Kansas State vs. Vanderbilt Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Kansas State vs. Vanderbilt fearless prediction and game preview.
Kansas State (2-0) vs. Vanderbilt (2-0) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16th
Game Time: 7:30 pm ET
Venue: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
You want to try guessing just how good these two are going into the third week of the season?
Kansas State was amazing in its first two games of the season, hanging up 55 on the board against both … Central Arkansas and Charlotte?
Vanderbilt at least came up with a gem to kick things off against a Middle Tennessee squad that beat Syracuse last week. But Alabama A&M was hardly a test.
Even so, Kansas State’s offense has been incredible, Vanderbilt’s defense has been stifling, and now, these two should play one of the better under-the-radar battles in a soft slate of games.
One Reason Why Kansas State Will Win
Jesse Ertz has been incredible.
The Kansas State veteran quarterback started showing hints of being a dangerous downfield passer throughout the second half of last year. So far this season, he’s been devastating, averaging almost 14 yards per throw hitting 70% of his passes with four score and no picks.
Meanwhile, Kansas State has been all Kansas State – dominating in the return game, leading the nation in turnover margin, and owning third downs.
This is an air-tight team led by a veteran quarterback who knows what he’s doing. The Wildcats are built to win a road game like this.
One Reason Why Vanderbilt Will Win
Speaking of rock-solid, what more could you possible ask for out of the Commodores to kick things off?
The defense hasn’t allowed s a thing, especially on third downs. Vandy leads the country in third down D, giving up two two – shutting out Middle Tennessee in the opener.
But the defensive production was expected.
Enter Kyle Shurmur, who started to rise up as a solid quarterback last year, and so far this season has been nothing short of sensational hitting 76% of his throws for 498 yards and seven scores with no picks.
The Kansas State secondary hasn’t been tested yet. It will be this week.
What’s Going To Happen
Again, good luck trying to figure out just how good these two really are.
Kansas State has the great O, and can play more than a little D. Vanderbilt has the amazing D, and it can rise up and rock on O.
The Wildcats will do a wee bit more on special teams, with a few big returns and field position being just enough to get out in a really, really good, tough battle.
Kansas State vs. Vanderbilt Prediction
Kansas State 26, Vanderbilt 20
Kansas State -3.5 o/u: 48
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