Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 11/11/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Jayhawks (-4)
The Kansas Jayhawks (7-2) will compete against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-5) at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Kansas opens this game as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 61.5.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders head into this matchup 4-5 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Red Raiders played the TCU Horned Frogs and went home with a win by a final score of 35-28. Behren Morton finished 28/36 with 282 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 161.9 and ended the contest with no picks. Tahj Brooks was the leader on the ground for the Red Raiders with 31 totes for 146 yds (4.7 yds per carry). The Texas Tech Red Raiders ran the football 42 times and accrued 146 yards, which came out to an average of 3.5 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they ran 78 plays which gave them a total of 428 yards. Texas Tech relinquished 32 completions on 52 attempts for a total of 353 yds, and a completion rate of 61.5%. On the ground, the Red Raiders gave up 87 yards on 26 tries, which averages out to 3.3 yards per run allowed.
The Red Raiders have racked up 3,687 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Texas Tech has compiled 19 touchdowns via the pass and 13 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 16 times. Texas Tech has compiled 202 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 51 penalties for 496 yards. Offensively they average 172.7 yards on the ground ranking them 44th in the nation. When it comes to scoring, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 30.6 points per outing.
When talking about passing yards, the Red Raiders are giving up 2,107 yds which has them sitting in 77th in D-1. They have given up 234.1 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 62.2%. In total, they are surrendering 374.7 yards per outing putting them at 68th in the nation. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 12 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 140.6 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 1,265 rushing yards through 9 games. The Red Raiders are ranked 69th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 25.7 points per game.
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The Jayhawks head into this matchup 7-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Jayhawks went home victorious with a score of 28-21 against the Iowa State Cyclones. Jason Bean (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 287 yards on 14/23 through the air while his quarterback rating was 180. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 12.5. Devin Neal ran the football 21 times for 57 yds, ending the game with 2.7 yds per attempt for Kansas. Kansas ran the ball for 2.1 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 74 yards on 35 carries. The Jayhawks finished the contest with a total of 361 yards while running 58 plays (6.2 yds per play). The Jayhawks secondary gave up a completion rate of 77.8%, surrendering 258 yds on 21 out of 27 through the air. Kansas conceded 29 run attempts for 75 yds (2.6 yards per rush).
The Kansas Jayhawks average 434.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 37th in college football. The Kansas offense has accrued 389 penalty yards on 42 violations, which is good for 117th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. They hold an average of 198.1 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,783 yards overall. They have tossed 5 picks while surrendering 5 fumbles and they have recorded 197 first downs. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Jayhawks are ranked 20th in college football averaging 34.9 points per outing. For the season so far, the Jayhawks have thrown for a total of 2,123 yards via the pass as well as an average of 235.9 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 61st in Division 1.
The Jayhawks are conceding 27.3 points per game, which puts them 80th in Division 1. Kansas has yielded a total of 1,472 yards rushing (163.6 yards per game) in addition to 21 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. This year, they have allowed 246 total points. They have conceded 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 230.4 yards/outing, which has them in 69th in the nation. The Jayhawks defense has taken the field for 592 plays, which ranks 55th in college football. Their defense has totaled 4 fumbles and 9 picks for the year.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +4
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