2017 Cactus Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins

2017 Cactus Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins

In the Cactus Bowl; played at Chase Field in Phoenix Arizona – the Kansas State Wildcats will take on the UCLA Bruins on Tuesday night. The Kansas State Wildcats are coming into the game with a 7-5 record. The Wildcats finished 4th in the Big 12 Conference, and won their final two games of the regular season at Oklahoma State and at home to Iowa State.

The UCLA Bruins are out of the Pac-12 Conference and are 6-6 on the season. The Bruins finished 4th in the Pac-12 South Division. UCLA won their regular season finale at home against California to become bowl eligible. The Kansas State Wildcats are -7 over the UCLA Bruins in the Cactus Bowl played on Tuesday night in Phoenix. 

Bruins Passing Like Crazy

Josh Rosen is the quarterback of the UCLA Bruins, and will likely be one of the top picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen has not said whether he will go or not, but most are projecting him as the top quarterback off the board. The quarterback tosses for just shy of 3,800 yards this season with 26 touchdowns. Jordan Lasley was the top receiver for the Bruins with more than 1,130 yards receiving.

The Bruins passed for more than 348 yards per game ,and rushed for an additional 117. The rushing game for UCLA was one of the worst in all of College Football. UCLA’s six wins this season came over Texas A+M, Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona State and then California.

Wildcats led by Legendary Snyder

Bill Snyder remains the head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats. The man is one of the oldest college ootball coaches ever. The Wildcats this season finished in a deadlock with Texas, West Virginia and Iowa State in the middle of the Big 12 pack. Kansas State started the season with back to back wins over Central Arkansas and Charlotte.

The Wildcats are anchored by their defense. Kansas State was 59th in the nation allowing just under 26 points per game. On the offensive side, no player for the Wildcats was elite, but several guys got the job done. The passing game finished with 181 yards per game via the air and the run game picked up nearly 190 yards per game.

Bruins Smoke Wildcats

The UCLA Bruins are a touchdown underdog in this game, and we have that as dead wrong. The Bruins are going to win this game over Kansas State. The Bruins offense is going to throw the football all over on the Kansas State defense. UCLA is going to get the ball up and down the field, and come away with a win in this game. Rosen finishes this game with over 400 passing yards, and 4 or more touchdowns. Bet on the UCLA Bruins +7 over the Kansas State Wildcats in College Football as part of the Cactus Bowl.