Kansas State Wildcats (4-6) at Kansas Jayhawks (0-11)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 28, 2015, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +21.5 -- Over/Under:
The Kansas State Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks play Saturday at Memorial Stadium for the Governor's Cup.
The Kansas State Wildcats must win out in order to reach a bowl game for the sixth straight season. Joe Hubener is completing 48.3 percent of his passes for 1,619 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hubener has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Kody Cook and Deante Burton have combined for 690 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Dominique Heath has 27 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 164.7 yards per contest, and Charles Jones leads the way with 542 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 32.7 points and 454.7 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 62 tackles, Jordan Willis has 5.5 sacks and Morgan Burns has eight pass deflections.
The Kansas Jayhawks hope their last game of the year will end a 14-game losing streak. Ryan Willis is completing 51.6 percent of his passes for 1,504 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Willis has thrown five picks in his last three games. Tre' Parmalee and Steven Sims, Jr. have combined for 840 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Darious Crawley has 18 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 115.1 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 549 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 46.2 points and 578.8 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Jayhawks with 100 tackles, Ben Goodman, Jr. has 5.5 sacks and Marnez Ogletree has five pass deflections. Joshua Stanford, Jordan Shelley-Smith and Damani Mosby are questionable.
The Wildcats are 39-17-1 ATS in their last 57 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Kansas and 16-4 ATS in their last 20 meetings overall.
I'm not sure the Wildcats are healthy enough to blow teams out, as Kansas State's last win by more than six points came in the second week of the season. Kansas State has been banged up all year. When you add in the fact it's senior day for Kansas and its a rivarly game, you can expect the Jayhawks to leave it all on the field. Whatever that means?
Either way, I like the value of three free touchdowns.