Player Props for College Football’s Week 9: Our 3 Best Bets, Including Kenneth Walker III, Others
Scott Taetsch/Getty Images. Pictured: Jahan Dotson.
- Bo Nix takes on Ole Miss and Kenneth Walker III duels against Michigan.
- And don't forget about wide receiver Jahan Dotson, who will face Ohio State's shaky defense.
- Alex Kolodziej offers up the best player props for college football's Week 9.
There’s so much to choose from when scanning weekly college football player props. Naturally, one quarterback in Week 9 makes our picks for the third time this year.
I love the card this Saturday. Here is whom we’re banking on to fill our pockets this weekend.
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Auburn QB Bo Nix Over/Under 26.5 Rushing Yards
Welcome back, Bo Nix. We’re 1-1 betting his props, and Saturday’s clash against Ole Miss may as well be the rubber match.
The junior is starting to grease his wheels on the ground. He’s put up more than twice as many rushing attempts in his last three games than he did over his first four.
LSU pro-style quarterback Max Johnson wasn’t a threat for Ole Miss’ defense last Saturday.
However, Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker went off for a season-high 108 yards the week prior – seven days after Arkansas’ K.J. Jefferson rang the Rebels up for 85.
Nix has averaged 33.3 yards per game over his recent three-game heater, and Ole Miss ranks 71st nationally in yards per carry allowed.
Pick: Over 26.5 Rushing Yards
Penn State WR Jahan Dotson Over/Under 6 Receptions
Penn State needs to throw the ball Saturday. Ohio State has bottled up the run, ranking among the top 15 in yards per carry allowed this season.
The secondary, meanwhile, has watched its numbers improve over the last few weeks — mostly due to spotty competition in Akron, Rutgers, and an Indiana offense down its starting quarterback.
Penn State is throwing the ball on more than 52% of snaps, a year after posting just a 45.5% clip.
The Nittany Lions are three-score underdogs, and Dotson has been heavily involved in the passing game, nabbing six or more catches in five straight.
His floor is extremely high, as he’s bagged at least five receptions in every game this season.
Pick: Over 6 Receptions
Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker Over/Under 0.5 Touchdowns
This is a big bounce-back spot for Walker, who’s currently pacing all running backs in Heisman odds entering Week 9 (+1400).
The Wake Forest transfer is admittedly coming off a poor game versus Indiana (3.7 yards per carry and zero touchdowns), but it was just his second game this season he failed to find paydirt.
Walker is hogging the ball in the backfield. He has more than four times as many rush attempts as the next-leading Spartan rusher this season.
Michigan State’s projected team total calls for about three touchdowns. Walker should account for at least one of them.
Pick: Over 0.5