Kansas State vs Arkansas Pick
Liberty Bowl Preview
Both teams endured extreme twists of fate during the regular season. Kansas State suffered a six-game midseason losing streak before winning its final three games to secure a bowl bid, while Arkansas started 2-4 before catching fire to finish tied for third in the always difficult SEC West.
Players to watch
Kansas State linebacker Elijah Lee leads the team with 75 tackles, while also posting 5.0 sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen has thrown for 3,125 yards and 29 touchdowns, 19 of which came in the final six games of the regular season.
The Razorbacks are 1-3 in four previous Liberty Bowl appearances, with their only win coming in 2009.
The Wildcats have only one win in their last seven bowl appearances dating back to 2003.
A loss would mean the first losing season for Kansas State since 2008.
Arkansas averages 34 minutes, 8 seconds of possession time per game, third-highest in the FBS.
Kansas State quarterback Joe Hubener has thrown only nine touchdown passes, but leads the Wildcats with 13 rushing scores.
Razorbacks running back Alex Collins has rushed for 1,392 yards and ranks 11th in the FBS with 17 touchdowns.
Kansas State leads the all-time series 3-2, but has not beaten Arkansas since 1926.
The teams last met in the 2012 Cotton Bowl, with Arkansas winning 29-16.
Arkansas linebacker Dwayne Eugene is questionable with a thumb injury.
Kansas State vs Arkansas Betting Trends
Team record: 6-6 SU,6-6 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Kansas State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas State’s last 10 games
Team record: 7-5 SU,7-5 ATS
Arkansas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Arkansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Liberty Bowl Prediction
There will be a lot of offense in this game. Each team should be able to move the ball consistently and throw in a couple of turnovers. This will make for a much more entertaining game than any that were played on New Years Day.