Week 10 College Football Picks: Expect Low Scores in Kansas vs. Texas

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:00 PM GMT

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 6:00 PM GMT

Texas has something to play for as they still have an opportunity to make a bowl game, and it won't take much to beat the Jayhawks. Lets take a look and provide our college football pick.

Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th at 8:00 p.m. ET at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field in Austin, Texas. According to 5Dimes, the Longhorns are a 28.5 point betting favorite and the total for the game is listed at 56 .Texas isn't used to losing and they're looking to get to the .500 mark with 2 more wins and this should be automatic. Not only should it be automatic, Texas should destroy Kansas as this isn't NCAA College Hoops. Let's take a look.

 

How Bad Are They?
I'm referring to the Kansas Jayhawks and their inability to prevent an opposing team from put a beating on them. Thus far this season, the Jayhawks have allowed 581.1 yards defensively and are particularly vulnerable against the pass. They've also managed just 16.5 points per game offensively while allowing 47.1 points per game. Although these numbers look awful, the one thing that Kansas doesn't have to worry about is Texas' passing game as the Longhorns are a team that looks to run the football. Simply stated, neither of these teams are impressive at all.

 

Kansas Offense
As we've stated, Texas isn't a passing team and this is the only advantage that I see for Kansas as they're not a passing team themselves. For the season, freshman quarterback, Ryan Willis, is getting on the job training and he's been serviceable as of late. He's coming off of a 20 for 34 performance in a 62-7 loss to Oklahoma in which he threw for 181 yards and 1 TD. If he can stay away from the turnovers, this would help as Texas could have a tough time covering a 4 touchdown spread.

Where the rushing game is concerned, we're going to see De'Andre Mann handle the football as leading rusher Ke'aun Kinner, who is responsible for 5 of Kansas' 8 rushing touchdowns, has basically lost his job after poor play. Nonetheless, I don't see much happening with the running game and Kansas will look to pass the football to leading receiver, Tre' Parmalee. Parmalee would like to go out in his senior season with a win, but I'm not convinced that Kansas has a win in them. Parmalee' leads the team with 464 yards and 2 TD's.

 

Not As Bad As Their Record Indicates?
Texas might be 3-5, but they do possess an upset victory over a ranked team in the Oklahoma Sooners as they defeated the Sooners 24-17. I know that I said the Longhorns need an impressive win, but the main thing is as the late Oakland Raiders Owner, Al Davis, would say is "Just win, baby". There should be no problem here as the Longhorns face a big-time bottom feeder in Kansas.

Look for Texas to run the football down the throats of the Jayhawks defense with quarterback, Jerrod Heard (502 yards rushing, 3 TD), senior, Jonathan Gray (411 yards ,3 TD), and sophomore, D'Onta Foreman. Heard is a freshman that's just getting his feet wet and Foreman is coming back from injury and has ran the ball for 100 yards in 2 consecutive games. This alone, should be enough to defeat the talentless Kansas Jayhawks and their pourous defense. Back the Under as the college football pick.

College Football Pick: Under 54.5 at Heritage

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