Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 11/4/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Location: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Cyclones (+1)
The Kansas Jayhawks (6-2) are headed to Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, November 4, 2023 where they will meet the Iowa State Cyclones (5-3). Iowa State is 1-point dogs. The over/under is 54.
The Kansas Jayhawks step onto the field holding a record of 6-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Jayhawks faced off with the Oklahoma Sooners and notched a win by a score of 38-33. Devin Neal was the rushing leader for the Jayhawks with 25 totes for 112 yds (4.5 yards per attempt). Jason Bean went 15/32 with 218 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 91.6 and walked away from the game with 2 picks. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Jayhawks gave up 269 yds on 55 tries, which is an average of 4.9 yds per rush allowed. Kansas allowed 14 completions on 19 tries for 171 yards, and a completion rate of 73.7%. On the day, they had 73 plays for 443 yds. The Kansas Jayhawks ran the rock 41 different times and accumulated 225 yards, which came out to an average of 5.5 yds per attempt.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Kansas Jayhawks have an average of 35.8 PPG. As a team they have an average of 213.6 yards via the ground game which is 13th in D-1. The Jayhawks have earned 3,545 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Kansas has compiled 14 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns. Kansas has recorded 181 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 34 infractions for 309 yds. They have turned the football over 10 times.
Regarding passing yardage, the Jayhawks have allowed 1,816 yards which puts them in 63rd in Division 1. They have relinquished 227.0 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 401.6 yards/contest which ranks them 101st in D-1. They have granted 9 touchdowns by air as well as 19 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per run and 174.6 rushing yards per contest this season. For the season, they have allowed 1,397 yards via the running game in 8 outings. The Jayhawks are sitting in 87th in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 28.1 PPG.
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The Cyclones come into this game with a record of 5-3 for this year. In their last game, the Cyclones took home the win by a final score of 30-18 when they faced the Baylor Bears. Rocco Becht (1 TD) ended the game with 238 yds on 19/31 through the air while his QB rating was 130. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 7.7. Eli Sanders carried the football 14 times for 90 yds, walking away from the contest with 6.4 yds per attempt for Iowa State. The Cyclones finished the contest with a total of 400 yds while running 66 plays (6.1 yds per play). Iowa State rushed for 4.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 162 yards on 35 attempts. Iowa State surrendered 25 rushing attempts for 67 yds (2.7 yards per carry). The Cyclones pass defense allowed a completion rate of 58.5%, relinquishing 239 yards on 24 out of 41 passing.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Cyclones sit 92nd in college football holding an average of 23.9 points per game. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 337.8 yards per contest, ranking them 103rd in the country. The Iowa State offense has accrued 324 yards of penalties on 37 violations, ranking them 114th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 6 interceptions while losing 1 fumbles and they have been able to earn 130 first downs. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cyclones have racked up 1,719 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 214.9 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 86th in the nation. They average 122.9 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 983 yards overall.
Iowa State has yielded a total of 985 yards via the ground game (123.1 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 203.3 yards per game, which has them in 33rd in the country. They have totaled 1 fumbles and 13 interceptions on the season. The Cyclones defense has taken the field for 545 plays, which is good for 82nd in college football. The Cyclones are surrendering 19.8 points per game, which has them sitting 27th in college football. In total, they have surrendered 158 total points.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jayhawks -1
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