Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (+3)
David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium is where the Kansas Jayhawks (4-0) will attempt to beat the Iowa State Cyclones (3-1) on Saturday. Iowa State opens this game as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.5.
The Iowa State Cyclones head into this game 3-1 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cyclones faced the Baylor Bears and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 31-24. Jirehl Brock led the offense in rushing for the Cyclones with 14 carries for 73 yards (5.2 yards per carry). Hunter Dekkers went 23/36 with 284 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 137.4 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cyclones gave up 123 yds on 42 attempts, which calculates to 2.9 yds per run allowed. Iowa State conceded 19 completions on 26 tries for a total of 238 yards, and a completion rate of 73.1%. At the end of the game, they tallied 63 plays which gave them a total of 350 yards. The Iowa State Cyclones ended up rushing 27 times and amassed 66 yds, earning them an average of 2.4 yards per attempt.
The Cyclones currently have 1,595 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Iowa State has totaled 10 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 different times. Iowa State has amassed 86 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 25 penalties for 216 yds. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 133.5 yards on the ground ranking them 93rd in the nation. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Iowa State Cyclones hold an average of 29.8 points per contest.
The Cyclones sit in 17th in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 14.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per run and 75.8 yards on the ground per contest on the season. In total, they have conceded 303 rushing yards through 4 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cyclones have given up 761 yards which has them sitting in 34th in Division 1. They have surrendered 190.3 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 55.8%. For the season, they are conceding 266.0 yards/game which has them sitting 14th in Division 1. They have granted 5 touchdowns by air as well as 2 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Jayhawks step onto the field holding a record of 4-0 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Jayhawks got the win with a final of 35-27 when they faced the Duke Blue Devils. Jalon Daniels (4 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 324 yds on 19/23 passing while his quarterback rating was 258.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 14.1. Jalon Daniels ran the football 11 times for 89 yards, finishing the contest with 8.1 yds per attempt for Kansas. Kansas rushed the ball for 5.5 yards per attempt, finishing with 213 yds on 39 carries. The Jayhawks finished the game with a total of 537 yds on 62 plays (8.7 yds per play). The Jayhawks passing defense conceded a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 324 yds on 24 out of 36 passing. Kansas conceded 35 rushing attempts for 139 yards (4.0 yds per rush).
The Kansas Jayhawks maintain an average of 474.0 yards/game, which ranks them 31st in the nation. The Kansas offense has 218 yds of penalties on 19 infractions, ranking them 105th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. For the season to this point, the Jayhawks have thrown for a total of 906 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 226.5 throwing yards per game, ranking them 84th in college football. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Jayhawks are sitting 4th in college football averaging 48.5 PPG.
Kansas has given up a total of 552 yards rushing (138.0 yards per outing) and 7 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have conceded 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 264.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 100th in Division 1. The Jayhawks defense has taken part in 287 plays, which is good for 94th in the country. The Jayhawks are surrendering 27.3 PPG, which puts them 83rd in D-1. In total, they have conceded 109 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +3
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