Iowa State vs. Kansas - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (0-3) at Iowa State Cyclones (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Kansas Jayhawks and Iowa State Cyclones square off Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
The Kansas Jayhawks are looking for their first win of the year and have lost 31 straight road games. Montell Cozart is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 602 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Cozart has failed to throw a touchdown pass in five of his last six games. Tre' Parmalee and Tyler Patrick have combined for 269 receiving yards while Darious Crawley has four receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 181 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 293 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 41 points and 542.3 yards per game. Tyrone Miller, Jr. leads the Jayhawks with 26 tackles, Ben Goodman, Jr. has 3.5 sacks and Fish Smithson has two pass deflections. Joshua Stanford and Jeremiah Booker are questionable.
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The Iowa State Cyclones look to get back to a .500 record with a big home conference victory. Sam Richardson is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 749 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Richardson has a touchdown pass in 12 of his last 13 games. Allen Lazard and D'Vario Montgomery have combined for 282 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Dondre Daley has 13 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 115.6 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 154 yards on 30 carries. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 22.7 points and 362 yards per game. Kamari Cotton-Moya leads the Cyclones with 23 tackles, Dale Pierson has five sacks and Brian Peavy has five pass deflections. Defensive back Sam Richardson is questionable.
The Jayhawks are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cyclones are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Jayhawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Iowa State.
While Kansas is trash and hasn't won a road game in years, the Jayhawks did beat the Cyclones last season. Also, the last eight meetings between these two teams have been split down the middle. Iowa State is likely going to keep the road losing streak alive, but Kansas should be able to keep this within the number.