Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Kansas Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-28.5)
Kansas Memorial Stadium is the venue where Miles Kendrick and the Kansas Jayhawks (0-9) will play the Texas Longhorns (6-3) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Texas as 28.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 62.5.
The last time they played, the Texas Longhorns played the Kansas State Wildcats and earned the win by a score of 69-31. Bijan Robinson led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 75 yards and he ran for 3 touchdowns in this game. He scurried for 172 yards by way of 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 19.1 yards per carry. Jake Smith led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 55 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 13.8 yards per catch for the game. Sam Ehlinger went 20/27 with 274 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas Longhorns have an average of 41.3 points per game. As a team they have an average of 183.3 yards via the ground game which is 50th in college football. The Longhorns currently have 4,116 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Texas has earned 27 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns on the ground. The Longhorns are ranked 77th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 29.1 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per rush and 136.1 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have conceded 1,225 yards on the ground through 9 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Longhorns are allowing 2,462 yds which has them sitting in 119th in the nation. In their 9 games played, they have surrendered 273.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.5%. For the year, they are conceding 409.7 yards/game putting them 76th in Division 1.
For his career, Ehlinger has passed for a total of 11,276 yards with 93 touchdowns and 27 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 549 times totaling 1,908 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 144.7 with a TD percentage of 6.4% and an interception percentage of 1.8%. He is averaging 250.6 yds per contest. Sam Ehlinger has connected on 913 of his attempted career 1,460 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.5%.
In their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks took on the Texas Tech Red Raiders and ended up taking the loss by a score of 16-13. Miles Kendrick went 17/29 with 102 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Daniel Hishaw Jr. led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this outing. He rushed for 87 yards by way of 22 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per run. Luke Grimm led the team in receiving yardage by earning 41 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 6.8 yards per reception for that contest.
During this campaign thus far, the Jayhawks have earned 1,389 passing yards along with an average of 154.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 114th in Division 1. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 259.2 yards/game which ranks them 126th in Division 1. They are averaging 104.9 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 944 yards for this year. Regarding their ability to score points, the Jayhawks are ranked 123rd in D-1 with an average of 15.8 points per game. The Jayhawks are allowing 46.0 PPG, ranking them 139th in D-1. In total, they have surrendered 414 points in total. Kansas has allowed a total of 2,126 yards rushing (236.2 yards/game) as well as 24 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have conceded 20 touchdowns from the passing game and 223.0 yards/outing, which has them sitting 61st in the nation.
Kendrick has thrown for 7 touchdowns while tossing 5 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate on pass attempts is 5.0% and his interception rate is 3.6%. He has run for 32 yards on 58 attempts. He averages 67.9 yds per game through the air with a 115.0 quarterback rating. During the 11 contests in his college career, Miles Kendrick has connected on 84 of his 139 attempts for a total of 747 yards.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Longhorns -28.5
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