Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Kansas Jayhawks take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at McLane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 35 point favorites. This season the Jayhawks are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Willis finished with 348 yards through the air for Kansas last week. He completed 31 passes out of 45 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Jayhawks were led in rushing by Taylor Martin, who finished with 62 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. LaQuvionte Gonzalez was the team leader in receiving with a total of 131 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 89 total plays for 470 yards for the game. The Jayhawks ran for 122 yards on 44 attempts.
Seth Russell finished with 178 yards passing for Baylor last week. He went 12 for 22, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Bears were led on the ground by Shock Linwood, who finished with 237 yards on 25 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Blake Lynch led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Baylor had 30 first downs total. 22 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 84 total plays for 647 yards for the contest. The Bears ran for 469 yards on 62 carries as a team.
Kansas scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 95th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25.6 passes on 40.2 attempts for a 63.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 279.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in college football. The Jayhawks run for an average of 97.2 yards per game on 30.6 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 124th in the nation. They also run 70.8 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 376.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 98th overall this season. The Jayhawks average 18.2 first downs per game which ranks them 110th in the country. They accumulate 48.8 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 91st in the nation.
Kansas allows 231.8 passing yards per game, ranking 69th in D-1, and they allow 33 points per contest on defense, which ranks 99th. They give up 19.8 completions on 34.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.9. The Jayhawks allow 187.4 rushing yards per game on 40.4 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 88th in the country. Kansas allows 419.2 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 81st in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 65 yards per game, ranking them 107th among D-1 teams.
Baylor averages 42.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 13th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.6 passes per game on 33.8 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage. They throw for 278.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 33rd in Division 1. The Bears run for an average of 290.2 yards per game on 50.2 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 5th on the ground. They also run 84 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 568.4 yards per game, ranking them 4th in the country on offense. The Bears get an average of 26.6 first downs per game, which ranks 8th in the nation. They average 85.6 penalty yards per game via 10 penalties, ranking them 5th in college football.
Baylor allows an average of 166.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 13th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 31.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.2 per game. The Bears allow 174.8 rushing yards per contest on 45.8 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 78th in the country. Baylor allows 341 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 24th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 42 yards in each contest, ranking 12th in the nation.
Kansas Betting Trends
Kansas is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 LB Joe Dineen Leg "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
10/09/16 LS John Wirtel Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
10/09/16 LB Marcquis Roberts Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
10/05/16 OT Jordan Shelley-Smith Concussion out for season
09/01/16 RB Ryan Schadler Illness out for season
09/01/16 CB Shola Ayinde ACL out for season
10/09/16 DT Bravvion Roy Elbow injured last game, expected to miss Saturday vs. Kansas
10/09/16 PK Chris Callahan Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/09/16 CB Jordan Tolbert Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/09/16 WR KD Cannon Groin "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
08/19/16 DL Byron Bonds Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 RB Johnny Jefferson Personal out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor
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