Kansas vs. Memphis - 9/12/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis (1-0) vs. Kansas (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas +13.5 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Memphis Tigers look to build on their opening 63-7 victory over Missouri State. Paxton Lynch is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 78 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Lynch now has a touchdown pass in six straight games. Mose Frazier and Roderick Proctor have combined for 140 receiving yards and two touchdowns while junior Greg McKillion has two receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 317 yards per game, and Jarvis Cooper leads the way with 102 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing seven points and 125 yards per game. Wynton McManis leads the Tigers with three tackles, Latarius Brady has a sack and Michael Edwards has a forced fumble.
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The Kansas Jayhawks hope to bounce back after suffering a 41-38 loss to South Dakota State. Montell Cozart is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Cozart moved the chains on 15 of his 25 completions. Tre' Parmalee and Darious Crawley have combined for more than 140 receiving yards while Kent Taylor has a touchdown on two receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 285 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 157 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 41 points and 463 yards per game. Tyrone Miller, Jr. leads the Jayhawks with eight tackles, Ben Goodman, Jr. has 1.5 sacks and Fish Smithson has one pass deflection.
The Tigers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Jayhawks are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September.
I'm not sure I can lay this much chalk with a road team. However, I can touch the over. Kansas didn't play a lick of defense against a subpar program while Memphis lit the place up and has some explosive players who can find the end zone. The Tigers will get us close to this number by themselves.
Take the over.