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College Football Betting Preview: Kansas Jayhawks vs. UCF Knights

October 7, 2023


The UCF Knights will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Kansas Jayhawks at Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 matchup. Will the Knights end their two-game losing streak or will the Jayhawks bounce back from their loss last week against the Texas Longhorns? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The UCF Knights enter this game with a record of 3-2 following a 35-36 loss at home against the Baylor Bears while failing to cover the 8-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the college football season. UCF scored 35 points while compiling a total of 469 yards offensively which included 234 passing yards and 235 rushing yards while allowing 36 points and 446 total yards defensively which included 293 passing yards and 153 rushing yards. Timmy McClain led the team in passing, completing 13 of 25 attempts for 234 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding 17 rushing yards and a touchdown. Johnny Richardson led the team in rushing with six carries for 105 yards and a touchdown. Javon Baker led the team in receiving, catching all three targets for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Kansas enters this game with a record of 4-1 following a 14-40 loss on the road against the Texas Longhorns while failing to cover the 15.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 5 of the college football season. The Jayhawks scored 14 points while compiling a total of 260 yards offensively which included 136 passing yards and 124 rushing yards while allowing 40 points and 661 total yards defensively which included 325 passing yards and 336 rushing yards. Jason Bean led the team in passing, completing 9 of 21 attempts for 136 yards and a touchdown while adding 42 rushing yards. Devin Neal led the team in rushing with eight carries for 45 yards while adding two receptions for 10 yards. Trevor Wilson led the team in receiving, catching one of three targets for 58 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the UCF Knights listed as 2.5-point favorites on the road against the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday afternoon in week 6 of the college football season. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that they will play each other in college football. UCF is 2-3 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS on the road, 2-2 ATS as a favorite, and 0-2 ATS in conference games this season while the Kansas Jayhawks are 2-3 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, 0-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

Kansas enters this game with a better record but is coming off a blowout loss on the road against the Texas Longhorns while UCF lost at home against the Baylor Bears. I look for Kansas to come away with the win at home in this matchup which is why I am taking the money line for the Kansas Jayhawks at +111 at home against the UCF Knights on BookMaker for this matchup in week 6 of the college football season on Saturday. 

Spooky Express Pick: Kansas Jayhawks Money Line (+111)