Kansas Jayhawks vs. Central Michigan Chippewas CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14
Central Michigan Chippewas (2-1) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The Central Michigan Chippewas were just crushed by the Syracuse Orange and enter this game with some serious offensive issues. Besides running back Thomas Rawls, who has 276 rushing yards and three touchdowns, the Chippewas are struggling to find offensive playmakers. Quarterback Cooper Rush is completing just 57.9 percent of his passes for 528 yards and four touchdowns. Central Michigan ranks 109th in passing yards, 104th in rushing yards and is averaging just 20.3 points per game. In an improved MAC, Central Michigan will need to find offensive answers quickly in order to compete at a high level. Defensively, the Central Michigan Chippewas allow 348.7 yards per game and have forced seven turnovers and three sacks. Justin Cherocci leads Central Michigan with 30 tackles, while Joe Ostman has five tackles for loss and Tony Annese has two interceptions.
USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas Jayhawks were beaten down by the Duke Blue Devils and can also use some answers offensively. Kansas relies heavily on a two-man running game made up of De'Andre Mann and Corey Avery, a duo that helps the Jayhawks average 4.8 yards per carry. Other than that, the Jayhawks don’t have much to ride home about, as quarterback Montell Cozart is completing just 45.1 percent of his passes and has two interceptions to three touchdown passes. Kansas’ passing game ranks 117th in the country, which is a big reason why the offense averages just 18.5 points per game. Kansas must find some sort of success through the air. Defensively, the Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 466 yards and have forced three turnovers and one sack. Ben Heeney leads the Jayhawks with 26 tackles, while Ben Goodman has two tackles for loss and Dexter McDonald has two interceptions.
The Chippewas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jayhawks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
There's no line on this game just yet. Please check back later for your free pick.