Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (+16.5)
The Baylor Bears (2-0) are en route to Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Kansas Jayhawks (1-1). Kansas opens as 16.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 51.
The Baylor Bears come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 this year. In their last matchup, the Bears faced off with the Texas Southern Tigers and took home the win by a score of 66-7. Abram Smith led the offense in rushing for the Bears with 12 attempts for 126 yds (10.5 yds per carry). Gerry Bohanon finished 17/23 with 247 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 207.2 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. In the running game, the Bears conceded 163 yds on 39 tries, which averages out to 4.2 yards per run allowed. Baylor allowed 12 pass completions on 22 tries for 120 yds, and a completion rate of 54.5%. In all, they ran 67 plays which converted into 717 yds. The Baylor Bears ran the ball a total of 41 different times and compiled 422 yds, which had them averaging 10.3 yds per carry.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Baylor Bears are averaging 47.5 PPG. As a unit they're holding an average of 331.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 5th in the country. The Bears have tallied 1,106 total yards for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Baylor has totaled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns via the ground. Baylor has accrued 55 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 14 infractions for 131 yds.
The Bears sit in 42nd in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 13.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per attempt on the ground and 121.0 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have conceded 242 yards on the ground through 2 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Bears are conceding 276 yds which ranks them 49th in D-1. They have given up 138.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 51.6%. For the season, they are allowing 259.0 yards/game which puts them 49th in college football.
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The Jayhawks come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Jayhawks walked away with a loss by a score of 49-22 against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Jason Bean ended the contest with 189 yds on 12/23 passing while his QB rate was 121.2. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.2. Jason Bean carried the ball 13 times for 102 yards, finishing the contest with 7.8 yards per attempt for Kansas. Kansas rushed for 4.6 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 174 yards on 38 carries. The Jayhawks finished the game with 412 yards while running 67 plays (6.1 yds per play). The Jayhawks passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 81.0%, surrendering 245 yards on 17 for 21 through the air. Kansas surrendered 40 run attempts for 215 yards (5.4 yds per carry).
The Kansas Jayhawks average 329.5 yards per outing, which ranks them 78th in the nation. The Kansas offense has racked up 94 yds of penalties on 13 infractions, which is 52nd in college football in terms of giving up free yards. For the year so far, the Jayhawks have racked up 401 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 200.5 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 66th in the country. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Jayhawks are sitting 110th in college football by scoring 19.5 PPG.
Kansas has allowed a total of 379 yards via the ground game (189.5 yards per contest) as well as 6 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have yielded 2 touchdowns via the pass as well as 171.5 yards/contest, which has them ranked 68th in D-1. The Jayhawks defense has participated in 124 plays, which ranks 68th in the country. The Jayhawks are allowing 31.5 points per game, which has them ranked 119th in college football. In total, they have given up 63 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -16.5
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