College Football - Kansas St. Wildcats at Auburn Tigers (-13, 45.5) 7:45 PM EST
The Kansas State Wildcats might be from the Big 12, but with programs as rich in tradition as these two going at it, the game figures to have conference rival intensity.
Kansas State took down one giant last season in Texas and will have a chance at another at Auburn to start the new campaign.
The Wildcats lost last two games, but still went bowling and put a smile on K-State fans regaining some of the swagger from legendary coach Bill Snyder’s earlier years.
If not for Colt McCoy from Texas, Josh Freeman the Wildcats quarterback would have received far more attention as freshmen signal caller nationally.
Auburn will go about there business in the state of Alabama and let all the big talkers from Tuscaloosa squawk while trying to live up to the Tigers standards they have set this decade.
Coach Tommy Tuberville has good news and bad news concerning line play. Only one returning starter on the offensive line is back, meaning quarterback Brandon Cox needs to do a better job in releasing the ball quicker.
On the defensive front, only LSU has as much talent as Auburn and they will have to carry the Tigers early.
Key Trend – KANSAS ST is 7-0 OVER (+7.0 Units) as a road underdog over the last 3 seasons.
The average score was KANSAS ST 22.6, OPPONENT 39.3 - (Rating = 2*)
Kansas State plays in hostile venues in the Big 12; nevertheless a Saturday night game in the SEC is animal of a different color.
The Wildcats need to weather the early uprising from Auburn or they could be blown out as 13-1/2 point dogs at sportsbook.com.
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