Texas vs. Kansas - 11/7/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (0-8) at Texas Longhorns (3-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -29 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Longhorn Network, Watch ESPN
The Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns meet Saturday at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.
The Kansas Jayhawks look for a win to snap an 11-game losing streak. Ryan Willis is completing 56.2 percent of his passes for 960 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Willis has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Tre' Parmalee and Steven Sims, Jr. have combined for 698 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tyler Patrick has 20 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 107.5 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 390 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 47.1 points and 581.5 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Jayhawks with 75 tackles, Ben Goodman, Jr. has 4.5 sacks and Tyrone Miller, Jr. has two forced fumbles. Bobby Hartzog, Damani Mosby and Jordan Shelley-Smith are questionable.
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The Texas Longhorns need a win after losing four of their last six games. Jerrod Heard is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 839 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Heard has one touchdown pass in his last six games. Daje Johnson and John Burt have combined for 542 receiving yards and one touchdown while Armanti Foreman has 10 receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 195.3 yards per contest, and Heard leads the way with 502 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Texas is allowing 30.1 points and 435.3 yards per game. Peter Jinkens leads the Longhorns with 61 tackles, Dylan Haines has three interceptions and Hassan Ridgeway has three sacks.
The Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Longhorns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jayhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Texas and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 meetings overall.
This game is damn near impossible to cap give that both teams struggle to win games outright, let alone cover. What I do know is that Kansas at least tries to compete and was able to put up 13 points against Iowa State on the road while the Longhorns were shutout. Texas struggles BIG TIME on the offensive end. I would stay far, far away from this game. But if forced to pick, I'm siding with the points.
This is more of a fade from Texas than anything else.