Kansas vs. Texas - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (5-5) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-9)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN2
The Texas Longhorns and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at Memorial Stadium.
The Texas Longhorns look for their second road victory of the season to become bowl eligible. The Texas Longhorns have lost 10 of their last 18 road games. Shane Buechele is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,575 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Buechele has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Devin Duvernay and Dorian Leonard have combined for 784 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Devin Duvernay has 16 receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 244.4 yards per contest, and D’Onta Foreman leads the way with 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Texas is allowing 32.3 points and 456 yards per game. Anthony Wheeler leads the Texas Longhorns with 64 tackles, Breckyn Hager has five sacks and Dylan Haines has four interceptions.
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The Kansas Jayhawks look for a strong home victory to help redeem a 1-9 season overall. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost four straight home games. Montell Cozart is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,075 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Cozart and Ryan Willis have combined for 10 touchdown passes this season. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 1,300 receiving yards and 100 touchdowns while Shakiem Barbel has 30 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 121.6 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 644 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 39.3 points and 463 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 70 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has eight sacks and Brandon Stewart has two interceptions.
The Longhorns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Jayhawks are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 conference games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Longhorns are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
This is a big match and Kansas' struggles have been well documented. However, Texas has had struggles on the road dating back to last season and the Longhorns are one of the worst defensive teams in the country. Also, this is senior day for the Kansas Jayhawks and guys will be motivated to end things at home on a positive note. This is a lot of points to give a Texas team that allows a bunch of them as it is. I'll take my chances with the points if forced to pick a side here.