Kansas vs. Ohio Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Kansas vs. Ohio fearless prediction and game preview.
Kansas (1-1) vs. Ohio (1-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Paden Stadium, Athens, OH
Central Michigan is full of veteran talent and should rise up and be a player in the MAC title chase, but …
At this point in the David Beaty era, the Jayhawks have to beat a MAC team at home, and didn’t, getting blown out by the Chippewas 45-27. Now they have to go on the road to face another MAC team that might just be better than CMU.
Purdue was able to beat a MAC team at home, taking care of Ohio early on in a 44-21 win. However, the Bobcats are better than that. They have another good defense, another solid running game, and another good team that should take the East.
With the Big 12 season starting up next against West Virginia, c’mon, Kansas. It’s time to start the season.
One Reason Why Kansas Will Win
Get the passing game working fast.
As shown in the Purdue game, Ohio isn’t a team built to crank up big comebacks and bomb away to get back after getting down early on. The Jayhawks don’t do too many things well, but they’re solid at putting up the good passing yards.
Purdue’s David Blough hit 11-of-13 passes for 235 yards and three scores as part of a big early run against the Bobcat secondary. After throwing 62 times for 323 yards against CMU, Peyton Bender has to get the passing game going again.
One Reason Why Ohio Will Win
Where’s the Kansas pass rush? It has good talent on the defensive front, but the production isn’t there with just one sack in two games. There’s no pressure in the backfield, there’s no bothering anyone’s quarterback, and it’s showing.
Central Michigan’s Shane Morris looked like Drew Brees last week in the blowout win.
Ohio doesn’t have a big-time passing game, but it has an efficient one. The O line has been solid so far – the Bobcat backfield will have plenty of time to work.
What’s Going To Happen
The problems are going to continue for the Jayhawks. Ohio might not be anything amazing, but it’ll grind out a few early drives, own the time of possession, and will do just enough defensively – especially in the secondary – to hand the Big 12 another MAC loss.
Kansas vs. Ohio Prediction
Ohio 27, Kansas 23
Ohio -8.5 o/u: 62.5
5: Cleveland Indians – 1: Cleveland Browns … 2.5
Must See Rating
5: Miss Louisiana’s act – 1: This Is Us … 2