Kansas vs Texas NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Carter Stanley and the Kansas Jayhawks go to Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Texas Longhorns. Kansas opens this contest as 22-point underdogs. The Jayhawks are 2-4-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Longhorns are 4-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Kansas Jayhawks played the Oklahoma Sooners and lost 45-20. Pooka Williams Jr. led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 36 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 137 yards by way of 23 carries which had him averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Stephon Robinson Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 131 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 26.2 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 18/28 with 230 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Jayhawks ended up rushing 32 times and generated 130 yards earning them an average of 4.1 yards per carry. For the contest, the Jayhawks racked up a total of 18 1st downs and they had a total of 9 infractions for 82 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In the game, they ran 60 plays for 360 yards. In terms of defense, Kansas gave up 20 catches on 29 tries totaling 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Against the run, the Jayhawks gave up 268 yards on 37 carries which is an average of 7.2 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 545 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Jayhawks come into this matchup with a record of 2-4 in 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 22.8 points per game, ranking them 103rd in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 158.7 rushing yards per contest which is 8th in the conference. For total yards, they rank 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 101st in the country with 2,127 yards. The Jayhawks have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 29.7 points per game which has them at 9th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Jayhawks have allowed 1,175 yards. Opponents are completing 63.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.4 yards per try. In regard to yards rushing, Kansas is giving up 220.8 yards per contest which has them at 10th in the Big 12 Conference and 120th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush ranking them 9th in the Big 12 and 93rd in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,325 yards rushing through 6 contests.
In their last outing, the Texas Longhorns took on the Oklahoma Sooners and took the loss by a score of 34-27. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Longhorns was Sam Ehlinger who went 26/38 with 210 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Roschon Johnson paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 57 yards and he notched 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 95 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he averaged 11.9 yards per carry. Collin Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 82 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 13.7 yards per reception for that game. The Longhorns ended up running the ball 36 times and racked up 100 yards which had them averaging 2.8 yards per run. Overall, the Longhorns got 25 1st downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 49 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In all, they totaled 73 plays which added up to 310 yards. When discussing the defense, Texas allowed 16 catches on 28 tries totaling 235 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. On the ground, the Longhorns allowed 276 yards on 38 carries which is an average of 7.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 511 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Longhorns head into this game 4-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Longhorns have one of the best offenses in college football. Texas has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 164.3 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 69th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 986 yards rushing through 6 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Longhorns average 456 yards per contest overall putting them 35th in the nation and 7th in the conference. The Longhorns are conceding 27.8 points per contest which puts them at 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 75th in D-1. When talking about points given up, they have given up 167 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 143.3 yards per contest which puts them at 53rd in Division 1 and 5th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 860 yards rushing and 4.8 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the least effective units in the country. They are giving up 310 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Longhorns sit in 10th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Longhorns -22
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