Kansas State vs. NC State Betting Lines - Pop-Tarts Bowl Odds

Kansas State Wildcats College Football Betting

Kansas State Wildcats College Football Betting

The Kansas State Wildcats had a successful 2023 campaign that will end with a fourth bowl berth in five years under the leadership of head coach Chris Klieman. QB Will Howard has entered the transfer portal after four years in Manhattan. The Senior led K-State to the 2022 Big 12 championship. That likely means that freshman sensation Avery Johnson will be under center next year and in the Pop-Tarts Bowl against the NC State Wolfpack.

College Football Betting Lines

NC State Wolfpack +3.5

Kansas State Wildcats -3.5

Total: 47

Money Line: NC State +140, Kansas State -160

Kansas State Wildcats Weekly Matchup

On Thursday, December 28, 2023, the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 will face the NC State Wolfpack of the ACC in the Pop-Tarts Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. Kickoff time is 5:45 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

Last game, the NC State Wolfpack won 39-20 against the North Carolina Tar heels as 2.5-point home dogs. The game went over the total of 55. NC State has a record of 9-3 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 4-8 over/under the total. NC State ranks 98th for total offense, 101st for passing, 77th for rushing and 70th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 24th overall, 58th against the pass, 16th against the rush, and 26th for points allowed. Also, NC State ranks 13th for fewest turnovers lost and 3rd for takeaways.

Kansas State Wildcats Weekly Recap

Last game, the Kansas State Wildcats lost 42-35 against the Iowa State Cyclones as 10-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 46. Kansas State has a record of 8-4 straight up, 7-4-1 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Kansas State ranks 23rd for total offense, 52nd for passing, 15th for rushing, and 12th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 59th overall, 73rd against the pass, 47th against the rush, and 32nd for points allowed. Also, Kansas State ranks 8th for fewest turnovers lost and 31st for takeaways.

Abu Sama III rushed for 276 yards and three touchdowns as Iowa State defeated Kansas State 42-35 in a high-scoring affair despite a heavy snowstorm in Manhattan, Kan.

The Cyclones had five scoring plays of at least 60 yards, including four of at least 70. Three of those long plays were runs by Sama. Rocco Becht threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns despite throwing just 12 passes for Iowa State. Will Howard was 24-of-48 for 288 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Kansas State.

The loss to Iowa State was a sad ending for the Will Howard era at Kansas State. Now, the Wildcats will prepare for the Avery Johnson QB era.

2023 Kansas State Wildcats Football Schedule

Sep 2 vs. SE Missouri State W 45-0 1-0
Sep 9 vs. Troy W 42-13 2-0
Sep 16 at Missouri L 27-30 2-1
Sep 23 vs. UCF W 44-31 3-1
Oct 6 at Oklahoma State L 21-29 3-2
Oct 14 at Texas Tech W 38-21 4-2
Oct 21 vs. TCU W 41-3 5-2
Oct 28 vs. Houston W 41-0 6-2
Nov 4 at Texas L 30-33 6-3
Nov 11 vs. Baylor W 59-25 7-3
Nov 18 at Kansas W 31-27 8-3
Nov 25 vs. Iowa State L 35-42 8-4

In November 1988, the Kansas State Wildcats finished their second consecutive winless season. Sports Illustrated labeled Kansas State as the worst program in college football. Many observers said the program should be shut down. There was no hope for a program with the worst record in college football history. Following that lost season, K-State threw a Hail Mary. The Wildcats hired Iowa offensive coordinator Bill Snyder to save the program. Not only did Snyder save the K-State football program, but he also built a sustained national power.

Bill Snyder pulled off the Manhattan Miracle with tireless work and a relentless demand for perfection. Snyder did the impossible. In fact, he did so well that the famed Oklahoma Sooners Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer called him “The Coach of the Century.”

Chris Klieman has continued the success of Snyder. Klieman posted three bowl berths in his first four seasons. Most important of all, Klieman led the Wildcats to the 2022 Big 12 championship.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami-FL Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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