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    DJ Giddens will lead the Kansas State Wildcats (6-2) into their battle versus the Texas Longhorns (7-1) at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET.

    The Wildcats are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+4), against the Longhorns (with an over/under of 50.5 points).

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    Game Info for Texas vs. Kansas State

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Austin, Texas
    • Stadium: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
    Texas vs Kansas State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Texas -4 -109 -110 50.5 -110 -110 -193 +161

    Texas Pick Insights

    • Texas has posted a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Texas has a 3-4 record against the spread this season when favored by 4 points or more.
    • Two of Texas’ eight games with a set total have hit the over (25%).

    Texas Stats & Insights

    • Texas ranks 27th in total defense this season (328 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 454.1 total yards per game.
    • Texas has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (24th-best with 34.5 points per game) and scoring defense (15th-best with 16 points allowed per game) this year.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Texas ranks 35th in the FBS with 274.1 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 70th in passing yards allowed per contest (230.1).
    • Texas ranks 36th in rushing yards this year (180 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 97.9 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Texas ranks 64th in third-down percentage this year (40.6%), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking third-best in the FBS with a 27.1% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Texas has forced 13 total turnovers (33rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over nine times (33rd in the FBS) for +4a turnover margin of +4, 27th-ranked in college football.

    Texas’ Best Players

    • Quinn Ewers has thrown for 1,915 yards (239.4 ypg) to lead Texas, completing 70.9% of his passes and tossing 13 touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Jonathon Brooks has racked up 922 yards on 143 carries while finding paydirt seven times as a runner. He’s also caught 22 passes for 212 yards (26.5 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • CJ Baxter has been handed the ball 60 times this year and racked up 240 yards (30 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Xavier Worthy’s leads his squad with 572 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 44 catches (out of 63 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
    • Adonai Mitchell has caught 29 passes for 427 yards (53.4 yards per game) and seven touchdowns this year.
    • Ja’Tavion Sanders has a total of 357 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 20 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Ethan Burke leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Jaylan Ford is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 49 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
    • Michael Taaffe leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 17 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.

    Kansas State Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Kansas State has compiled a 6-2-0 record against the spread.
    • Kansas State games have gone over the point total in four out of eight opportunities (50%).

    Kansas State Pick Insights

    • Kansas State’s offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 464.6 total yards per game. In terms of defense, it is giving up 343.8 total yards per game, which ranks 45th.
    • Kansas State has dominated on both offense and defense this season, ranking 13th-best in points per game (37.4) and 14th-best in points surrendered per game (15.9).
    • Kansas State ranks 60th in the FBS with 238.6 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 78th with 234.4 passing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Things have been positive for Kansas State on both offense and defense, as it is posting 226 rushing yards per game (fifth-best) and ceding just 109.4 rushing yards per game (24th-best).
    • Kansas State has been a top-25 unit on third down on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks fourth-best in third-down conversion percentage (55%) and sixth-best in third-down rate surrendered (28.9%).
    • Kansas State has produced 10 forced turnovers (78th in the FBS) and committed seven turnovers (14th in the FBS) this season for a +3 turnover margin that ranks 36th in the FBS.

    Kansas State’s Best Players

    • Will Howard has racked up 1,628 yards (203.5 yards per game) while completing 63.7% of his passes and tossing 14 touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season. He’s also run for 313 yards with six touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Giddens, has carried the ball 116 times for 722 yards (90.3 per game), with seven touchdowns this year. He’s proven to be a dual threat, hauling in 240 receiving yards (30 per game) on 21 catches with one receiving touchdown.
    • Treshaun Ward has racked up 466 yards on 88 carries with three touchdowns.
    • Phillip Brooks has hauled in 437 receiving yards on 39 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Ben Sinnott has caught 27 passes and compiled 364 receiving yards (45.5 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Khalid Duke has five sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Austin Moore, Kansas State’s tackle leader, has 44 tackles, seven TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Will Lee III leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 27 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.
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