Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Texas Longhorns take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Texas as 21 point favorites. This season the Longhorns are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Jayhawks have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Shane Buechele finished with 244 yards through the air for Texas last week. He completed 20 passes out of 40 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Longhorns were led in rushing by D'Onta Foreman, who finished with 341 yards on 33 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Jake Oliver was the team leader in receiving with a total of 76 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 90 total plays for 658 yards for the game. The Longhorns ran for 414 yards on 50 attempts.
Carter Stanley finished with 127 yards passing for Kansas last week. He went 9 for 11, resulting in a 82% completion percentage. The Jayhawks were led on the ground by Ke'aun Kinner, who finished with 65 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Steven Sims led the team in receiving with 124 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Kansas had 18 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 441 yards for the contest. The Jayhawks ran for 150 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Texas scores 35.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 34th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.8 passes on 33.6 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 38th in college football. The Longhorns run for an average of 245.5 yards per game on 48.6 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the nation. They also run 82.2 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 509.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 14th overall this season. The Longhorns average 26.1 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the country. They accumulate 66.2 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, which ranks 18th in the nation.
Texas allows 270.4 passing yards per game, ranking 113th in D-1, and they allow 32.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 97th. They give up 20.9 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.8. The Longhorns allow 186.2 rushing yards per game on 46.3 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 79th in the country. Texas allows 456.6 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 107th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 58.5 yards per game, ranking them 89th among D-1 teams.
Kansas averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 119th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.3 passes per game on 37.9 attempts for a 61.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 236.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 62nd in Division 1. The Jayhawks run for an average of 121.6 yards per game on 33.9 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 116th on the ground. They also run 71.8 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 357.9 yards per game, ranking them 109th in the country on offense. The Jayhawks get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 117th in the nation. They average 48.4 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 90th in college football.
Kansas allows an average of 237.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 77th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 39.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 120th in the nation. They give up 18.8 completions on 31.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9 per game. The Jayhawks allow 225.9 rushing yards per contest on 42.8 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 110th in the country. Kansas allows 463.2 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 109th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 57.1 yards in each contest, ranking 83rd in the nation.
Texas Betting Trends
Texas is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Texas has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Kansas Betting Trends
Kansas is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 LB Malik Jefferson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/17/16 WR Kai Locksley Undisclosed has left team
10/03/16 RB Chris Warren III Knee out indefinitely
09/15/16 RB Kirk Johnson Knee out indefinitely
09/01/16 OL Buck Major Finger out indefinitely
11/13/16 WR Bobby Hartzog Achilles "?" Saturday vs. Texas
11/13/16 LB Marcquis Roberts Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Texas
11/13/16 QB Montell Cozart Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Texas
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
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas +21
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