SMISS at Kansas

No. 20 Kansas has its final tune-up for Big XII Conference play on Saturday when the Jayhawks host unbeaten Southern Mississippi at Noon ET from Memorial Stadium.

Bet Southern Mississippi at Kansas

Kansas has steamrolled its competition through three games, defeating Northern Colorado, UTEP, and Duke by a combined score of 127-26. Todd Reesing has begun his Heisman campaign by throwing for 806 yards and six touchdowns through the first three games. Dezmon Briscoe has been the main target of Reesing, as Briscoe has 14 receptions for 271 yards and a touchdown in two games of action. Leading rusher, Jake Sharp, is questionable for Saturday’s game with a calf injury. Sharp has rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Toben Opurum would see more carries if Sharp is unable to go. Opurum has 211 yards rushing and five touchdowns on the season.

The Golden Eagles are 3-0 on the year with wins over Alcorn State, Central Florida, and Virginia. In last week’s 37-34 win over the Cavaliers, Damion Fletcher rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while Southern Miss scored the final 21 points of the game to earn the win. Fletcher has 344 yards and four touchdowns on the season, while quarterback Austin Davis has thrown for 600 yards and five touchdowns without an interception. Southern Miss is playing its first road game of the season on Saturday, and the Golden Eagles have lost their last four road openers.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Kansas 13.5-point home favorites over Southern Mississippi on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 59.5.

College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
SOUTHERN MISS: 3-13 ATS Away off ATS loss/SU win

KANSAS: 13-1 ATS off BB SU wins

Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Southern Miss is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road

Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Kansas is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home

KANSAS is 20-6 ATS (+13.4 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in September games over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 13-1 ATS (+11.9 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 20-6 ATS (+13.4 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.

KANSAS is 15-3 ATS (+11.7 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
Week 4 College Football Injury Report
SOUTHERN MISS

No significant injuries.

KANSAS

Jake Sharp RB Questionable Week 4 (calf)

Chris Harris CB Questionable Week 4 (leg)

Southern Mississippi at Kansas Current Odds

South Mississippi Golden Eagles +13.5 Over 59.5 (+500)

Kansas Jayhawks -13.5 Under 59.5 (-735)

Player Props:

Total pass attempts for Austin Davis (SMISS): Over/Under 34.5

Total touchdown passes for Davis: Over/Under 1.5

Total rushing yards for Damion Fletcher (SMISS): Over/Under 96.5

Total receptions for Leroy Banks (SMISS): Over/Under 2.5

Total passing yards for Todd Reesing ( KAN): Over/Under 295.5

Total touchdown passes for Reesing: Over/Under 2.5

Total receiving yards for Dezmon Briscoe ( KAN): Over/Under 108.5

Total receptions for Kerry Meier ( KAN): Over/Under 6.5

Total receptions for Johnathan Wilson ( KAN): Over/Under 4

Bet Southern Mississippi at Kansas

Posted: 9/26/09 8:12AM ET

 

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