Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (+37)
The Kansas Jayhawks (1-5) will take on the Oklahoma Sooners (7-0) at Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Oklahoma opens this game as 37-point favorites. The total is 68.
The Oklahoma Sooners come into this game with a record of 7-0 for this year. In their last contest, the Sooners played against the TCU Horned Frogs and walked away with a win by a score of 52-31. Caleb Williams went 18/23 with 295 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 243.4 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Kennedy Brooks was the best rusher for the Sooners with 20 totes for 153 yds (7.7 yds per carry). The Oklahoma Sooners rushed the ball a total of 35 times and tallied 230 yards, which is an average of 6.6 yards per attempt. For the game, they tallied 58 plays which gave them 525 yds. Oklahoma relinquished 20 completions on 30 attempts for a total of 346 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Against the run, the Sooners gave up 183 yds on 37 tries, which averages out to 4.9 yards per run allowed.
The Sooners have earned 3,360 yards in total for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Oklahoma has compiled 16 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 7 times. Oklahoma has accrued 168 first downs, and they have been hurt by 39 penalties for 331 yards. As a team they're averaging 192.9 yards in the run game which is 39th in the country. In terms of scoring points, the Oklahoma Sooners have an average of 42.7 PPG.
When it comes to passing yards, the Sooners are giving up 1,941 yds which puts them in 135th in D-1. They have relinquished 277.3 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.9%. For the season, they are granting 381.4 yards/contest ranking them 79th in the nation. They have surrendered 16 touchdowns by air as well as 5 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing an average of 3.4 yards per rush and 104.1 rushing yards per contest on the season. In total, they have given up 729 yards on the ground through 7 outings. The Sooners sit in 79th in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 24.9 points per game.
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The Jayhawks come into this matchup with a record of 1-5 for this season. In their last game, the Jayhawks went home defeated by a final of 41-14 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Jason Bean finished the contest with 80 yds on 11/21 through the air while his QB rating was 74.9. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 3.8. Devin Neal carried the ball 15 times for 54 yards, walking away from the game with 3.6 yds per carry for Kansas. Kansas ran the football for 4.4 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 145 yards on 33 carries. The Jayhawks finished the game with a total of 273 yards and they ran 61 plays (4.5 yds per play). The Jayhawks secondary gave up a completion rate of 72.0%, relinquishing 194 yards on 18 out of 25 passing. Kansas allowed 41 rushing attempts for 246 yds (6.0 yds per carry).
The Kansas Jayhawks hold an average of 325.5 yards/game, ranking them 115th in the country. The Kansas offense has compiled 224 penalty yds on 27 violations, ranking them 124th in the country in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign to this point, the Jayhawks currently sit at 1,036 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 172.7 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 111th in the nation. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Jayhawks are sitting 123rd in college football holding an average of 16.7 points per outing.
Kansas has conceded a total of 1,501 yards rushing (250.2 yards/game) and 24 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have given up 10 touchdowns through the air and 234.7 yards per outing, which has them in 93rd in the nation. The Jayhawks defense has taken part in 400 plays, which is 40th in the country. The Jayhawks are giving up 43.3 points per game, which has them sitting 141st in the country. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 260 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +37
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