Kansas State had a knack at winning close games with an offense that was less than stellar. It all came down to Kansas State's Collin Klein who made the plays when they needed it, plus their defense was pretty good. However, Alabama's defense is really good and while I would not want to bet against Kansas State with Klein running their offense, but there is little chance their offense can keep pace with Alabama.
|433.4 Total YPG
|343.4 Total YPG
|219.83 Rushing YPG
|193.67 Rushing YPG
|213.6 Passing YPG
|149.80 Passings YPG
|8.8 Points allowed per game
|27.8 Points allowed per game
|191.3 Yards allowed per game
|398.8 Yards allowed per game
|74.92 Rushing yards allowed per game
|131.5 Rushing yards allowed per game
|116.3 Passing yards allowed per game
|267.3 Passing yards allowed per game
|+6 turnover margin
|+13 turnover margin
|2.17 Sacks per game
|1.58 Sacks per game
However, I for some reason think that Collin Klein has the ability to make that one play when Kansas State needs it on third or fourth and short. At the very least Kansas State has the ability to keep the game close, but they would need an extraordinary performance from their defense.
My prediction is that Alabama wins 27-20 over Kansas State.
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