Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Kansas Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Coastal Carolina (+3.5)
Miles Kendrick and the Kansas Jayhawks play the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Coastal Carolina opens this game as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 58.5.
In their last game in 2019, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers took the field against the Texas State Bobcats and ended up getting the win by a score of 24-21. CJ Marable led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 23 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this outing. He racked up a total of 121 yards via 25 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per run. Isaiah Likely was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 107 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 17.8 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Chanticleers was Bryce Carpenter who went 10/11 with 114 yards by way of passing and threw 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Chanticleers come into this game after finishing with a record of 5-7 for last year. They were a team that had one of the most potent offenses in the Sun Belt Conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yardage, they sat in 7th in the Sun Belt Conference and 91st in college football with 4,730 yards. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 30.3 points per game, putting them 55th in college football. As a team, they averaged 195.9 rushing yards per game which was 6th in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Chanticleers had one of the most lackluster defenses in the country allowing 30.5 points per contest, ranking them 4th in the conference and 84th in Division 1. In regard to yards on the ground, Coastal Carolina allowed 160.4 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the Sun Belt Conference and 70th in college football. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.4 yards per carry putting them 4th in the Sun Belt Conference and 78th in D-1 overall. In total, they conceded 1,925 rushing yards through 12 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chanticleers conceded 2,380 yards. Teams completed 69.7% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 8.2 yards per attempt.
In their last contest last season, the Kansas Jayhawks played the Baylor Bears and went home in defeat by a score of 61-6. Leading the way at QB for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 13/26 with 92 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 3 interceptions for this game. Pooka Williams Jr. paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 97 yards by way of 22 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per run. Andrew Parchment led the team in receiving yardage by earning 41 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 8.2 yards per catch in this outing.
The Jayhawks come into this game after finishing with a record of 3-9. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Jayhawks had one of the average offenses in college football. When talking about the points that were being put on the board, the Jayhawks were ranked 9th in the conference and 99th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 23.5 points per contest. Kansas had a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 146.3 yards per contest, which had them at 85th in the country. As a team, they compiled a total of 1,756 yards rushing through 12 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Jayhawks averaged 377.8 yards per game overall which had them at 90th in D-1 and 8th in the Big 12.
The Jayhawks allowed 36.1 points per game ranking them 10th in the Big 12 Conference and 119th in college football. Their passing defense was one of the middling groups in the country. They allowed 249.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jayhawks sat in 7th in the Big 12 Conference. When talking about points allowed, they allowed 433 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they conceded 225.7 yards per game ranking them 123rd in D-1 and 10th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they conceded 2,708 rushing yards.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chanticleers +3.5
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