Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (+16.5)
Kansas Memorial Stadium is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (1-4) will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2) on Saturday. Kansas is 16.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 67.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 4-2 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Red Raiders faced the TCU Horned Frogs and took a loss by a final of 52-31. Henry Colombi finished 23/41 with 344 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 121.7 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. SaRodorick Thompson was the leader on the ground for the Red Raiders with 18 attempts for 118 yds (6.6 yds per carry). The Texas Tech Red Raiders rushed the ball a total of 37 times and totaled 214 yards, which earned them an average of 5.8 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 78 plays for 558 yds. Texas Tech allowed 8 pass completions on 10 tries for 104 yds, and a completion rate of 80.0%. In the running game, the Red Raiders conceded 394 yards on 47 attempts, which averages out to 8.4 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are sitting at 34.8 points per contest. As a team they're averaging 155.7 yards rushing which ranks them 79th in the country. The Red Raiders have racked up 2,748 yards in total for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Texas Tech has amassed 9 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns. Texas Tech has compiled 123 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 34 infractions for 296 yds. They have surrendered the ball 10 times.
The Red Raiders sit in 125th in the country regarding team defense, allowing 34.3 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.5 yards per run and 164.5 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have conceded 987 rushing yards through 6 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Red Raiders are giving up 1,445 yds which ranks them 108th in the nation. They have given up 240.8 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 67.2%. Overall, they have surrendered 405.3 yards/contest which ranks them 96th in D-1. They have given up 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 12 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Jayhawks come into this game with a record of 1-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Jayhawks went home defeated by a final of 59-7 against the Iowa State Cyclones. Devin Neal carried the football 15 times for 83 yards, ending the contest with 5.5 yards per attempt for Kansas. Jason Bean walked away from the contest with 120 yds on 10/20 through the air while his QB rating was 90.4. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.0. Kansas surrendered 33 rush attempts for 290 yds (8.8 yds per carry). The Jayhawks secondary gave up a completion percentage of 70.4%, relinquishing 274 yds on 19 out of 27 passing. The Jayhawks finished the game with a total of 302 yds on 66 plays (4.6 yds per play). Kansas rushed for 4.0 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 175 yds on 44 carries.
The Kansas Jayhawks maintain an average of 336.0 yards/contest, ranking them 110th in D-1. The Kansas offense has compiled 194 penalty yds on 22 violations, which has them sitting 126th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign thus far, the Jayhawks have racked up 908 yards via the pass as well as an average of 181.6 passing yards per game, ranking them 109th in the country. Regarding their ability to score points, the Jayhawks are ranked 122nd in Division 1 by scoring 17.2 PPG.
The Jayhawks are allowing 43.8 PPG, which has them ranked 141st in Division 1. Kansas has yielded a total of 1,255 yards rushing (251.0 yards per contest) and 20 touchdowns rushing so far this year. This season, they have allowed 219 points. They have allowed 9 touchdowns via the pass as well as 242.8 yards per outing, which has them ranked 99th in the country. The Jayhawks defense has been on the field for 334 plays, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +16.5
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