Devin Neal, Top Kansas vs. BYU Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

The Kansas Jayhawks (3-0) host the BYU Cougars (3-0) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, in a battle between two of the best offensive players in college football in Devin Neal and Isaac Rex.

Last time out, the Jayhawks defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack, 31-24. In their most recent outing, the Cougars took on the Arkansas Razorbacks and won by a final score of 38-31.

Last time out for the Jayhawks, Jalon Daniels finished with 21 completions on 27 attempts (77.8%) for 298 yards. Neal carried the ball 17 times for 89 yards and three touchdowns. He also posted one reception for 59 yards. Mason Fairchild snagged five passes for 74 yards.

In the Cougars’ last game, Kedon Slovis threw for 167 yards on 13-25 passing (52.0%), throwing two touchdowns. LJ Martin rushed for two touchdowns while compiling 77 yards on 23 attempts. Rex gained 57 yards on four receptions.

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Kansas Players to Watch

  • This year, Daniels has collected 575 passing yards (287.5 yards per game) while going 42-for-56 (75% completion percentage) and throwing two touchdowns and one interception.
  • Neal has picked up a team-best 303 rushing yards (101 per game) and five touchdowns. He has tacked on eight receptions for 131 yards (43.7 yards per game) and one TD.
  • Daniel Hishaw Jr. has 175 yards on 25 carries (58.3 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Lawrence Arnold has 14 catches and paces his team with 212 receiving yards (70.7 ypg).
  • Luke Grimm has contributed with 157 yards (on 11 catches) and one touchdown.
  • This season Quentin Skinner has caught 10 passes for 151 yards, averaging 50.3 receiving yards per game.

BYU Players to Watch

  • Slovis has thrown for 660 yards while completing 61.1% of his passes (55-of-90), with six touchdowns and one interception this year (220 yards per game).
  • Martin has 45 carries for a team-high 195 rushing yards (65 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • So far this year Aidan Robbins has rushed for 29 yards on 10 carries (14.5 ypg).
  • This season Rex has 10 catches and leads the team with 184 yards (61.3 per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Chase Roberts has chipped in with 13 catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns this year. He puts up 46 receiving yards per game.
  • Darius Lassiter has totaled 116 yards on nine receptions with one touchdown, averaging 58 yards per game.

Kansas vs. BYU Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Kansas -9 -110 -110 55.5 -112 -108

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Team Stat Comparison

Kansas BYU
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 37.7 (43) 31 (69)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 21.3 (55) 15.7 (28)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 4 (60) 2 (12)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 4 (65) 7 (12)

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