West Virginia vs. Kansas - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (1-7) at West Virginia Mountaineers (6-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -32.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday in a Big 12 college football game at Milan Puskar Stadium on ESPN2.
The Kansas Jayhawks are desperate for a big road victory that would snap a brutal seven-game losing streak. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost 28 straight games against ranked teams. Montell Cozart is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 951 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Cozart and Ryan Willis have combined for 10 touchdown passes this season. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 1,082 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Shakiem Barbel has 19 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 102.7 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 427 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 39.3 points and 446.1 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 57 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has eight sacks and Brandon Stewart has two interceptions.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers look for a bounce back victory to stay in the college football playoff conversation. The West Virginia Mountaineers haven’t lost a home game since October 10 of last year. Skyler Howard is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 2,033 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Howard one touchdown pass in four of his last five games. Shelton Gibson and Daikiel Shorts Jr. have combined for 1,108 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Ka'Raun White has 33 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 206.8 yards per contest, and Rushel Shell III leads the way with 503 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 20.6 points and 387.3 yards per game. Justin Arndt leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 41 tackles, Noble Nwachukwu has three sacks and Rasul Douglas has three interceptions.
The Jayhawks are 7-24-1 ATS in their last 32 road games and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The under is 13-3 in Mountaineers last 16 home games and the under is 6-1 in Jayhawks last 7 games overall.
the Kansas Jayhawks are back to being a punching bag for the rest of the Big 12 and their struggles on the road have been well documented. The West Virginia Mountaineers need blowout wins the rest of the way if they want to impress the voters and give themselves a shot to sneak into the college football playoff. This is a lot of points to lay, but Kansas has been getting drummed all season. Give me WVU in a blowout.