Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: McLane Stadium in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (-9)
The Baylor Bears (3-3) will try to defeat the Kansas Jayhawks (5-2) at McLane Stadium on Saturday. Kansas opens this contest as 9-point underdogs. The total is 62.5.
The Kansas Jayhawks step onto the field holding a record of 5-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Jayhawks took the field against the Oklahoma Sooners and took a loss by a score of 52-42. Jason Bean finished 16/27 with 265 yds passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 175.8 and ended the game with 2 picks. Devin Neal was the rushing leader for the Jayhawks with 12 attempts for 84 yds (7.0 yds per attempt). The Kansas Jayhawks ran the rock 35 times and compiled 165 yards, which came out to an average of 4.7 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 62 plays which totaled 430 yds. Kansas surrendered 29 completions on 43 attempts for 403 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.4%. In the running game, the Jayhawks gave up 298 yds on 57 tries, which calculates to 5.2 yds per rush allowed.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Kansas Jayhawks are sitting at 40.1 points per outing. Offensively they maintain an average of 208.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 22nd in college football. The Jayhawks have earned 3,079 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Kansas has amassed 19 passing touchdowns and 18 touchdowns on the ground. Kansas has recorded 147 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 36 infractions for 364 yards. They have surrendered the ball 9 times.
The Jayhawks rank 95th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, conceding 30.0 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.7 yards per attempt on the ground and 145.7 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,020 yards via the ground game in 7 games. Concerning passing yards, the Jayhawks are allowing 2,056 yards which has them ranked 127th in college football. They are giving up 293.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 66.4%. For the year, they are surrendering 439.4 yards per outing putting them 112th in the country. They have yielded 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bears head into this matchup 3-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Bears took a loss by a final score of 43-40 when they faced the West Virginia Mountaineers. Blake Shapen (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 326 yds on 14/22 passing while his QB rating was 218.1. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 14.8. Richard Reese ran the football 13 times for 57 yards, walking away from the game with 4.4 yds per attempt for Baylor. The Bears finished with a total of 590 yds and they ran 72 plays (8.2 yds per play). Baylor ran for 4.8 yards per carry, totaling 169 yards on 35 carries. Baylor conceded 37 rush attempts for 217 yards (5.9 yards per carry). The Bears pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 64.9%, relinquishing 283 yds on 24 out of 37 through the air.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Bears rank 25th in the nation by tallying 37.8 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Bears have thrown for 1,663 passing yards in addition to an average of 277.2 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 36th in Division 1. The Baylor Bears maintain an average of 461.8 yards/contest, which ranks them 30th in Division 1. The Baylor offense has totaled 299 penalty yds on 34 violations, ranking them 105th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
The Bears are surrendering 24.3 PPG, which has them ranked 54th in the country. Baylor has allowed the opposition a total of 701 yards on the ground (116.8 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 146 pts. They have yielded 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 233.2 yards per outing, which puts them in 72nd in Division 1. The Bears defense has taken the field for 416 plays, which ranks 39th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears -9
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