AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas hosts the Kansas State Wildcats (0-0) against the Stanford Cardinal (0-0). The Cardinal (on the moneyline to win) will take on the Wildcats ( ) on September 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET on FS1. A point total of points has been set for the matchup.
In this article we detail key metrics, betting trends, top players and the best available odds — everything you need to know before making a bet on the game.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 24, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Kansas State Vs. Stanford Betting Odds
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Kansas State Offense Vs. Stanford Defense (2020)
|Kansas State Offense||Stats (Rank)||Stanford Defense|
|26.6 (81)||Points/Gm||31.7 (77)|
|338.4 (106)||Yards/Gm||438.7 (93)|
|185.7 (107)||Pass Yards/Gm||216.7 (44)|
|152.7 (77)||Rush Yards/Gm||222.0 (111)|
|7.5 (56)||Yards/Pass||8.3 (107)|
|4.3 (66)||Yards/Rush||5.5 (115)|
|33.1% (108)||3rd Down %||51.3% (124)|
|15 (84)||Turnovers||7 (102)|
|14 (37)||Sacks||9 (108)|
Stanford Offense Vs. Kansas State Defense (2020)
|Stanford Offense||Stats (Rank)||Kansas State Defense|
|29.3 (56)||Points/Gm||32.2 (84)|
|420.2 (45)||Yards/Gm||444.7 (97)|
|286.7 (22)||Pass Yards/Gm||267.5 (109)|
|133.5 (93)||Rush Yards/Gm||177.2 (78)|
|7.8 (46)||Yards/Pass||7.6 (78)|
|4.0 (77)||Yards/Rush||4.7 (85)|
|48.2% (13)||3rd Down %||39.9% (59)|
|5 (8)||Turnovers||12 (68)|
|10 (17)||Sacks||28 (20)|
When Kansas State Has The Ball
- The Wildcats allowed 14 sacks last season (37th-fewest in college football), while the Cardinal’s defense compiled nine (20th-fewest).
- Kansas State’s 185.7 passing yards per game last year ranked 107th in the FBS. Stanford’s defense allowed 216.7 through the air (44th in college football).
- The Wildcats’ passing attack averaged 7.5 yards per pass attempt last year (56th in FBS). The Cardinal gave up 8.3 per pass (107th).
- Kansas State ranked 66th with 4.3 yards per carry last season, compared to the 5.5 per rush Stanford allowed (115th in the FBS).
When Stanford Has The Ball
- The Cardinal averaged 286.7 passing yards per game last year, 22nd in the FBS. They’ll face a Wildcats pass defense that struggled, allowing 267.5 per game and ranked 109th.
- Stanford’s offense was eighth-ranked in college football last year in terms of turnovers allowed (5), and is up against the 68th-ranked team in turnovers forced from a season ago, Kansas State (12).
- The Cardinal’s offense was 45th in the FBS in yards per game last season (420.2), while the Wildcats were 97th in yards allowed (444.7).
- Stanford converted 48.2% of its third downs last year (13th in college football), while Kansas State’s defense ranked 59th in that category (39.9%)
Kansas State Betting Trends And Insights
- Kansas State compiled a 6-4-0 record against the spread last season.
- The Wildcats covered the spread once when favored by 2.5 points or more last season (in two opportunities).
- A total of six of Kansas State’s games last season hit the over.
- Kansas State’s games last season featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 53 points five times.
- The Wildcats were listed as the moneyline favorite just one time last season, a game they lost.
Stanford Betting Trends And Insights
- Stanford put together a 3-3-0 ATS record last year.
- The Cardinal covered the spread twice when an underdog by 2.5 points or more last year (in three opportunities).
- A total of three of Stanford’s games last season went over the point total.
- Kansas State’s games last season went over this contest’s total of 53 points five times.
- Last season, the Cardinal won two out of the three games in which they were the underdog.
Kansas State Players To Watch
- Will Howard recorded 1,178 passing yards (130.9 yards per game) with a 53.6% completion percentage last year (90-of-168), while throwing eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also added 364 rushing yards on 78 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 40.4 yards per game.
- A season ago, Deuce Vaughn picked up 652 rushing yards (65.2 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns. He tacked on 25 catches for 434 yards (43.4 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
- Briley Moore chipped in with 338 yards on 22 catches and three touchdowns. He averaged 37.6 receiving yards per game last year.
- Last year Chabastin Taylor caught 19 passes for 293 yards and one touchdown, averaging 36.6 receiving yards per game.
Stanford Players To Watch
- Davis Mills threw for 1,504 yards while completing 66% of his passes (128-of-194), with seven touchdowns and three interceptions last year (300.8 yards per game).
- Austin Jones took 126 carries for 550 rushing yards a season ago (91.7 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 149 yards (24.8 receiving yards per game).
- Last year Nathaniel Peat rushed for 204 yards on 29 carries (34.0 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
- Last season Simi Fehoko notched 37 catches for 584 yards (97.3 ypg) with three touchdowns.
- Brycen Tremayne tacked on 14 grabs for 265 yards last year. He averaged 53.0 receiving yards per game.
- Michael Wilson caught 19 passes for 261 yards and one touchdown last year, averaging 65.3 yards per game.
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