Kansas State vs. Kansas - 11/29/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (3-8) at Kansas State Wildcats (8-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -28 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats play Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the Governor's Cup.
The Kansas Jayhawks are playing better but have still lost seven of their last eight games. Michael Cummings is completing 55.8 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Cummings has five total touchdowns and two interceptions in his last three games, and Kansas has 24 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Jimmay Mundine and Nigel King have combined for close to 1,100 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nick Harwell has nine receptions in his last three games. Kansas’ ground game is averaging 3.1 yards per carry, as Corey Avery leads the way with 603 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 31.6 points, 448.5 yards, and they’ve forced 19 sacks and 21 turnovers. Ben Heeney leads Kansas with 121 tackles and Michael Reynolds has 13.5 tackles for loss.
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The Kansas State Wildcats have won six of their last seven games and remain in the playoff hunt. Jake Waters is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Waters has five touchdowns and two interceptions in his last three games, and Kansas State has 26 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Tyler Lockett and Curry Sexton have combined for more than 1,800 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Zach Trujillo has four receptions in his last two games. Kansas State’s ground game is averaging 3.9 yards per carry, as Charles Jones leads the way with 434 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, the Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 21 points, 355.4 yards, and they’ve forced 18 sacks and 17 turnovers. Jonathan Truman leads KSU with 95 tackles and Dakorey Johnson has eight tackles for loss.
The Jayhawks are 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in November. The Jayhawks are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Kansas State and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
Which Kansas Jayhawks team is going to show up? The one eager to play spoiler or the team that just wants the season to end? Given the fact it's a rivalry, I'm betting that the Jayhawks wake up for this game and will give it their all. While Kansas State should win, getting four free touchdowns seems to be a bit much. I'll take my shot with the points.