Texas is currently 4-0 on the season and moving forward on the College Football Playoff road, but they will be challenged by the 4-0 Kansas Jayhawks. The Longhorns are heavy favorites at home despite facing one of the top offenses in the country in Jalon Daniels and the Kansas Jayhawks. Can the Longhorns, three-possession home favorites in Big 12 play, put together a complete victory and cover the spread?
Jalon Daniels passed the ball only 19 times for 130 yards last week against BYU, but he still has engineered a top 10 offense in EPA/Play and success rate this season.
With 1,033 throwing yards, 12 total touchdowns, and zero interceptions, Quinn Ewers is a third-place candidate for the Heisman Trophy. With a Kansas team that ranks outside of the top 100 in success rate, he should have no trouble finding open receivers among his skill position players.
Although Kansas football is on the upswing again, the Jayhawks still struggle to beat superior opponents.
Kansas only won one of its regular season games last year, and all six of their losses were by at least 10 points, with three coming by more than two touchdowns. Texas, who is third in the league in winning percentage, will be the toughest opponent the club has faced thus far this year.
The Longhorns are going to win the battle in the trenches, which will put the Jayhawks in easy passing situations. While Daniels is a gifted passer and runner, Texas’s defense is in the top 20 nationally in EPA/Pass and showed it could contain a mobile quarterback by stopping Alabama’s attack on the road.
On defense, Texas has a lot of options against a weak Kansas secondary thanks to players like AD Mitchell, Xavier Worthy, and Ja’Tavion Sanders.
Kansas, who gave up 17 or more to Missouri State, Illinois, Nevada, and BYU, will face the most talented passing offense in the country in the Longhorns. Last time in this matchup, Texas won by a score of 55-14 in 2017.
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Kansas vs Texas Game Information
- Date: 09/30/2023
- Time: 03:30 PM ET
- Location: Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium.
- How to Watch Kansas vs Texas: ESPN
- Live Stream: fubo.tv