Kansas vs Oklahoma State NCAA Football Game Picks 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Boone Pickens Stadium
Boone Pickens Stadium is the site where Spencer Sanders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. The spread on this game has Oklahoma State as 17-point favorites. The Jayhawks are 4-5-0 ATS and 5-4-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 5-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks took on the Kansas State Wildcats and took the loss by a score of 38-10. Running the show from under center for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 13/23 with 115 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 2 picks on the day. Pooka Williams Jr. paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 61 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per carry. Stephon Robinson Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 62 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 15.5 yards per catch for that game. The Jayhawks ended up rushing 25 times and earned a total of 61 yards which earned them an average of 2.4 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they finished with a total of 51 plays for 241 yards. On the day, the Jayhawks got 12 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 55 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Kansas gave up 9 completions on 16 attempts totaling 129 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. In the running game, the Jayhawks gave up 342 yards on 60 attempts which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 471 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Jayhawks head into this matchup 3-6 this season. For total yards, they currently sit at 8th in the conference and 89th in college football with 3,464 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 25.8 points per contest, which has them at 88th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 153.8 rushing yards per contest which is 9th in the conference. The Jayhawks have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 33.3 points per contest which has them at 10th in the Big 12. When it comes to yards through the air, the Jayhawks have conceded 2,080 yards. Teams are completing 64.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt. In discussing rushing yards, Kansas is allowing 235.3 yards per contest putting them 10th in the Big 12 Conference and 126th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5 yards per rush ranking them 9th in the Big 12 Conference and 106th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 2,118 rushing yards through 9 games.
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys faced the TCU Horned Frogs and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-27. Leading the way at QB for the Cowboys was Spencer Sanders who went 9/15 with 158 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Chuba Hubbard led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 92 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 223 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 11.2 yards per carry. Dillon Stoner was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 93 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 31.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Cowboys rushed the ball a total of 41 times and racked up 301 yards which gave them an average of 7.3 yards per attempt. Overall, the Cowboys earned 17 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 37 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they ran 56 plays which added up to 459 yards. In terms of defense, Oklahoma State allowed 23 catches on 43 attempts totaling 287 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.5%. In the game, they conceded 450 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Cowboys allowed 163 yards on 39 tries which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed.
The Cowboys head into this game 6-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Cowboys have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Oklahoma State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 267.7 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 9th in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,409 rushing yards through 9 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cowboys average 500 yards per contest overall ranking them 9th in Division 1 and 2nd in the Big 12. The Cowboys are giving up 29.3 points per contest which puts them at 7th in the Big 12 and 80th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in Division 1. They are conceding 275.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cowboys sit in 8th in the conference. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 264 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 162.7 yards per game which puts them at 71st in Division 1 and 7th in the Big 12. For this season, they have conceded a total of 1,464 rushing yards and 14.4 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -17
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