West Virginia at Kansas College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 17 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 67.5. The Mountaineers have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-1. The Jayhawks have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-0-1 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 0-3-0 against the spread
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
09/17/17 OL Grant Lingafelter Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
09/17/17 RB Kennedy McKoy Disciplinary missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Kansas
09/17/17 S Toyous Avery Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
09/17/17 RB Taylor Martin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
Useful Offensive Statistics
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12th in Division 1 in points scored with 139. They have run 239 plays this season for 1,749 yards, which ranks them 9th in the nation in total offense. The Mountaineers average 7.3 yards per play, which is 16th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 83 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground West Virginia has run for 641 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the country. They've run 117 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 19 times for 196 yards so far this season, which has them 55th in the nation in penalties. Will Grier has thrown for 1,027 yards this season. He has completed 69 passes on 105 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 178.6. He averages 9.8 yards per pass attempt and 11 adjusted yards per throw.
West Virginia is 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 67. They have surrendered a total of 1,240 yards on D, which is 93rd in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 94th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 48 passes on 90 attempts against the West Virginia Mountaineers defense this season, placing them 48th and 60th in the country. The West Virginia pass defense has also given up a total of 703 yards through the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 121 attempts for 537 yards this year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 24 penalties for 222 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 114th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
West Virginia is ranked 48th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 24 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 87th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 220 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 31 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,993. The West Virginia Mountaineers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 87th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. West Virginia Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 632 yards on 16 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 96th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jayhawks have run for 328 yards as a team, which ranks 100th in the nation. They've run 91 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Jayhawks have been penalized on offense 21 times for 164 yards so far this year, which has them 40th in the country in penalties. They are 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 95. They have run 237 plays this year for 1,358 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Kansas Jayhawks average 5.7 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this season, ranking them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Peyton Bender has completed 85 throws while attempting 146 passes for a completion percentage of 58.2%. He has passed for 1,030 yards this year. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 124.2.
The Kansas Jayhawks rush defense has given up 109 attempts for 413 yards this season, putting them in 69th place in the country against the run. They have had 22 penalties for 204 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in Division 1. Kansas is 108th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 103. They have given up a total of 1,304 yards on D, which is 101st in the nation. The Jayhawks are 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 69 throws on 103 attempts against the Kansas defense this season, ranking them 106th and 85th in the country. The Kansas Jayhawks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 891 yards in the air, which is 112th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas Jayhawks have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 38th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Kansas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 592 yards on 14 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 58th in the NCAA in punting average. Kansas is 51st in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 25 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 75th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 259 yards on special teams, which puts them 21st in kick return yardage. The Jayhawks average 19 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,642.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -17
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