Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (+24.5)
Kansas Memorial Stadium is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (1-7) will try to defeat the Kansas State Wildcats (5-3) on Saturday. Kansas State opens this contest as 24.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5.
The Kansas State Wildcats come into this game with a record of 5-3 for this year. In their last game, the Wildcats played the TCU Horned Frogs and went home with a win by a final score of 31-12. Deuce Vaughn was the rushing leader for the Wildcats with 20 attempts for 109 yds (5.5 yds per carry). Skylar Thompson went 13/21 with 242 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 164.9 and finished the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Wildcats conceded 156 yards on 41 attempts, which averages out to 3.8 yards per run allowed. Kansas State gave up 18 pass completions on 28 tries for 184 yards, and a completion rate of 64.3%. For the game, they had 55 plays which converted into 388 yards. The Kansas State Wildcats rushed the ball a total of 34 different times and totaled 146 yds, which had them averaging 4.3 yards per carry.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Kansas State Wildcats have an average of 27.5 PPG. As a team they hold an average of 150.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 81st in the nation. The Wildcats currently have 2,909 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Kansas State has amassed 9 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns. Kansas State has amassed 150 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 51 penalties for 410 yds. They have turned the football over 12 times.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Wildcats are allowing 1,821 yds which puts them in 74th in the nation. They have relinquished 227.6 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 69.8%. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 348.6 yards per game which puts them 56th in Division 1. They have granted 7 touchdowns via the pass as well as 12 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 121.0 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 968 running yards through 8 games. The Wildcats are sitting in 62nd in D-1 concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 23.0 PPG.
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The Jayhawks step onto the field holding a record of 1-7 this year. When they last played, the Jayhawks went home defeated by a final of 55-3 when they played the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Jason Bean ended the game with 10 yds on 3/10 through the air while his QB rating was -1.6. He threw 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 1.0. Miles Kendrick carried the rock 9 times for 32 yards, ending the contest with 3.6 yards per carry for Kansas. The Jayhawks finished the game with a total of 143 yards and they ran 51 plays (2.8 yards per play). Kansas ran the football for 3.0 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 99 yards on 33 carries. Kansas conceded 47 attempts on the ground for 292 yards (6.2 yards per carry). The Jayhawks pass defense conceded a completion rate of 62.5%, relinquishing 243 yds on 20 out of 32 passing.
The Kansas Jayhawks average 313.5 yards per outing, which is good for 120th in the country. The Kansas offense has accrued 319 penalty yds on 36 infractions, which has them sitting 117th in college football in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign to this point, the Jayhawks have earned 1,326 yards via the pass as well as an average of 165.8 passing yards per game, ranking them 116th in Division 1. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Jayhawks are sitting 126th in the country scoring 15.8 points per contest.
The Jayhawks are conceding 43.8 points per contest, ranking them 141st in Division 1. Kansas has surrendered a total of 2,013 rushing yards (251.6 yards per game) as well as 30 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. In total, they have surrendered 350 points. They have allowed 16 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 228.6 yards per outing, which has them sitting 80th in Division 1. The Jayhawks defense has been on the field for 533 plays, ranking them 61st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -24.5
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