AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is the setting for the Kansas State Wildcats’ (0-0) matchup against the Stanford Cardinal (0-0). The Wildcats () take on the Cardinal ( on the moneyline to win) on September 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET on FS1. A point total of points has been set for the game.
In this article we outline key metrics, betting trends, top players and the best available odds — everything you need before placing 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 were No. 37 in college football in sacks conceded last year (14), playing the pass rush ranked 108th, the Cardinal’s (nine).
- Kansas State’s 185.7 passing yards per game last year ranked 107th in the FBS. Stanford’s defense gave up 216.7 through the air (44th in college football).
- The Wildcats averaged 7.5 yards per pass attempt last year (56th in the FBS), and the Cardinal allowed 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 286.7 passing yards per game the Cardinal averaged last year ranked them 22nd in the FBS, while the 267.5 the Wildcats gave up ranked them 109th.
- Stanford’s offense was eighth-ranked in college football last year in terms of turnovers allowed (5), and is playing the 68th-ranked team in turnovers forced from a season ago, Kansas State (12).
- The Cardinal had the 45th-ranked offense in the FBS in yards per game last year (420.2). They will be facing a Wildcats defense that was ranked 97th, giving up 444.7 yards per game.
- 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 went 6-4-0 ATS last season.
- The Wildcats covered the spread once last season (1-1 ATS) when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
- A total of six of Kansas State’s games last season hit the over.
- In five of 10 games last season, Kansas State and its opponents combined to total more than 53 points.
- The Wildcats were listed as the moneyline favorite just one time last season, a game they lost.
Stanford Betting Trends And Insights
- Stanford won three games against the spread last season, while failing to cover three times.
- The Cardinal were an underdog by 2.5 points or more three times last season, and covered the spread in two of those contests.
- Stanford’s games hit the over three out of six times last year.
- Kansas State’s games last season featured more combined points than 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 threw for 1,178 yards (130.9 yards per game) while completing 53.6% of his passes (90-of-168), with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions last year. He also carried the ball 78 times for 364 yards and 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 also contributed with 338 yards on 22 grabs and three touchdowns. He put up 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
- Last year Davis Mills put up 1,504 passing yards (300.8 yards per game) while going 128-for-194 (66% completion percentage) and throwing seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
- Austin Jones rushed for 550 yards on 126 attempts (91.7 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 24.8 receiving yards per game, grabbing 21 passes for 149 yards.
- Last season Nathaniel Peat ran 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) and scored three touchdowns.
- Brycen Tremayne also contributed with 14 grabs for 265 yards last year. He put up 53.0 receiving yards per game.
- Michael Wilson totaled 261 yards on 19 catches with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 65.3 yards per game .
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