Kansas could be the most hopeless college football program in the country after enduring seven consecutive losing seasons, including last year’s 0-12 campaign wherein the Jayhawks lost their home games by 34 points per game. Kansas is 3-16 SU in road openers and has lost 35 straight road games.
Moreover, the Jayhawks are 16-28-1 ATS as road underdogs and are 3-11 ATS in their last fourteen games overall, whereas Memphis is 10-1-2 ATS in its last thirteen non-conference affairs. Kansas is coming off a 37-21 home loss to Ohio in a game that was thoroughly dominated by the Bobcats. The Jayhawks trailed 28-7 at halftime with a 359-21 yard deficit and finished the game with just nine first downs.
Kansas was outrushed 329-26 and looks lost in the second year of head coach David Beaty’s “Air Raid” offense. Let’s also note that Memphis defeated the Jayhawks by 32 points in Kansas last year, and I expect an even greater win by the Tigers Saturday afternoon following an early-season bye week.
Indeed, college football teams off a win and a bye week are a profitable 101-71-2 ATS versus non-conference opponents since 1980. Memphis is grossly underrated this season, which seems to be the result of losing quarterback Paxton Lynch to the NFL and head coach Justin Fuente to Virginia Tech. The Tigers defense has seven returning starters and will produce better numbers than last year’s 9-4 squad.
Memphis also possesses a potent offense under first year head coach Mike Norvell, who served as Arizona State’s offensive coordinator over the last four years. Norvell hired Chip Long to be his offensive coordinator, and Long is widely regarded as being one of the best recruiters at the collegiate level.
Finally, Memphis possesses one of the nation’s best special teams units. With Memphis standing at 5-1 ATS following a bye, lay the points with the Tigers as Oskeim Sports free college football best bet winner and invest with confidence.