Kansas Jayhawks (0-4) at Kansas State Wildcats (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Bill Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -18 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday in week 8 Big 12 college football action at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Kansas Jayhawks need a win here to prevent their first 0-5 start to a CFB season since 2015. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost six straight road games. Miles Kendrick is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 341 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Kendrick has thrown three interceptions in his last two games. Kwamie Lassiter II and Andrew Parchment have combined for 311 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Takulve Williams has 17 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 127.5 yards per contest, and Velton Gardner leads the way with 225 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 42.5 points and 451.8 yards per game. Kenny Logan Jr. leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 34 tackles, Nick Channel has one sack and Malcolm Lee has one interception.
The Kansas State Wildcats look to keep the ball rolling while building on their three-game winning streak. The Kansas State Wildcats have lost six of their last nine home games. Skylar Thompson is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 626 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Thompson and Will Howard have combined for five touchdown passes and one interception this season. Deuce Vaughn and Briley Moore have combined for 480 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Chabastin Taylor has 10 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 129.2 yards per contest, and Vaughn leads the way with 238 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 26.3 points and 454.8 yards per game. Elijah Sullivan leads the Kansas State Wildcats with 27 tackles, Wyatt Hubert has two sacks and Jahron McPherson has two interceptions.
The Jayhawks are 19-40-1 ATS in their last 60 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 games in October and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Jayhawks last 6 games overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Wildcats last 10 games overall. The Jayhawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The favorite is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Kansas is once again not a good football team and the Jayhawks struggles both SU and ATS on the road over the years is well documented. Kansas State has had an impressive three-week stretch, which includes wins over a ranked Oklahoma and beating TCU on the road. The Kansas Jayhawks are 3-5-1 against the spread in their last nine games as a double-digit underdog. The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games when a double-digit favorite. While the history and numbers indicate a comfortable win for Kansas State, the Wildcats aren't exactly known to blow the doors off the competition. This is also a rivalry game and two of the last three meetings were decided by 10 or less points. This is a lot of points.
Don't love it, but give me the Jayhawks.