Kansas at Boston College NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/13/2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Anthony Brown and the Boston College Eagles host the Kansas Jayhawks at Alumni Stadium on Friday, September 13, 2019. The spread on this game has Boston College as 18.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5. The Jayhawks are 0-2-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 2-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
In the last game they played, the Kansas Jayhawks went up against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and took the loss by a score of 12-7. Leading the way at QB for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 13/19 with 107 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 2 interceptions in the game. Pooka Williams Jr. led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 99 yards via 22 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per run. Stephon Robinson Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 45 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 11.3 yards per reception in the game. The Kansas Jayhawks ended up running the ball 37 times and earned a total of 173 yards which earned them an average of 4.7 yards per run. On the day, the Jayhawks earned a total of 17 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 40 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 56 plays which gave them a total of 280 yards. In terms of defense, Kansas conceded 8 catches on 14 throws totaling 119 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. Against the run, the Jayhawks conceded 176 yards on 48 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 3.7 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 295 yards and forced 0 takeaways.
The Jayhawks head into this matchup 1-1 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 15.5 points per contest, ranking them 115th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 138 rushing yards per game which is 8th in the Big 12 Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 7th in the conference and 102nd in D-1 with 624 yards. The Jayhawks have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 14.5 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Big 12 Conference. When it comes to yards rushing, Kansas is giving up 161 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the conference and 92nd in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush which has them at 5th in the Big 12 Conference and 62nd in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 322 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Jayhawks have conceded 348 yards. Teams are completing 62.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.0 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Boston College Eagles went up against the Richmond Spiders and ended up getting the win by a score of 45-13. David Bailey led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 36 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 97 yards by way of 13 carries which had him averaging 7.5 yards per run. Jake Burt was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 55 yards on 1 reception. He earned an average of 55.0 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Anthony Brown who went 8/14 with 163 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Boston College Eagles ended up running the ball 50 times and earned a total of 346 yards giving them an average of 6.9 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 66 plays for a total of 518 yards. On the day, the Eagles totaled 24 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 10 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Boston College allowed 19 catches on 26 tries for a total of 149 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.1%. On the day, they gave up a total of 364 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Eagles allowed 215 yards on 44 attempts which means they allowed 4.9 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 2-0. Boston College has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 251.5 rushing yards per game, putting them 20th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 503 rushing yards through 2 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Eagles average 475 yards per contest overall which has them at 38th in the nation and 4th in the ACC. The Eagles are allowing 20.5 points per contest ranking them 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 48th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in college football. They are allowing 246.5 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Eagles currently sit at 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In discussing points given up, they have given up 41 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 156.5 yards per game which puts them at 86th in the nation and 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For this season, they have conceded 313 rushing yards and 0 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +18.5
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