Kansas Jayhawks vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Devils (-11.5)
The Kansas Jayhawks (1-2) are en route to Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Duke Blue Devils (2-1). Kansas opens this game as 11.5-point dogs. The total comes in at 59.
The Kansas Jayhawks come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 this year. In their last matchup, the Jayhawks played against the Baylor Bears and took a loss by a final of 45-7. Jason Bean finished 8/17 with 57 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 94.6 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Jason Bean was the best rusher for the Jayhawks with 12 totes for 62 yds (5.2 yards per carry). The Kansas Jayhawks ran the rock 32 different times and tallied 132 yards, which is an average of 4.1 yards per tote. In all, they tallied 50 plays for 189 yds. Kansas gave up 19 pass completions on 24 tries for a total of 269 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.2%. On the ground, the Jayhawks gave up 307 yards on 45 tries, which is an average of 6.8 yards per run surrendered.
The Jayhawks have tallied 848 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Kansas has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 1 time. Kansas has a total of 36 1st downs, and they have been called for 15 infractions for 114 yards. As a unit they are averaging 130.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 100th in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the Kansas Jayhawks have an average of 15.3 points per contest.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Jayhawks are giving up 612 yds which has them ranked 69th in college football. They are allowing 204.0 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 68.6%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 432.7 yards per outing which puts them 116th in D-1. The opposition is running for an average of 5.4 yards per run and 228.7 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 686 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Jayhawks sit in 129th in college football concerning team defense, allowing 36.0 points per game.
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The Blue Devils head into this game 2-1 for this year. When they last played, the Blue Devils got the victory with a final of 30-23 against the Northwestern Wildcats. Gunnar Holmberg (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 314 yds on 31/44 through the air while his quarterback rate was 133.4. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.1. Mataeo Durant carried the ball 22 times for 102 yds, ending the game with 4.6 yds per attempt for Duke. Duke ran for 4.5 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 223 yards on 50 attempts. The Blue Devils finished the contest with a total of 573 yards on 95 plays (6.0 yds per play). The Blue Devils secondary conceded a completion percentage of 48.7%, relinquishing 260 yards on 19 out of 39 through the air. Duke conceded 32 run attempts for 147 yds (4.6 yards per carry).
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Blue Devils sit 48th in D-1 scoring 34.3 PPG. For the season thus far, the Blue Devils have a total of 861 yards through the air as well as an average of 287.0 passing yards per contest, which ranks 28th in Division 1. The Duke Blue Devils maintain an average of 528.7 yards/contest, which is good for 13th in the nation. The Duke offense has racked up 208 yds of penalties on 22 violations, which has them sitting 28th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Blue Devils are surrendering 23.7 points per game, which has them sitting 80th in college football. Duke has allowed a total of 509 yards via the ground game (169.7 yards per contest) in addition to 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. This year, they have surrendered 71 pts. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air and 213.3 yards per game, which has them in 82nd in college football. The Blue Devils defense has taken part in 210 plays, which has them ranked 95th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +11.5
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