Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Kansas Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (-28.5)
Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones (3-2) head to Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Kansas Jayhawks (0-5). Iowa State opens this game as 28.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 55.
In their last contest, the Iowa State Cyclones went up against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and left there with a loss by a score of 24-21. Brock Purdy went 19/34 with 162 yards via the pass and completed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick for the contest. Breece Hall led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 70 yards and he added 1 TD for this game. He rushed for a total of 185 yards on 20 carries which gave him an average of 9.3 yards per carry. Xavier Hutchinson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 68 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 8.5 yards per reception for that game.
Concerning scoring, the Iowa State Cyclones hold an average of 28.0 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 189.2 yards in the run game ranking them 29th in D-1. The Cyclones have racked up 2,048 total yards for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Iowa State has amassed 5 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. The Cyclones are sitting in 54th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 26.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per run and 125.8 rushing yards per game this year. For the season, they have allowed 629 yards on the ground through 5 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cyclones are allowing 1,300 yards which puts them in 85th in college football. Over the course of their 5 games, they have surrendered 260.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 67.5%. For the season, they have given up 385.8 yards/contest which puts them 56th in the country.
For his career, Purdy has passed for a total of 7,306 yards with 48 touchdowns and 18 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 229 different times totaling 676 rushing yards. His quarterback rating is 151.2 with a touchdown percentage of 5.6% and an interception rate of 2.1%. He is throwing for 260.9 yards per game. Brock Purdy has connected on 555 of his attempted career 854 throws for a completion percentage of 65.0%.
In their last outing, the Kansas Jayhawks went up against the Kansas State Wildcats and went home in defeat by a score of 55-14. Jalon Daniels went 22/39 with 207 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Velton Gardner paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 27 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 72 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 4.5 yards per run. Kwamie Lassiter II was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 58 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 8.3 yards per reception in this outing.
For the season so far, the Jayhawks have thrown for 742 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 148.4 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 87th in D-1. The Kansas Jayhawks hold an average of 273.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 93rd in Division 1. They have an average of 124.6 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 623 yards for the year. When looking at putting points on the board, the Jayhawks rank 94th in D-1 by scoring 15.0 points per contest. Kansas has allowed a total of 1,038 yards rushing (207.6 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns via the rush this season. The Jayhawks are relinquishing 45.0 points per game, which has them 110th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 225 points. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 230.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 59th in D-1.
In 4 games in his collegiate career, Jalon Daniels has been successful on 45 of 79 attempts for 381 yards with no TD's and 1 pick.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cyclones -28.5
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