Kansas vs. Kansas State fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 10
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
Network: Fox Sports Net
Kansas (3-6) vs. Kansas State (3-6) Game Preview
One Reason Why Kansas Will Win
Now that the pressure is off and the David Beaty Goodbye Tour starts now for the last three games, will the team play a little bit looser?
It might not have to – it might be able to beat Kansas State just by being better in several areas.
Kansas State’s defense has been a massive disappointment at getting into the backfield, but the bigger issue is an offense that just … can’t … get … going.
The Wildcats aren’t throwing well enough, and the ground game isn’t dominating on the limited possessions. The O is last in the Big 12, the team is last in scoring, and it’s all not working losing five of the last six games.
For all of the Jayhawks problems, the defense hasn’t been all that bad over the last few games, and when the takeaways come, the offense is okay.
This is going to be a low-scoring slugfest – more because the Os aren’t that good than for anything the Ds will do.
That fits right in with what the Jayhawks need.
One Reason Why Kansas State Will Win
The Kansas State offense might be bad, but there’s really no Kansas attack when the defense isn’t coming up with takeaways.
Kansas hasn’t rushed for more than 150 yards in any Big 12 play, and while the passing attack is able to come up with 200 yards on a regular basis, there’s not enough pop.
Kansas State can’t score, either, but it’s far, far better at controlling the clock and controlling the game. It might be slow-and-go between these two, and that works into the Wildcats favor.
At least the offense has showed signs of life at times, rolling through Baylor and ripping up Oklahoma State in a win, but it’s struggling against the better defenses. That’s not Kansas.
Kansas State will be able to run it a bit, and the Jayhawks won’t.
What’s Going To Happen
It’s so strange – the winner of this game is still going to be in the mix for eligibility, but whatever – neither team is getting to six wins.
It’s not like Kansas is going to let it rip now that Beaty is a lame duck head coach, with Kansas State grinding out a win by holding on to the ball for well over 35 minutes and winning the game on the ground.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Kansas State 27, Kansas 17
Line: Kansas State -10.5, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 2
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