LSU easily won the first matchup, and now we move onto the No. 9 seeded Wisconsin Badgers traveling to the No. 8 seeded Kansas St. Wildcats. Kansas State is an odd team in that they score points on offense, but do not put up huge yards and their defense is an average team. It just seems that their quarterback Collin Klein gets things done either running or passing.
Even thought Kansas State is the higher seed, I think Wisconsin could out muscle them on the line of scrimmage and they have Heisman finalist Motnee Ball to run up against the Kansas State defense. However, in saying that I think Kansas State would somehow make it a close game when it is all said and done. Plus, playing at home in Manhattan, Kan., gives Kansas State a unique home field advantage.
|33.1 PPG||44.6 PPG|
|343.4Total YPG||466.9 Total YPG|
|193.67 Rushing YPG||237.38 Rushing YPG|
|149.80 Passings YPG||229.5 Passing YPG|
|27.8 Points allowed per game||17.0 Points allowed|
|398.8 Yards allowed per game||292.8 Yards allowed per game|
|131.5 Rushing yards allowed per game||137.85 Rushing yards allowed per game|
|267.3 Passing yards allowed per game||155.0 Passing yards allowed per game|
|+13 Turnover margin||+16 turnover margin|
|1.58 Sacks per game||1.77 Sacks per game|
My official projection would have Wisconsin winning 38 to 21 over Kansas State
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Wisconsin (84 votes)
Kansas State (105 votes)
189 total votes