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    Star player Kimani Vidal and the Troy Trojans (1-0) play the Kansas State Wildcats (1-0) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium.

    The Wildcats are very heavy favorites (currently -15.5) in their game versus the Trojans, with the over/under being 50.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Wildcats are -781 and the Trojans are +538.)

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    Game Info for Kansas State vs. Troy

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Manhattan, Kansas
    • Stadium: Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium
    Kansas State vs Troy Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Kansas State -15.5 -110 -110 50.5 -110 -110 -781 +538

    Kansas State Pick Insights

    • Kansas State has covered the only spread it has faced this season (1-0-0).
    • Kansas State is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 15.5-point favorites.

    Kansas State Stats & Insights

    • Kansas State scored 32.3 points per game last year, 15.2 more than Troy allowed per contest (17.1).
    • Kansas State was 8-2 against the spread and 8-2 overall in games when it scored over 17.1 points last season.
    • Kansas State racked up 92.4 more yards per game (418.8) than Troy gave up per outing (326.4) last year.
    • Kansas State was 8-3 against the spread and 9-3 overall when the team picked up more than 326.4 yards last year.
    • Last year Kansas State ran for 88.7 more yards per game (208.3) than Troy allowed per contest (119.6).
    • When Kansas State ran for over 119.6 yards last season, it compiled an 8-3 ATS record and a 9-3 overall record.
    • Kansas State had 12 giveaways last year, while Troy had 24 takeaways.

    Kansas State’s Best Players

    • Will Howard’s previous season stat line: 1,633 passing yards (116.6 per game), 119-for-199 (59.8%), 15 touchdowns and four picks.
    • Deuce Vaughn picked up 1,558 rushing yards (111.3 per game) and nine touchdowns last season. In the receiving game, he made 42 catches for 378 yards and three scores.
    • Adrian Martinez ran for 627 yards on 111 carries (44.8 yards per game), with 10 rushing touchdowns last year.
    • Malik Knowles hauled in 48 catches for 725 yards (51.8 per game) while being targeted 77 times. He also scored two touchdowns.
    • Phillip Brooks also impressed receiving last season. He bagged 45 receptions for 587 yards and four touchdowns. He was targeted 78 times.
    • Kade Warner’s stat line last year: 456 receiving yards, 46 catches, five touchdowns, on 74 targets.
    • Last season Felix Anudike stacked up 8.5 sacks, eight TFL and 44 tackles.
    • Austin Moore was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 76 tackles, seven TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception last year.
    • Julius Brents collected four interceptions while adding 38 tackles, three TFL, and four passes defended last year.

    Troy Betting Insights

    Troy Pick Insights

    • Last season Troy racked up 3.7 more points per game (25.6) than Kansas State surrendered (21.9).
    • When Troy recorded more than 21.9 points last year, it was 6-1 against the spread and 6-1 overall.
    • Troy racked up 360.4 yards per game last season, only 14.7 fewer than the 375.1 Kansas State allowed per outing.
    • Troy was 4-2 against the spread and 6-0 overall when the team picked up more than 375.1 yards last year.
    • Last year Troy averaged 117.9 rushing yards per game, 32.9 fewer than Kansas State allowed per outing (150.8).
    • Last season Troy had a 3-0 ATS record and a 3-0 overall record in games the team rushed for over 150.8 yards.
    • Troy turned the ball over 21 times last year, three fewer times than Kansas State forced turnovers (24).

    Troy’s Best Players

    • Gunnar Watson threw for an average of 200.9 passing yards per game and threw for 14 touchdowns last season.
    • Vidal averaged 81.2 rushing yards and collected 10 rushing touchdowns.
    • DK Billingsley ran for eight touchdowns on 670 yards a year ago.
    • Tez Johnson averaged 61.3 receiving yards and collected four receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
    • Rajae’ Johnson-Sanders averaged 50.9 receiving yards on 4.3 targets per game in 2022, scoring seven touchdowns.
    • Deshon Stoudemire worked his way to two receiving touchdowns and 507 receiving yards (36.2 ypg) last season.
    • T.J. Jackson proved to be a relentless defender last year, recording eight sacks, nine TFL and 48 tackles.
    • Carlton Martial had an impressive defensive performance last season with 104 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Last year Reddy Steward intercepted three passes to go along with 34 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

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