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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) Kansas State Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: KSU -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 48
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It’s a non conference match up between two teams who are both currently 2-0 on the season. The Kansas State Wildcats make the trip to Nashville, Tennessee to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.
This is the first match up between the two teams since 1984. In that game Vanderbilt came out ahead by a final score of 26-14.
Kansas State Wildcats
The Kansas State Wildcats come into this game on a four game losing streak if you count the end of last year, but the competition hasn’t been that hard.
They have beat Central Arkansas and the Charlotte 49ers by scoring 55 points in each game while giving up only 26 points total.
This will be the first real test for this team. They have looked really good, but it’s hard to judge with the level of competition they were playing.
Quarterback Jesse Ertz has been the leader of this team, but he actually hasn’t played a ton with both games being blowouts.
He comes into this game with 511 yards passing and four touchdowns thrown. He also hasn’t thrown an interception yet this year.
To win this game the Wildcats need to get out to the fast start. They need to control the time of possession and really drive the ball down the field the first couple of drives.
On the other side of this match up is the Vanderbilt Commodores who like the Wildcats come into this game having won both of the first games this season.
They come into this game having just put a beat down on Alabama A&M beating them by a final score of 42-0. Junior quarterback Kyle Shurmur only threw for 202 yards in the game, but had four touchdowns.
He needs to have a big game in this one if they want to have a chance in this game. The Wildcats defense is good and they are going to have to find a way to attack it, probably through the short pass game.
The defense also needs to apply early pressure and try to get Ertz feet to be a bit happy. He has been known to have the ball sail on him when he is facing pressure and they need to try to really ramp that up in this game.
If they can get him to feel uncomfortable they can come ahead in this game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1 in KSU last 8 games overall.
- Under is 7-2-2 in VAN last 11 games in September.
- Under is 20-7-2 in VAN last 29 games overall.
- Under is 11-5-1 in VAN last 17 games on fieldturf.
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Both of these defenses are good, and I think that will be the case again in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Wildcats ATS
As good as both quarterbacks have been I think they will struggle early on in this game. I think that Ertz will settle in a bit faster and taht will be the difference in this game.
He will have a big second half and that will lead the Wildcats to victory.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Kansas State 21 – Vanderbilt 17
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