Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Kansas Jayhawks take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Mountaineer Field. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 32 point favorites. This season the Jayhawks are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Montell Cozart finished with 120 yards through the air for Kansas last week. He completed 20 passes out of 36 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Jayhawks were led in rushing by Taylor Martin, who finished with 20 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Steven Sims was the team leader in receiving with a total of 35 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas got a total of 11 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 170 yards for the game. The Jayhawks ran for 49 yards on 28 attempts.
Skyler Howard finished with 212 yards passing for West Virginia last week. He went 24 for 39, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led on the ground by Kennedy McKoy, who finished with 83 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Daikiel Shorts led the team in receiving with 82 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. West Virginia had 27 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 421 yards for the contest. The Mountaineers ran for 209 yards on 41 carries as a team.
Kansas scores 19.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 123rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.3 passes on 38.1 attempts for a 61 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 59th in college football. The Jayhawks run for an average of 102.8 yards per game on 32.8 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 125th in the nation. They also run 70.9 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 340.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 118th overall this season. The Jayhawks average 17.1 first downs per game which ranks them 122nd in the country. They accumulate 45.6 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, which ranks 104th in the nation.
Kansas allows 236.1 passing yards per game, ranking 76th in D-1, and they allow 39.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 120th. They give up 18.8 completions on 32.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.5. The Jayhawks allow 210 rushing yards per game on 41.9 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 100th in the country. Kansas allows 446.1 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 103rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 56.6 yards per game, ranking them 82nd among D-1 teams.
West Virginia averages 31.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 53rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.7 passes per game on 34.9 attempts for a 65.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 290.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 206.9 yards per game on 42.7 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 38th on the ground. They also run 77.6 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 497.3 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 25.9 first downs per game, which ranks 11th in the nation. They average 54 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 70th in college football.
West Virginia allows an average of 239.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 79th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 24th in the nation. They give up 21.1 completions on 38.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.2 per game. The Mountaineers allow 148 rushing yards per contest on 36.7 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 46th in the country. West Virginia allows 387.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 52nd in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 55.9 yards in each contest, ranking 75th in the nation.
Kansas Betting Trends
Kansas is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas has an ATS record of 2-6-0 this season
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 LB Joe Dineen Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/30/16 RB Khalil Herbert Toe "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
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
10/30/16 CB Antonio Crawford Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/29/16 RB Rushel Shell Leg injured last game, "?"
10/24/16 RB Justin Crawford Ankle probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma State
10/13/16 PK Josh Lambert Personal has left team
09/29/16 DL Jaleel Fields Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/07/16 CB Jake Long Knee out for season
09/07/16 DE Xavier Pegues Shoulder out indefinitely
09/05/16 OL Yodny Cajuste Knee out for season
08/19/16 LB Brendan Ferns ACL out for season
08/14/16 FS Dravon Askew-Henry Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas
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