Saturday, November 26, 2016
Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium
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The Kansas Jayhawks take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 24.5 point favorites. This season the Jayhawks are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Carter Stanley finished with 220 yards through the air for Kansas last week. He completed 21 passes out of 42 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Jayhawks were led in rushing by Ke'aun Kinner, who finished with 69 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Steven Sims was the team leader in receiving with a total of 79 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 332 yards for the game. The Jayhawks ran for 112 yards on 39 attempts.
Jesse Ertz finished with 177 yards passing for Kansas State last week. He went 16 for 25, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Alex Barnes, who finished with 129 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Deante Burton led the team in receiving with 82 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Kansas State had 25 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 414 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 237 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Kansas scores 20.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 118th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.1 passes on 38.3 attempts for a 60.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 234.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 62nd in college football. The Jayhawks run for an average of 120.7 yards per game on 34.4 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 115th in the nation. They also run 72.6 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 355.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 110th overall this season. The Jayhawks average 17.8 first downs per game which ranks them 116th in the country. They accumulate 51.7 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 77th in the nation.
Kansas allows 230.7 passing yards per game, ranking 71st in D-1, and they allow 37.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 117th. They give up 18.6 completions on 31.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.2. The Jayhawks allow 227 rushing yards per game on 44.6 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 110th in the country. Kansas allows 457.7 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 110th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 57.8 yards per game, ranking them 87th among D-1 teams.
Kansas State averages 32.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 48th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.8 passes per game on 25.7 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 158.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 116th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 212.6 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 34th on the ground. They also run 67.5 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 371.4 yards per game, ranking them 99th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 21.5 first downs per game, which ranks 60th in the nation. They average 53.5 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 71st in college football.
Kansas State allows an average of 279.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 118th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 40th in the nation. They give up 22.6 completions on 34.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 111.9 rushing yards per contest on 30.6 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the country. Kansas State allows 391.4 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 55th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 58.8 yards in each contest, ranking 90th in the nation.
Kansas Betting Trends
Kansas is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Kansas State Betting Trends
Kansas State is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas State has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 TE Ben Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
11/20/16 WR Bobby Hartzog Achilles "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
11/17/16 DE Anthony Olobia Achilles out for season
11/17/16 LB Marcquis Roberts Shoulder out for season
10/30/16 LB Joe Dineen Hamstring out for season
10/14/16 DT D.J. Williams Dismissed has been dismissed
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
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State -24.5
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