Texas Tech vs Kansas NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
Jett Duffey and the Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas opens this game as 4.5-point underdogs. The Red Raiders are 4-2-1 ATS and 3-3-1 when betting on the total. The Jayhawks are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went up against the Iowa State Cyclones and took the loss by a score of 34-24. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Red Raiders was Jett Duffey who went 40/52 with 239 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. SaRodorick Thompson led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 57 yards by way of 10 carries which had him averaging 5.7 yards per carry. R.J. Turner was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 76 yards on 11 catches. He had an average of 6.9 yards per reception for the game. The Red Raiders ran the ball a total of 34 times and racked up 168 yards earning them an average of 4.9 yards per rush. For the contest, the Red Raiders racked up 25 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 60 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. For the game, they finished with a total of 86 plays which gave them a total of 407 yards. In terms of defense, Texas Tech conceded 23 catches on 32 throws totaling 378 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.9%. For the game, they gave up a total of 564 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Red Raiders conceded 186 yards on 23 runs which gave them an average of 8.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 this season. For total yardage, they sit in 6th in the conference and 22nd in the nation with 3,336 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 30.3 points per contest, which has them at 60th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 168.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 8th in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 28.3 points per game ranking them 6th in the Big 12. When it comes to yards on the ground, Texas Tech is allowing 185.6 yards per contest putting them 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 94th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per carry which has them at 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 88th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,299 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Red Raiders have conceded 2,158 yards. Opponents are completing 60.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 9.0 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Kansas Jayhawks went up against the Texas Longhorns and lost 50-48. Pooka Williams Jr. paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 65 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 190 yards by way of 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.6 yards per carry. Andrew Parchment was the receiving yardage leader by earning 83 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 27.7 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 27/47 with 310 yards passing and threw 4 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Jayhawks ran the football 39 times and racked up 259 yards giving them an average of 6.6 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Jayhawks had a total of 27 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 50 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they ran 86 plays for 569 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Kansas gave up 31 completions on 45 tries for a total of 399 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.9%. On the ground, the Jayhawks gave up 239 yards on 40 carries which gave them an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 638 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Jayhawks head into this matchup 2-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Jayhawks have an offense that could be called mediocre in the country. Kansas is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 173 rushing yards per game, ranking them 61st in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 1,211 yards rushing through 7 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Jayhawks average 385.1 yards per game overall ranking them 83rd in college football and 8th in the conference. The Jayhawks are allowing 32.6 points per game ranking them 9th in the conference and 106th in the nation. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 228 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 223.4 yards per game ranking them 123rd in Division 1 and 10th in the conference. This season, they have conceded 1,564 yards on the ground and 14.7 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in college football. They are giving up 248.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jayhawks are currently ranked 7th in the Big 12.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Raiders -4.5
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