Time: 3:30 PM EST, Saturday
Spread: K ST -6.5
M/L: K ST -270; MIA +230
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Miami covered last week’s two point spread against Boston College, winning by a score of 41-32.
Hurricanes frosh Duke Johnson was the highlight maker. He scored from 54 and 56 yards out, en route to rushing for 135 total yards. Stephen Morris threw for 207 yards and a TD.
“I’m not going to broadcast myself or anything like that,” Johnson said. “It’s one game. I try to stay to myself…” Johnson’s humbleness is refreshing, and should serve him well as he begins what could be a very illustrious college career.
The win improved the Hurricanes to 24-5 all-time against Boston College, who had won the last two match ups. The self-imposed ban last year kept the Hurricanes out of bowl play.
This game will prove to be a much bigger challenge, as the Hurricanes have lost 10 of their last 11 against Top 25 opponents since 2005, and K-State is a ranked team.
K-State stomped Missouri State 51-9 last week in their home opener. The Wildcats got off to a slow start, leading only 9-6 at the half, but came back to score 42 in the second half, 35 of which were in the game’s final quarter.
Collin Klein threw two second half TDs and John Hubert ran 95 yards for a fourth quarter score. Hubert finished with 152 yards rushing, and Braden Wilson & Daniel Sams both added rushing TDs. Tramaine Thompson returned a punt 89 yards, too.
“We talked about starting fast, and we started real slow. A lot of guys were anxious,” Chris Harper commented. Harper caught one of the TD passes.
Field goal kicker Anthony Cantele (3 of 3) echoed Harper’s sentiments, “Startin off that way, I was like “oh, no, not again.” Cantele added that the “offense pulled it off again.”
Klein commented that they “were able to get things correct” and “were better at the end of the game than at the start.” While both statements are fairly obvious, Klein and the Wildcats realize that they must get things correct early against a much tougher opponent this week.
Miami Betting Trends:
Hurricanes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs a team with a winning home record, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 280 passing yards in previous game, 5-1 ATS vs teams with winning record, 4-1 ATS in lat 5 overall. 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games following an ATS win, and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games after scoring more than 40 in previous game.
K-State Betting Trends:
Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 20 points or less in previous game, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 after accumulating 450+ tot. yards in previous game, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games vs a team with an winning record; 9-21 ATS in their last 30 non conf games.
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