Kansas State vs Kansas 2010 College Football Picks, 2010 College Football Odds & 2010 College Football Predictions: Bitter rivals Kansas State and Kansas will meet tomorrow night in Lawrence as both squads attempt to capture state bragging right as well as bounce back from conference losses. The Big 12 North showdown is scheduled to kickoff at 7:30pm ET at Memorial Stadium. 2010 College Football Picks, Odds & Predictions at Sportsbook.com have the Wildcats listed as a -3 against the spread road favorite; the game total is set at 50.5.
Kansas State got slapped with a ugly dose of reality last Thursday night in Manhattan as No. 7 Nebraska blasted the Wildcats 48-13. The Cornhuskers had their way on both sides of the ball, racking up 587 yards of offense while holding Bill Synder's squad to 315.
Kansas State, which fell to 4-1 in the loss (1-1 Big 12), did rush for 180 yards in the game, but the Huskers made a concerted effort to slow Daniel Thomas and that they did. The senior tailback had 63 yards on 22 carries and he failed to score for just the second time this season. Quarterback Carson Coffman was even less effective against Nebraska's vaunted secondary, completing 14-of-22 passes for 91 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
The Wildcats defense was on the receiving end of the Taylor Martinez experience as the freshman signal caller ran for 241 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries. Martinez also completed five of his seven pass attempts for 128 yards and a score.
The 2-3 Jayhawks took a similar beating in their last outing, losing 55-7 to the Baylor Bears in Waco on October 2nd. Like Kansas State, Kansas got abused by a talented, young quarterback as Robert Griffin threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns in the shellacking. Griffin, who also led the Bears in rushing with 64 yards on eight carries, propelled Baylor to a jaw dropping 678 total yards.
The Jayhawks offense, which is led by freshman Jordan Webb, accounted for a meager 270 yards against the Bears 76th ranked defense. Four turnovers, including two interceptions from Webb, led to a 25:38 of possession time for Kansas.
Kansas State snapped a three game Kansas win streak in this rivalry series last season with a 17-10 win in Manhattan. The Jayhawks are still riding a three game win in Lawrence, though, where they have beat the Wildcats by an average of 17.6 points per contest since 2004.
College Football Predictions Betting Trend: The Wildcats are 4-0 straight up and against the spread over the last five years playing as a favorite with a total between 47.5 and 51.
Kansas State Wildcats -3 (-105), Over 50.5 (-110), -140 (Moneyline)
Kansas Jayhawks +3 (-115), Under 50.5 (-110), +120 (Moneyline)
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