Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (+27.5)
Jalon Daniels and the Kansas Jayhawks (0-8) travel to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-6). Texas Tech opens this contest as 27.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 66.
In the last game they played, the Kansas Jayhawks took on the TCU Horned Frogs and left there with a loss by a score of 59-23. Amauri Pesek-Hickson led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 100 yards by way of 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.5 yards per run. Kwamie Lassiter II was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 116 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 16.6 yards per reception for that game. Miles Kendrick went 11/18 with 166 yards by way of the pass and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception on the day.
The Jayhawks have earned 2,119 total yards this season. As a unit they average 104.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 116th in college football. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Kansas has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. When talking about scoring points, the Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 16.1 points per game. Regarding yards through the air, the Jayhawks are conceding 1,890 yds which ranks them 95th in college football. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 465.4 yards per game ranking them 123rd in Division 1. The Jayhawks are sitting in 139th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 49.8 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per rush and 229.1 yards on the ground per game on the season. Over the course of their 8 games, they have surrendered 236.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.3%. During the season, they have given up 1,833 yards via the ground game in 8 games.
Jalon Daniels has connected on 76 of his attempted career 152 tosses for a completion percentage of 50.0%. He is throwing for 102.6 yds per outing. For his career, Daniels has passed for 718 yards with 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 86.6 with a TD rate of 0.7% and an interception percentage of 2.6%. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 74 times for a total of 24 rushing yds.
The last time they took the field, the Texas Tech Red Raiders faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home in defeat by a score of 50-44. Alan Bowman went 30/45 with 381 yards via the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception for the game. SaRodorick Thompson paced the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 59 yards and he added 2 TD's in this contest. He ran for a total of 133 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.8 yards per run. Erik Ezukanma led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 183 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 26.1 yards per catch in this outing.
In terms of how much they score, the Red Raiders are sitting 54th in D-1 holding an average of 30.6 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Red Raiders have thrown for a total of 2,544 yards through the air along with holding an average of 282.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 26th in college football. They are averaging 149.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,341 yards for this year. The Texas Tech Red Raiders maintain an average of 431.7 yards per contest which is good for 40th in D-1. Texas Tech has conceded a total of 1,752 yards via the ground game (194.7 yards per contest) and 23 touchdowns rushing so far this year. The Red Raiders are surrendering 39.3 PPG, which puts them 131st in Division 1. This season, they have surrendered 354 points. They have conceded 17 touchdowns via the pass and 275.9 yards/outing, which has them sitting 120th in D-1.
Bowman has thrown for 33 TD's compared to 16 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.8% and his interception rate is 2.3%. He has rushed for -3 yds on 44 attempts. He averages 285.4 yds per game through the air with a 141.4 quarterback rating. In the 18 contests in his career, Alan Bowman has been successful on 463 of 687 attempts for 5,137 yards.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +27.5
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