Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Game Preview and Prediction - 10/02/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 2, 2021
Venue:  Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Where to Watch:  Fox Sports 1

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Kansas +34, ISU -34; Over/Under:  56.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Kansas +34, ISU -34; Over/Under:  57 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Kansas +34.5, ISU -34.5; Over/Under:  57 points
 

Season Record

Kansas Jayhawks:  1-3 (10th place, Big 12)
Iowa State Cyclones:  2-2 (8th place, Big 12)
 
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Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Kansas Jayhawks:  lost on the road on Sep. 25 against the Duke Blue Devils 52-33.
Iowa State Cyclones:  lost on the road on Sep. 25 against the Baylor Bears 31-29.
 
 
 

Kansas Jayhawks Analysis

Kansas is coming into this college football game with a 1-3 record overall and they are 0-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 2nd conference matchup of the season on their schedule and they are already 0-1 in their conference games this season. They started their season off on the right foot with a win over the South Dakota Coyotes but that quickly faded as they went on to lose their next 3 games against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, the Baylor Bears, and to Duke in their last game. Jason Bean had an alright game in their last one but he also struggled at times in that game. He completed 19/32 passes for 323 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Devin Neal had a good day in the run game for them with 107 rushing yards and 1 touchdown on 17 carries as he led the team in that department. The receiving corps also had a great day as Trevor Wilson led the receivers with 122 yards on 5 receptions while Kwamie Lassiter II was right behind him with 99 yards and 1 TD on 4 receptions. Kenny Logan led the defense with 8 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones while Rich Miller also put up a great performance with 7 solo tackles and 7 assisted ones. No one on the defense was able to record a sack in that game but Ra'Mello Dotson did come away with the only interception for his team in that one. They have scored 79 points in their first 4 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 160 points against them. Their offense is averaging 344.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 476.3 YPG.
 
 

Iowa State Cyclones Analysis

The Iowa State Cyclones football team is coming into this game with a 2-2 record overall and they are 1-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 2nd conference matchup of the season as they are already 0-1 in conference games this year. Their 2 wins on the season came against the Northern Iowa Panthers and the UNLV Rebels while their 2 losses came against the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Baylor Bears in their last game. Brock Purdy played alright in that game as he completed 22/33 passes for 263 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Breece Hall had a massive day for their run game as he led the team with 190 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 27 carries. No one else really did much in the run game though. Chase Allen led the team in receiving with 98 yards on 7 receptions while Charlie Kolar had 5 receptions for 71 yards. Greg Eisworth led the defense with 7 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones while Anthony Johnson was right behind him with 6 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Will McDonald and Eyioma Uwazurike both had 1 sack each in that game but no one on the defense came up with an interception. They have scored 110 points in their first 4 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 69 points against them. Their offense is averaging 411.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 216.8 YPG.
 

 

Kansas vs Iowa State Prediction

Kansas is a very bad team and they were not able to even stay competitive in their first conference game of the season losing to Baylor 45-7, and that game was at home for them. Iowa State will be angry from losing such a close game to Baylor last week and now they get to go home and host a struggling Kansas side. Iowa State will be taking their anger out in this game while also looking for their first conference win this year. They will likely blow Kansas out here at home so the best bet to place here is on Kansas to cover the spread.
 
Kansas Iowa State Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, October 2, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Iowa State 48 Kansas 10.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Kansas Jayhawks: 6-16 ATS in all games. 89-130 ATS as an underdog. 54-88 ATS in road games. 17-7 O/U in all games. 16-4 O/U as an underdog.
Iowa State Cyclones: 91-74 ATS in home games. 113-96 ATS in games played on a grass field.
 

Key Injuries

 
Kansas Jayhawks:  K. Terry (WR) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. D. Hishaw Jr. (RB) out for season - Undisclosed injury.
Iowa State Cyclones:  J. Amos (DB) Ques Sat - Leg injury. D. Young (DB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury.
 

Players to Watch

 
Kansas Jayhawks: Jason Bean is one player to watch here. He is the dual-threat QB as he leads his team in passing yards and in rushing. He will have to carry this offense here and make the big plays himself if they want to keep it close in this game.
 
Iowa State Cyclones: Xavier Hutchinson is one player to watch in this game. He leads his team in receiving yards. He was quiet in their last game when they lost to Baylor and that is probably a reason why they did lose so look for him to make some big catches in this game and help his team get a win here.
 

Notable Quotes

"They run a lot of explosive plays. We didn't tackle as well as we need. That continues to be a spot we need to work on." - Lance Leipold on his team’s performance after their loss to Duke in their last game.
 
 
“Yeah, I think it’s night and day. When he's at his best — boy, it's hard to find a better player in terms of the running back position. I just think for Breece, part of that was getting going. I think he was hindered because the last week-and-a-half of fall camp, he got dinged up. It takes reps and being in a groove and kind of playing yourself back into shape a little bit and that’s what he had to do. I'm really proud of where Breece is right now.” - Matt Campbell on the importance of getting Breece Hall going in the running game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Kansas Jayhawks
WR Wilson, Trevor 
WR McBride, Steven 
WR Lassiter II, Kwamie 
TE Fairchild, Mason 
QB Bean, Jason 
RB Neal, Devin 
 
Iowa State Cyclones
WR Hutchinson, Xavier 
WR Scates, Joe 
WR Milton, Tarique 
TE Kolar, Charlie 
TE Rus, Jared 
QB Purdy, Brock 
RB Hall, Breece 

Statistical Leaders

 
Kansas Jayhawks
Passing: J. Bean (732)
Rushing: J. Bean (272)
Receiving: T. Wilson (216)
Touchdowns: L. Arnold (2)
Sacks: K. Johnson (1.5)
Tackles: K. Logan Jr. (22)
 
Iowa State Cyclones
Passing: B. Purdy (888)
Rushing: B. Hall (428)
Receiving: X. Hutchinson (285)
Touchdowns: B. Hall (6)
Sacks: W. McDonald IV (3.5)
Tackles: J. Hummel (17)
 
Coaches:
Kansas Jayhawks: Lance Leipold (1st season)
Iowa State Cyclones: Matt Campbell (6th season)
 

Weather Forecast

76 degrees F scattered thunderstorms, 80% humidity, 60% chance of rain, up to 8 mph wind speeds NW.


Amedeus Mastrangelo

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Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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