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The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Kansas Jayhawks will play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The bowl matchup is December 28, 2022, starting at 5:30 PM ET, airing on ESPN.
The Jayhawks are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+5), against the Razorbacks (with an over/under of 68 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Arkansas vs. Kansas
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
- Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Memphis, Tennessee
- Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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Arkansas Betting Insights
- Kansas has a 7-4-1 record against the spread this season.
- Kansas is a 3-3-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 5 points or more this year.
- Kansas has gone over in eight of their 12 games with a set total (66.7%).
Arkansas Stats & Insights
- Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense that ranks ninth-worst in the FBS (453.2 yards allowed per game), Arkansas has played better offensively, ranking 26th in the FBS offensively averaging 454.0 yards per game.
- Arkansas is averaging 30.7 points per game on offense, which ranks them 50th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 90th, giving up 28.8 points per game.
- Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 15th-worst in the FBS (272.9 passing yards allowed per game), Arkansas has played better offensively, ranking 65th in the FBS by averaging 229.5 passing yards per game.
- Arkansas ranks 104th in run defense this year (180.3 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 224.5 rushing yards per game.
- Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 17th-worst in the FBS (44.3% third-down percentage), Arkansas has had more success offensively, ranking 26th in the FBS by putting up a 45.5% third-down conversion rate.
- Arkansas ranks 56th in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 15 turnovers (71st in the FBS) while committing 14 (37th in the FBS).
Arkansas’ Best Players
- K.J. Jefferson leads Arkansas with 2,361 yards (236.1 ypg) on 185-of-271 passing with 22 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He also has 510 rushing yards on 144 carries while scoring seven touchdowns on the ground.
- Raheim Sanders has 1,426 rushing yards on 219 carries with 10 touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 28 catches for 271 yards (22.6 per game) and two touchdowns through the air.
- Matt Landers’ 780 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted zero times and has registered 44 receptions and seven touchdowns.
- Jadon Haselwood has hauled in 59 receptions totaling 702 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Trey Knox has a total of 296 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 26 passes and scoring five touchdowns.
- Drew Sanders paces the team with seven sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has recorded 10 TFL, 92 tackles, and one interception.
- Dwight McGlothern leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 41 tackles and eight passes defended.
Kansas Betting Insights
- Kansas is 7-4-1 against the spread this season.
- In games this season in which they were an underdog by 5 points or more, the Jayhawks have a 3-3-1 record against the spread.
- The teams have hit the over in eight of Kansas’ 12 games with a set total.
Kansas Stats & Insights
- Kansas has sputtering defensively, ranking 11th-worst with 450.8 total yards allowed per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, compiling 424.3 total yards per contest (38th-ranked).
- Kansas has been struggling on defense, ranking 13th-worst with 33.8 points surrendered per game. It has been more productive offensively, regstering 34.2 points per contest (27th-ranked).
- Kansas is putting up 230.3 passing yards per game on offense this season (63rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 257.9 passing yards per game (104th-ranked) on defense.
- Kansas has been struggling in run defense, ranking 17th-worst with 192.9 rushing yards surrendered per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, putting up 194.1 rushing yards per contest (33rd-ranked).
- While Kansas’ third-down defense has had trouble stopping opposing offenses, ranking eighth-worst by giving up a 46.9% third-down conversion rate, its offense ranks seventh-best with a 50.4% third-down rate.
- Kansas owns a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 56th in the FBS.
Kansas’ Best Players
- Jalon Daniels has been a dual threat for Kansas this season. He has 1,470 passing yards (183.8 per game) while completing 65.7% of his passes. He’s tossed 13 touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 398 yards (49.8 ypg) on 63 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Devin Neal, has carried the ball 171 times for 1,061 yards (88.4 per game) with nine touchdowns.
- Lawrence Arnold has hauled in 597 receiving yards on 36 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring four touchdowns as a receiver.
- Luke Grimm has racked up 456 receiving yards (41.5 yards per game) and five touchdowns on 42 receptions.
- Quentin Skinner’s 25 grabs (on zero targets) have netted him 436 yards (39.6 ypg) and five touchdowns.
- Lonnie Phelps paces the team with seven sacks, and also has nine TFL and 49 tackles.
- Kenny Logan Jr., Kansas’ top tackler, has 91 tackles, one TFL, and two interceptions this year.
- Ra’Mello Dotson leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 47 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended.