Kansas Jayhawks vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bearcats (+6)
Nippert Stadium is the location where the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-8) will try to beat the Kansas Jayhawks (7-4) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Cincinnati opens this game as 6-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 58.5.
The Kansas Jayhawks head into this matchup 7-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Jayhawks went up against the Kansas State Wildcats and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 31-27. Cole Ballard went 11/16 with 162 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 149.4 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Devin Neal led the offense in rushing for the Jayhawks with 18 carries for 138 yds (7.7 yards per attempt). The Kansas Jayhawks ran the ball 41 times and had 234 yards, which earned them an average of 5.7 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they ran 57 plays which totaled 396 yards. Kansas conceded 13 completions on 24 tries for a total of 165 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.2%. Against the run, the Jayhawks conceded 166 yds on 37 attempts, which is 4.5 yards per rush allowed.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Kansas Jayhawks hold an average of 32.2 points per game. As a team they have an average of 202.2 yards on the ground which is 15th in D-1. The Jayhawks have earned 4,646 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Kansas has earned 17 touchdowns through the air and 26 touchdowns via the ground. Kansas has recorded 234 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 51 infractions for 479 yards. They have surrendered the football 14 different times.
The Jayhawks are sitting in 72nd in the country concerning team defense, allowing 26.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.4 yards per running attempt and 161.3 rushing yards per game for the year. During the season, they have conceded 1,774 rushing yards through 11 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Jayhawks have allowed 2,415 yds which has them sitting in 57th in the country. They have given up 219.5 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.6%. Overall, they are allowing 380.8 yards per contest putting them at 72nd in the country. They have allowed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 24 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Bearcats come into this matchup with a record of 3-8 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Bearcats took a defeat with a final score of 42-21 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Emory Jones (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 166 yards on 14/24 through the air while his quarterback rating was 143.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 6.9. Corey Kiner ran the ball 13 times for 56 yards, walking away from the game with 4.3 yards per carry for Cincinnati. Cincinnati ran the football for 4.5 yards per attempt, totaling 141 yards on 31 carries. The Bearcats finished the contest with a total of 332 yards while running 58 plays (5.7 yards per play). The Bearcats secondary conceded a completion percentage of 63.2%, surrendering 210 yds on 12 out of 19 through the air. Cincinnati conceded 46 rushing attempts for 424 yards (9.2 yds per carry).
The Cincinnati Bearcats maintain an average of 433.7 yards per contest, which ranks them 31st in college football. The Cincinnati offense has 567 yds of penalties on 62 infractions, which ranks 80th in the country in terms of making mistakes. They average 215.8 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 2,374 yards for this year. They have thrown 10 interceptions while conceding 6 fumbles and they have obtained 246 1st downs. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Bearcats are 81st in Division 1 by tallying 24.8 points per outing. For the year so far, the Bearcats currently have a total of 2,397 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 217.9 passing yards per contest, which ranks 80th in the nation.
The Bearcats are giving up 28.3 PPG, ranking them 93rd in the country. Cincinnati has given up a total of 1,811 yards via the ground game (164.6 yards per contest) and 19 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. This season, they have allowed 311 points in total. They have conceded 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 223.6 yards/game, which has them sitting 62nd in Division 1. The Bearcats defense has been on the field for 674 plays, which has them ranked 15th in the nation. Their defense has earned 6 fumbles and 8 picks for the season.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks -6
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