Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Cyclones (-32.5)
The Kansas Jayhawks (1-3) are on their way to Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Iowa State Cyclones (2-2). Kansas opens this game as 32.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 57.5.
The Kansas Jayhawks head into this matchup 1-3 this season. In their last game, the Jayhawks faced the Duke Blue Devils and went home with a loss by a final score of 52-33. Jason Bean went 19/32 with 323 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 152.3 and ended the game with 2 picks. Devin Neal led the offense in rushing for the Jayhawks with 17 totes for 107 yards (6.3 yds per attempt). In all, they ran 72 plays which totaled 530 yards. The Kansas Jayhawks ran the rock 40 times and accumulated 207 yards, which is an average of 5.2 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Jayhawks gave up 279 yds on 52 tries, which calculates to 5.4 yards per rush surrendered. Kansas allowed 22 completions on 29 tries for 328 yds, and a completion rate of 75.9%.
The Jayhawks have tallied 1,378 yards in total this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Kansas has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 3 different times. Kansas has accumulated 57 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 20 penalties for 179 yds. Offensively they're averaging 149.3 yards on the ground ranking them 83rd in the nation. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Kansas Jayhawks hold an average of 19.8 points per outing.
When talking about passing yards, the Jayhawks are conceding 940 yds which ranks them 92nd in college football. They are conceding 235.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 70.8%. During the season, they are surrendering 476.3 yards per contest which has them ranked 136th in the country. They have yielded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.4 yards per run and 241.3 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have allowed 965 rushing yards through 4 contests. The Jayhawks rank 137th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 40.0 PPG.
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The Cyclones head into this matchup 2-2 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cyclones took a loss by a final score of 31-29 when they faced the Baylor Bears. Brock Purdy (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 263 yds on 22/33 passing while his quarterback rate was 137.6. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 8.0. Breece Hall carried the ball 27 times for 190 yards, ending the contest with 7.0 yards per attempt for Iowa State. The Cyclones finished with a total of 479 yds and they ran 73 plays (6.6 yards per play). Iowa State ran the ball for 5.4 yards per carry, totaling 216 yards on 40 carries. Iowa State relinquished 31 running attempts for 121 yds (3.9 yds per rush). The Cyclones pass defense allowed a completion rate of 73.7%, surrendering 164 yards on 14 out of 19 passing.
The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 411.5 yards per game, which is good for 62nd in D-1. The Iowa State offense has compiled 133 penalty yards on 18 infractions, which has them sitting 115th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cyclones have thrown for a total of 1,023 passing yards in addition to an average of 255.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 48th in the country. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Cyclones currently sit 80th in the country by scoring 27.5 points per outing.
The Cyclones are conceding 17.8 PPG, which puts them 40th in Division 1. Iowa State has allowed the opposition a total of 273 yards rushing (68.3 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. This year, they have conceded 71 points. They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 148.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 24th in Division 1. The Cyclones defense has been on the field for 220 plays, which is good for 26th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +32.5
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