Free College Football Picks Today: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The University of Kansas Jayhawks (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) play host to the University of Texas Longhorns (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) at Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday for a matchup that pits one of the Big 12 Conference’s most potent offenses against one of its best defenses. The Longhorns are nine-point favorites, and the total is 63.5.

Texas is coming off a 17-10 loss to No. 4 TCU at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field last Saturday. Quinn Ewers threw for 171 yards and an interception. Bijan Robinson ran 12 times for 29 yards. Jordan Whittington caught six passes for 78 yards.

Kansas lost 43-28 to Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium last Saturday. Jason Bean was 17 of 28 for 283 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. Devin Neal carried 24 times for 190 yards. Lawrence Arnold had four receptions for 110 yards.


The Jayhawks won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 57-56 overtime victory in November. Jalon Daniels threw three touchdowns for Kansas, as Devin Neal added four TDs (3 rush, 1 rec). Casey Thompson tossed six touchdowns for Texas, as Xavier Worthy found the end zone three times.


The Longhorns are averaging 33.5 points per game for the season, 34th in FBS, and they are facing a Jayhawks defense that has surrendered 30.4 PPG (103rd). Meanwhile, Kansas has scored 36.9 points a game this season, 17th in the country, and Texas is allowing 21.3 PPG (32nd).

The Longhorns rank 51st in the country in passing yards per game (246.3) and 50th in rushing (176.0). They have an advantageous matchup through the air, as the Jayhawks are 118th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (277.0). Against the run, Kansas is 93rd (166.8).

Kansas has been one of the country’s top rushing teams, averaging 209.6 yards per game (20th), while ranking 66th in passing yards (234.1). The Longhorns are allowing 244.7 passing yards (90th) and 127.1 rushing yards per game (39th).


Through seven games, Quinn Ewers has thrown for 13 touchdowns (6 INT) and 215.3 yards per game to lead Texas in passing. In three away games this season, he has eight TDs (4 INT) and an average of 268.3 yards passing. Bijan Robinson leads the team in rushing with an average of 115.8 yards a game over 10 games.

He’s also contributed to the passing attack with 31.4 receiving yards a game. He has 12 touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Xavier Worthy is the Longhorns’ leading receiver with 58.4 yards a game and nine TDs.

Jason Bean has 14 passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 157.0 yards per game through eight games to lead Kansas. In five home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (1 INT) and an average of 97.8 yards.

Devin Neal has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 95.1 yards a game through 10 games. He has eight total touchdowns, seven rushing and one receiving.

Lawrence Arnold has been a key target in the Jayhawks’ aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 58.8 yard per game average through nine appearances.

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Texas (-350)

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