Kansas at TCU College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Amon G. Carter Stadium
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Amon G. Carter Stadium is the venue for the game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 38 point favorites. The total has been set at 61. The Horned Frogs are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0. The Jayhawks are 1-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-1-0.
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Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The TCU Horned Frogs are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
10/15/17 LB Denzel Feaster Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. TCU
10/15/17 CB Derrick Neal Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. TCU
10/15/17 LB Dru Prox Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. TCU
10/15/17 RB Khalil Herbert Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. TCU
10/15/17 OL Mesa Ribordy Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. TCU
10/15/17 S Shaquille Richmond Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. TCU
09/20/17 DT Isi Holani Knee out for season
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
09/27/17 G Patrick Morris Undisclosed out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas Jayhawks have run for 869 yards as a unit, which ranks 90th in the nation. They've run 207 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Jayhawks have been penalized on offense 41 times for 317 yards so far this year, which has them 56th in the country in penalties. They are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 148. They have run 456 plays this year for 2,396 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The Jayhawks average 5.3 yards per play, which is 94th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 114 1st downs this season, ranking them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. Peyton Bender has completed 122 throws while attempting 221 passes for a completion percentage of 55.2%. He has passed for 1,391 yards this year. He averages 5.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 111.9.
The Jayhawks rush defense has given up 247 attempts for 1,120 yards this season, putting them in 86th place in the country against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 305 yards on defense this year. That places them 49th in Division 1. Kansas is 125th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 269. They have given up a total of 2,860 yards on D, which is 100th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 199 attempts against the Kansas Jayhawks defense this season, ranking them 101st and 67th in the country. The Kansas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,740 yards in the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas Jayhawks have tried 9 field goals this year and made 8, which is 47th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Kansas Jayhawks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,617 yards on 40 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 91st in the NCAA in punting average. Kansas is 69th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and average 3.6 yards per return, which is 110th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 437 yards on special teams, which puts them 34th in kick return yardage. The Jayhawks average 20 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,864.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Horned Frogs are 19th in Division 1 in points scored with 248. They have run 441 plays this season for 2,789 yards, which ranks them 52nd in the nation in total offense. The TCU Horned Frogs average 6.3 yards per play, which is 34th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this year, placing them 35th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground TCU has run for 1,197 yards as a team, which ranks 39th in the country. They've run 251 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Horned Frogs have been penalized on offense 38 times for 330 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the nation in penalties. Kenny Hill has thrown for 1,450 yards this season. He has completed 127 passes on 182 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.5. He averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw.
TCU is 18th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 104. They have surrendered a total of 2,018 yards on D, which is 26th in Division 1. The Horned Frogs are ranked 42nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 92 passes on 192 attempts against the TCU defense this season, placing them 17th and 58th in the country. The TCU Horned Frogs pass defense has also given up a total of 1,428 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 202 attempts for 590 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in D-1 against the run. The Horned Frogs have committed 28 penalties for 253 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
TCU is ranked 100th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 52 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 61st in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 275 yards on special teams, ranking 99th in kick return yardage. The TCU Horned Frogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,116. The Horned Frogs have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 84th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. TCU kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 865 yards on 23 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 122nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs -38
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