The Kansas Jayhawks (0-3) are seeking to put an end to a six-game losing streak as they take on the Iowa State Cyclones (1-2). The game will air Saturday, Oct 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET on FSN.
In its last game before the bye, Iowa State lost to Toledo 30-23. D’vario Montgomery had a huge game in the loss, pulling in four receptions for 97 yards and one TD. Sam B. Richardson also had a great game with 269 yards and a TD through the air. Kansas also fell short, losing to Rutgers 27-14. Montell Cozart had a quality performance through the air for the Jayhawks, connecting on 13 of 18 pass attempts for 193 yards. Tyler Patrick put up 70 receiving yards on three catches.
The Jayhawks are a 14-point underdog against the Cyclones and the Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is currently not available.
With a 1-2 record for both Straight Up (SU) and Against The Spread (ATS), the Cyclones will look to improve as they head into Week 5. The passing game could be a priority for Iowa State’s offense against a weak Jayhawks pass defense that ranks 113th in the country with 288 passing yards allowed per game. Crossing over to the defensive side of the ball, the Cyclones look to have a distinct advantage in certain spots. The Jayhawks will need to stop Iowa State’s defense from getting to their quarterbacks in order to be successful in this game. The Cyclones rank 16th in the nation in sacks with three per game. The Cyclones hope to continue the trend of torching Kansas’s defense during the second quarter, when they allow 13.7 points per game.
As for their opponent, the Jayhawks head into Week 5 with records of 1-2 ATS and 0-3 SU. The Cyclones might be leery of ball security against the Jayhawks. They rank fourth in the country in fumbles recovered with 1.3 per game.
Predictions: SU Winner – Iowa State, ATS Winner – Iowa State
Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games.
Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas’s last 6 games.
Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road.
Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas’s last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas’s last 5 games when playing Iowa State.
Kansas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State.
Kansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Iowa State.
Kansas is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Iowa State.
Kansas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Iowa State.
Iowa State is 1-1 SU when leading at the half this season.
Since the start of last season, Kansas is 1-6 SU against Big 12 opponents, while Iowa State is winless (0-7 SU) against in-conference foes.
Iowa State also seems to have an advantage in the passing game when comparing just conference rankings. Its offensive passing attack (ranked seventh in the Big 12) will face the eighth-ranked pass defense of Kansas, while its seventh-ranked pass defense will look to limit the eighth-ranked passing game of the Jayhawks.
When looking into conference ranks, Kansas seems to have the overall advantage in the running game. Its fifth-ranked rushing attack will face the 10th-ranked run defense of Iowa State, while its fifth-ranked run defense will look to contain the 10th-ranked rushing game of the Cyclones.