The Kansas Jayhawks welcome the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to Lawrence this weekend for a non-conference tilt at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff in Saturday's showdown between Kansas and Louisiana Tech is set for 12:00pm ET; the game will be carried live on Fox Sports 1. The latest NCAA College Football Odds from offshore bookmaker 5Dimes have the Jayhawks listed as a -10 against the spread home favorite. The Over/Under is presently set at 52 points.
Kansas football has become synonymous with a long list of less than glowing adjectives, but Charlie Weis has hopes of turning things around in Lawrence. If he is to succeed in his endeavor, games like the one this weekend are of the must win variety.
The 10 point line would suggest Weis, despite a 1-11 finish last year, has done some positive things with the program. It is also a sign that Louisiana Tech lost a lot of talent over the off-season.
The Bulldogs have a new head coach in Skip Holtz and he did not inherit a great deal of talent with only seven starters and 32 lettermen returning from last year's 9-3 squad.
Louisiana Tech's performance through three games reflects the turnover as it fell 40-14 in its season opener at North Carolina State and 24-15 last weekend at home to a Tulane team that won two games last year.
The Bulldogs did sandwich a victory between those two losses, but it came against an FCS opponent in Lamar. Holtz' squad hardly dominated the Cardinals, though, scoring a 27-14 win after allowing 21 first downs and 362 total yards.
Kansas comes in with a 1-1 record after defeating South Dakota State 31-14 and losing to a capable Rice team 23-14 in Houston. The Jayhawks played well enough on defense to get a win over the Owls, but their offense produced just 11 first downs and 270 yards.
Despite Kansas continued offensive struggles, the odds makers like them against the Bulldogs. The Jayhawks defense should keep the Bulldogs offense in check while Louisiana Tech's soft defense ought to give Weis' offense an opportunity to succeed.
Notable Trends: Kansas is 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread in its last 10 games as a home favorite with a spread between 8 and 10.5 points.
NCAA College Football Odds Louisiana Tech vs Kansas:
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +10 (-110), Over 52 (-110), +300 (Moneyline)
Kansas Jayhawks -10 (-110), Under 52 (-110), -360 (Moneyline)
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