New York Post

’Boys, Pack will pile up points

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The Wild cat returns for his 21 st season in The Post. Including the 1997-2016 Bet tor’ s Guide, Cat’ s record in print stands at5 73-479(54.5 percent) against the spread.

COWBOYS/Packers Over 52¹/₂: So long as Aaron Rodgers’ sketchy offensive line gives him sufficient time to find his receivers, and presuming Rodgers doesn’t get bogged down in yet-another secondquar­ter scoring drought, this should get there. Iffy Cowboy secondary helps. It’s difficult to conceive either of these high-potential offenses are entering this headliner with the idea that sustained defensive excellence will carry the day, so they may as well strap themselves in and enjoy themselves. Go “high” in this playoff rematch, for one unit.

SATURDAY

Kansas State (+5) over TEXAS: The boxing crews constantly argue that “styles make fights,” and this looms a classic case. A mobile quarterbac­k with K-State’s Jesse Ertz’s talents is not going to flatter Texas’ defensive stats against the run — and on defense, the Purple and White will clobber you first and offer condolence­s later. Bill Snyder’s bunch may not be of New Year’s Day caliber, but gets the job done at this level. Growl with K-State, for one unit.

LAST WEEK: 2-0. Rams (W). Colorado (W). SEASON: 5-4

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