K-State Football: Bovada puts over/under for Wildcats at eight wins

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K-State football fans have to be pretty excited for the upcoming season, as they’re thought highly of heading into the 2017 college football campaign. Bovada released their odds and have the over/under for KSU at eight wins.

It’d be silly not to have confidence in the Kansas State Wildcats heading into the 2017 season. They’re returning most of their unit from a season ago, one that led the Cats to a 9-4 record.

That alone is reason enough to believe in the K-State football program having a successful season in 2017, but the fact that Bill Snyder is still the head coach of this team makes this appear to be a really fun season on the horizon.

Earlier this month, the preseason poll for the Big 12 were released and Kansas State was ranked third in said poll. While it might seem low for K-State fans, it’s hard to argue about the two teams put ahead of the Cats (Oklahoma and Oklahoma State).

When looking at Kansas State’s schedule this season, I picked eight games that they should for sure win. Games against the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys will be tough, especially the one against OU, so I’m not confident in picking KSU to win either of those just yet.

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The Wildcats will also have to play the Texas Longhorns on the road and the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock. The Cats beat both of these teams a season ago, but they were both in Manhattan, and the Texas Tech game came down to the wire.

Now it’s worth noting that the Red Raiders have lost their fearless leader to the NFL, but they’ve always been a high-powered offensive unit. I don’t see that changing in 2017.

As for the Texas game, it’s not that the Longhorns particularly scare me (though they were ranked fourth in that Big 12 preseason poll), but they’re always getting major talent at their university. Texas is supposed to be one of the top units in college football every year, but it just hasn’t been happening for the Horns as of late.

Another game that I’m on the fence about is the one against West Virginia, a team who barely edged out the Cats last season. That was a road game for K-State and I think that on their home field in 2017, they should have the advantage and ultimately come away with the victory.

With K-State football set to be the best local program in 2017, Wildcat fans should sit back and enjoy the ride this season.