Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-14)
The Kansas State Wildcats (8-3) will try to beat the Kansas Jayhawks (6-5) at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. Kansas opens this game as 14-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 61.
The Kansas Jayhawks head into this matchup 6-5 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Jayhawks played against the Texas Longhorns and took a loss by a score of 55-14. Devin Neal led the offense in rushing for the Jayhawks with 13 carries for 51 yds (3.9 yds per carry). Jalon Daniels connected on 17/26 with 230 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 157.4 and finished the game with 1 pick. Against the run, the Jayhawks gave up 427 yards on 57 tries, which calculates to 7.5 yds per rush surrendered. Kansas relinquished 13 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 112 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.1%. For the game, they ran 59 plays which converted into 346 yds. The Kansas Jayhawks ran the rock 30 times and accounted for 104 yards, which is an average of 3.5 yds per attempt.
Regarding scoring, the Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 34.8 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 200.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 23rd in the country. The Jayhawks have tallied 4,792 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Kansas has earned 28 touchdowns via the pass and 23 rushing touchdowns. Kansas has 216 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 61 penalties for 546 yards. They have turned the ball over 14 different times.
Concerning passing yards, the Jayhawks have conceded 2,882 yards which ranks them 109th in the country. They are giving up 262.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.4%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 452.3 yards per game which has them ranked 118th in D-1. They have relinquished 17 touchdowns by air and 28 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 190.3 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 2,093 rushing yards through 11 games. The Jayhawks are sitting in 114th in college football concerning team defense, conceding 32.6 PPG.
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The Wildcats head into this game 8-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Wildcats got the victory with a final of 48-31 when they played the West Virginia Mountaineers. Will Howard (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 294 yds on 19/27 passing while his QB rating was 178.9. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 10.9. DJ Giddens carried the football 12 times for 78 yards, walking away from the game with 6.5 yds per carry for Kansas State. The Wildcats finished the contest with a total of 437 yards while running 69 plays (6.3 yds per play). Kansas State rushed the ball for 3.4 yards per carry, finishing with 143 yds on 42 attempts. Kansas State gave up 34 running attempts for 153 yards (4.5 yards per rush). The Wildcats passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 57.1%, surrendering 216 yds on 16 out of 28 passing.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Wildcats are sitting 38th in college football with 32.2 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Wildcats currently have a total of 2,325 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 211.4 passing yards per contest, ranking them 96th in D-1. The Kansas State Wildcats have an average of 419.5 yards/contest, which has them sitting 44th in college football. The Kansas State offense has totaled 468 yds of penalties on 58 violations, which is 92nd in college football in terms of making mistakes.
The Wildcats are surrendering 18.7 points per game, which has them sitting 15th in college football. Kansas State has allowed a total of 1,591 yards rushing (144.6 yards per game) and 8 touchdowns via the rush this year. This year, they have relinquished 206 total points. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns via the pass as well as 217.2 yards/game, which puts them in 54th in the nation. The Wildcats defense has participated in 757 plays, which is good for 64th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +14
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