The Kansas Jayhawks will visit Manhattan on Saturday to face off against the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats with kickoff set for 8:00 p.m. ET for the 2022 Governor’s Cup. Though Kansas leads the series 64–50–5, the Wildcats are on a current 13-game win streak.
The Jayhawks (6-5) finally have QB Jalon Daniels back. After a big win over Oklahoma State, they dropped their last two games with two-digit losses to Texas Tech and Texas. Their defense has struggled to contain opponents since their 5-0 start to the season.
Kansas State (8-3) just has to win this game to make the Big 12 Conference Championship Game and enter a rematch with TCU. They’re coming off two wins over West Virginia and Baylor, but they’ll be without QB Adrian Martinez.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Kansas: No. 60 overall, No. 13 offense, No. 102 defense
K-State: No. 11 overall, No. 32 offense, No. 18 defense
QB Adrian Martinez - Out (lower leg)
Against The Spread
Kansas: 7-3-1 ATS
K-State: 7-3-1 ATS
Kansas: Over 7-4
K-State: Over 5-6
Overall Talent from 247Sports
Kansas: No. 71 overall, No. 77 offense, No. 68 defense
K-State: No. 76 overall, No. 65 offense, No. 64 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: K-State -11.5
Moneyline: K-State -450, Kansas +360
Opening line: K-State -12
Opening total: 62.5
Adrian Martinez’ absence for K-State evens the field, especially now that Kansas QB Jalon Daniels has returned to the field for the Jayhawks. Kansas has struggled on defense all year, but a backup quarterback should give them somewhat of an advantage. The nature of rivalry week creates neck-and-neck games, and with the season Kansas has had and the quarterback matchup, the Jayhawks should be able to cover in Manhattan.