Kansas at Kansas State 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Kansas State Wildcats (3-1) vs Kansas Jayhawks (0-4)
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Bill Snyder Family Stadium)
Betting Odds: Kansas State Wildcats -17.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Kansas faces Kansas State on Saturday, October 24th at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for week eight of NCAA football action.
Kansas has started the season with an abysmal record of 0-4 overall and 0-3 in Big 12 conference play. Kansas is coming off a 38-17 loss to West Virginia on the road in week seven of the season. Kansas held a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but everything went downhill after that. Despite the loss, it was Kansas' closest margin of the season, which tells you all you need to know about how bad this team is. Kansas could quite honestly be the worst team out of all the Power-Five conferences, and things do not seem to be getting better any time soon for this program. Kansas scores 15.3 points per game and earns 261.3 yards per game as a team. Kansas allows 42.5 points per game to the opposition this season, as nothing has gone right for the Jayhawks this year.
Kansas State is ranked #20 in the country with a record of 3-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Kansas State's only loss of the season came against Arkansas State at home, which was a stunner, to say the least. Kansas State has done a great job of bouncing back from a bad loss like that, winning its next three games against tough Big 12 opponents. Kansas State took down TCU by the final score of 21-14 in week six of the season, as the team was on its bye week in week seven. Kansas State scores 30.3 points per game and earns 364.3 total yards per game as well. Kansas State allows 26.3 points per game to the opposition thus far, as the defense has done quite well for a Big 12 team.
Kansas State opens as the 17.5-point favorite, and I think even that line is a bit modest. Kansas State should be able to pound Kansas at home in this one, and I think this game will be ugly from the very start. Kansas State is not going to run the risk of losing its rank in the top-25, and in order to do that, Kansas State needs a blowout win.