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Kansas State vs. LSU Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for 2022 Texas Bowl

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Kansas State vs. LSU Odds

Kansas State Odds +2.5
LSU Odds -2.5
Over/Under 47.5
Date Jan. 4
Location NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

Kansas State is set to take on LSU in the Texas Bowl on Jan. 4 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Find our expert’s projected odds, a recap of each team’s seasons, plus more information on the Texas Bowl below.

As of Monday morning,

Kansas State vs. LSU Projected Odds

Kansas State Spread -0.5
LSU Spread +0.5
Over/Under 47.2

These Kansas State vs. LSU projections are based on Collin Wilson’s college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Kansas State Reached the Texas Bowl

If quarterback Skylar Thompson was healthy throughout the season, the Kansas State Wildcats could’ve been a top-tier team in the Big 12 this season.

Thompson got injured in the second game of the season against Southern Illinois, and he returned for the game against Oklahoma in the midst of a three-game losing skid for the Wildcats. It took him a few games for Thompson to become himself again. After that losing skid, the Wildcats went 4-2 to close out the season.

Kansas State beat the teams it should have in the Big 12 and lost to top-tier teams such as Baylor, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. Thompson finished the season throwing for 1,854 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Wildcats’ star this season, though, is running back Deuce Vaughn, who ran for 1,258 yards this season with 15 touchdowns while averaging 5.9 yards per carry.

The Wildcats had a 7-5 record on the season, becoming bowl eligible for the second time in Chris Klieman’s three years at the helm. They went 6-5-1 against the spread.

How LSU Reached the Texas Bowl

Calling LSU’s 2021 season tumultuous is putting it kindly.

Between injuries, transfers and head coach Ed Orgeron agreeing to step down after the season, the Tigers naturally never found a groove.

A 49-42 upset of Florida in the middle of the schedule kept a program that won the title only two years ago from a six-loss streak in conference play.

The offense scuffled, especially after losing star receiver Kayshon Boutte. With him sidelined, LSU topped 28 points just once over six games.

It’ll be a new era in Baton Rouge under head coach Brian Kelly, who was hired from Notre Dame following the regular season. He took the Fighting Irish to the Playoff in 2018 and 2020.

Kansas State vs. LSU Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Kansas State and LSU match up statistically:

Kansas State Offense vs. LSU Defense
Rush Success 35 37
Line Yards 24 31
Pass Success 62 70
Pass Blocking** 66 25
Big Play 34 57
Havoc 99 42
Finishing Drives 69 76
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

LSU Offense vs. Kansas State Defense
Rush Success 111 32
Line Yards 99 37
Pass Success 51 93
Pass Blocking** 19 69
Big Play 63 78
Havoc 55 39
Finishing Drives 44 19
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling 115 18
Coverage 75 47
Middle 8 52 98
SP+ Special Teams 70 17
Plays per Minute 127 100
Rush Rate 58.7% (34) 48.6% (105)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

Texas Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Jan. 4
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • TV Info: ESPN

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