Saturday, September 17, 2016
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The Kansas Jayhawks take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 19.5 point favorites. This season the Jayhawks are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Montell Cozart finished with 198 yards through the air for Kansas last week. He completed 17 passes out of 24 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Jayhawks were led in rushing by Ke'aun Kinner, who finished with 16 yards on 5 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 114 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas got a total of 9 first downs by way of 1 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 44 total plays for 232 yards for the game. The Jayhawks ran for 26 yards on 15 attempts.
Riley Ferguson finished with 295 yards through the air for Memphis last week. He completed 26 passes out of 40 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Patrick Taylor Jr., who finished with 86 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. Anthony Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 103 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Memphis got a total of 27 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 18 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 406 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 111 yards on 33 attempts.
Kansas scores 38 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 42nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 33.5 attempts for a 68.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 302.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 24th in college football. The Jayhawks run for an average of 98.5 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 115th in the nation. They also run 58.5 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 401 yards per game, ranking their offense 73rd overall this season. The Jayhawks average 18.5 first downs per game which ranks them 94th in the country. They accumulate 43.5 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranks 99th in the nation.
Kansas allows 108 passing yards per game, ranking 10th in D-1, and they allow 21.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 56th. They give up 12.5 completions on 29.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 42.4. The Jayhawks allow 249.5 rushing yards per game on 48.5 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 116th in the country. Kansas allows 357.5 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 67th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 43.5 yards per game, ranking them 31st among D-1 teams.
Memphis averages 35 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 53rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 65 percent completion percentage. They throw for 295 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 111 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 106th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 406 yards per game, ranking them 70th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 27 first downs per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. They average 40 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 108th in college football.
Memphis allows an average of 143 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 25th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17 points per contest, which has them ranked 36th in the nation. They give up 19 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.9 per game. The Tigers allow 110 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 41st in the country. Memphis allows 253 total yards per game for an average of 4 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 80 yards in each contest, ranking 118th in the nation.
Kansas Betting Trends
Kansas is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 WR Jeremiah Booker Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/11/16 OL Jordan Shelley-Smith Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/01/16 RB Ryan Schadler Illness out for season
09/01/16 CB Shola Ayinde ACL out for season
09/12/16 WR Hunter Hill Knee out indefinitely
09/12/16 WR Mechane Slade Leg out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Sam Craft Hamstring out indefinitely
09/12/16 OL Zach Collins Upper Body out indefinitely
08/30/16 QB Brady Davis Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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