Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-13.5)
The West Virginia Mountaineers (0-1) will try to beat the Kansas Jayhawks (1-0) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday. Kansas opens as 13.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 56.5.
The Kansas Jayhawks come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this season. In their last matchup, the Jayhawks took the field against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and earned the victory with a final of 56-10. Jalon Daniels went 15/18 with 189 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 178.8 and finished the game with 1 interception. Devin Neal was the leader on the ground for the Jayhawks with 4 totes for 108 yds (27.0 yards per carry). On the day, they had 49 plays which converted into 502 yards. The Kansas Jayhawks ended up rushing 30 different times and accrued 297 yds, which had them averaging 9.9 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Jayhawks gave up 93 yds on 43 tries, which calculates to 2.2 yards per rush surrendered. Kansas conceded 15 pass completions on 26 attempts for 97 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.7%.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Kansas Jayhawks had an average of 20.8 points per contest. As a team they had an average of 141.4 yards rushing, which was 88th in Division 1. The Jayhawks attained 3,916 total yards last season. Kansas earned 16 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns via the ground. Kansas earned 196 1st downs as an offense, and they committed 49 infractions for 404 yards. They turned the football over 13 different times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Jayhawks gave up 2,842 yards which had them sitting in 56th in D-1. In their 12 games played last season, they relinquished 236.8 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 70.2%. They conceded 487.4 yards/game ranking them 127th in college football. They allowed 28 touchdowns via the pass as well as 40 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition ran for an average of 6.1 yards per run and 250.6 rushing yards per contest throughout last year. During the campaign, they gave up 3,007 yards via the running game in 12 contests. The Jayhawks were ranked 129th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 42.2 points per game.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 0-1 for this year. When they last played, the Mountaineers took a loss by a final score of 38-31 when they played the Pittsburgh Panthers. JT Daniels (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 214 yards on 23/40 through the air while his QB rating was 113.9. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.4. CJ Donadlson carried the rock 7 times for 125 yards, finishing the contest with 17.9 yards per carry for West Virginia. West Virginia rushed for 5.8 yards per carry, finishing the game with 190 yds on 33 carries. The Mountaineers finished with a total of 404 yards while they ran 73 plays (5.5 yds per play). The Mountaineers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 308 yards on 16 out of 24 through the air. West Virginia gave up 38 rush attempts for 76 yards (2.0 yards per carry).
The West Virginia Mountaineers had an average of 371.1 yards per outing, which had them ranked 88th in college football. The West Virginia offense compiled 562 yds of penalties on 68 infractions, which ranked them 96th in college football in terms of making mistakes. Last year, the Mountaineers threw for a total of 3,223 passing yards along with averaging 247.9 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 56th in the nation. When discussing how much they scored, the Mountaineers had a ranking of 88th in Division 1 averaging 25.2 PPG.
West Virginia allowed a total of 1,808 yards on the ground (139.1 yards/game) in addition to 16 touchdowns rushing throughout last year. They gave up 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 211.5 yards per outing, ranking them 40th in the country. The Mountaineers defense was on the field for 816 plays, which was good for 34th in Division 1. The Mountaineers relinquished 23.8 points per contest, which had them in 44th in D-1. Last season, they surrendered 309 total points.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -13.5
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