Kansas State vs Nevada - Best Player Prop
College Football is back and in full swing, who else is excited for a full slate of football? In my first article we hit Chris Olave over 90.5 fairly easily but last week we were betrayed by the Utes in a crushing upset defeat. My specialty is Player Props but it's really tough to get these articles out in a timely manner when sportsbooks are scared to take any action and don't post numbers until right before gametime. To bypass that, we’re gonna base our plays off of PrizePicks early lines and you can use that information when sportsbooks finally make them available. Now let's not waste any more time and get into the play.
Let me get my bias out the way first, Vaughn is one of my favorite players in college football. That being said, I still love this spot. Some context into the game is that Kansas State is playing at home against the Nevada Wolf Pack. Both teams are coming into this game 2-0 and it's a serious spot with long term bowl game implications.
Let's talk about Carson Strong, the Nevada quarterback is seen by many as an NFL quarterback and someone that is definitely in the Heisman conversation. Nevada is known for their air raid offense and are gonna play as fast as possible against a less offensively explosive Kansas State squad. One of the biggest ways you slow the game down and beat a team like Nevada is to establish the run. Kansas State is also missing their starting QB and should look to rely on parts of their offense that have been successful thus far.
Now enters Deuce Vaughn, the 5’6 172 pound sophomore running back. He’s really burst onto the scene so far this year putting up these stat lines, 26-120-3 and 13-124-1 in his two games so far. He's a guy that not only runs with a surprising amount of power for his height but also a lot of explosiveness. Seeing his touches trend up from 13 to 26 was another thing that got me fired up to play this, Kansas State clearly has confidence in him.
I really do think he can be the difference maker in this game. Establishing the Run is gonna be crucial to keeping a team like Nevada at bay and I think Vaugn will play a big part in that. Vaugn currently is posted at 97.5 on Prize Picks which is a number I really like, if the sportsbooks post anything under 100 then I'm in. If you want something to pair this with on Prize Picks then make sure to check out all the amazing premium tools over at Bet Karma right now.