Kansas State vs. Kansas - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (2-9) at Kansas State Wildcats (6-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -26 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the Governor's Cup in the Sunflower Showdown.
The Kansas Jayhawks look to finish the season on a high note and build on last week's upset over the Texas Longhorns. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t won back-to-back games since the 2011 CFB season. Carter Stanley is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 657 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Stanley has four touchdown passes on 112 career pass attempts. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 1,420 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Shakiem Barbel has 32 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 120.7 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 713 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 37.6 points and 457.5 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 82 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has 10 sacks and Brandon Stewart has three interceptions.
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The Kansas State Wildcats look to build on their bowl resume after winning three of their last four games. The Kansas State Wildcats have won six of their last seven home games. Jesse Ertz is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,342 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Ertz has one or less touchdown pass in his last seven games. Dominique Heath and Deante Burton have combined for 792 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Byron Pringle has 25 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 211.7 yards per contest, and Ertz leads the way with 676 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 23.7 points and 390.3 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Kansas State Wildcats with 82 tackles, Jordan Willis has nine sacks and D.J. Reed has three interceptions.
The Jayhawks are 10-30-1 ATS in their last 41 road games and 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 44-21-1 ATS in their last 66 conference games. The Jayhawks are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Kansas State and 4-17 ATS in their last 21 meetings overall.
Don't look now, but the Kansas Jayhawks are looking like an actual football team with a seven-point loss to Iowa State and a shocker over the Texas Longhorns. Of course the next step is playing that well on the road. Kansas has not won a game against Kansas State since 2008 and really hasn't been able to compete much either. However, Kansas State can struggle at times defensively and these last couple of weeks is the best football Kansas has played in years. This is also still a rivalry.
I'll take my chances with the truckload of points if forced to pick.