Week 9 College Football Breakdown with Joe Lisi: Kansas State vs. Kansas

Kansas Jayhawks players running into field

Joe Lisi

Friday, October 27, 2017 3:33 PM GMT

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 3:33 PM GMT

Week 9 College Football breakdown with Joe Lisi: This is the companion article to Joe's picks on the Kansas State vs. Kansas game on Saturday at 3:00 pm ET.

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3187747, "sportsbooksIds":[93,19,43,1096,238], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1 }[/]

Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks  

This is a classic rivalry game that has been dominated by the Wildcats the past 8 seasons. Kansas State has won eight straight over the Jayhawks by an average margin of victory of 30.2 points per game.

Last year in Manhattan, the Wildcats won by a score of 34-19.

Kansas State has lost three straight to Texas, TCU, and Oklahoma and has allowed 362 passing per game during that span.

On the other hand, Kansas lost to Texas Tech, Iowa State, and TCU over the past three weeks by a combined score of 153-19 or 44.6 points per game.

Kansas is averaging 21.0 points per game and is passing for 224 passing yards per game entering this contest. Quarterback Peyton Bender has completed 54% of his passes for 1,429 yards with 8 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

Kansas is averaging 120 rushing yards per game and will look to jump up early on the Wildcats to force them to pass to come from behind.

Kansas State is allowing 134 rushing yards per game and is giving up 262 passing yards to opposing offenses this season. Kansas State allowed 291 pass yards to Baylor, 380 to Texas, 297 to TCU and 410 to Oklahoma in four consecutive games.

Kansas State enters this contest rushing for 199 yards per game and passing for 181 yards per game.

Quarterbacks Alex Delton and Jesse Ertz have struggled with offensive consistency in the passing game and will need to make plays on Saturday. Ertz has completed 55% of his passes with 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions while Delton has completed 52% of his passes with one touchdown and one interception.

This is a rivalry game and if you are going to get the Jayhawks best effort this season, it should come this Saturday. Look for the Jayhawks to play with emotion and be in this game from start to finish.

comment here