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4 Days Until Kansas Football: Season Over/Unders

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Time for some (mostly) arbitrary season-long over/unders!

Kansas v Texas Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Vegas win totals for college football came out a few months ago, and I must say, the number for Kansas (3) caught me by surprise. If you’ve read anything on RCT over the past 96 days, you’ve probably figured out that I’m on the under. It does make me ask myself, what does Vegas know that I don’t?

Regardless, with the season just a few days away, I thought it would be fun to make up some of our own prop bets - strictly for entertainment purposes, of course. These aren’t from any specific site or anything, I’m just making them up.

If you’ve got any Nostradamus in you, feel free to show off in the comments.

Team O/U

3 wins. David Beaty has just three wins in three years. Is he really going to double that in year four?

1,500 rushing yards. To get to 1500, KU would have to average 125 yards per game.

2,800 passing yards. To get to 2800, KU would have to average 233 yards per game.

24 sacks. Daniel Wise led the team last year with 7 sacks.

6 interceptions. KU had just four last year, two by Mike Lee and two by Hasan Defense.

2 defensive touchdowns. KU didn’t have any defensive TDs in 2017.

Individual O/U

Peyton Bender 2,000 passing yards. This would obviously require Bender to start the majority of the season and average 167 yards per game.

Khalil Herbert 1,000 rushing yards. KU hasn’t had a 1,000-yard rusher since James Sims in 2013.

Steven Sims 1,000 receiving yards. Sims is currently 1,193 yards behind school record holder Dezmon Briscoe. Sims had 893 yards in 2017.

Steven Sims 80 receptions. He had 59 in 2017 and 72 in 2016; he is currently just 65 behind Kerry Meier in the record books.

Joe Dineen 140 tackles. After 133 tackles in 2017, Dineen would need to average 11.7 tackles per game to hit 140.