Kansas Football: Guaranteed Rate Bowl Teams, Prediction & How to Watch

Kansas v Oklahoma State
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There are three FBS bowl games on television today, one of them being the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Formerly known as the Copper, Insight, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cactus, and Cheez-It Bowl, it is a postseason game played on Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. There are typically Big 12 and Big Ten tie-ins, though a Mountain West school will be participating in this year's edition.

The Kansas Jayhawks are appearing in their second bowl game in as many years after not obtaining bowl eligibility for 14 years. Head coach Lance Leipold has taken the program to unprecedented heights with his high-scoring offenses. KU can win its first game in postseason play since 2008 at 8:00 p.m. CT tonight.

Here, you can learn how to watch the KU football bowl game tonight plus a final score prediction from us.

Guaranteed Rate Bowl Teams: UNLV and Kansas Football

Kansas and UNLV are the participants in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Former Mizzou coach Barry Odom led the Rebels to bowl eligibility for the second time since 2000 in his inaugural season in Las Vegas. They average 34.3 points per game and lost to Boise State in the MWC championship game.

How to Watch UNLV vs. Kansas Football

Fans can watch the game on ESPN or ESPN+, a paid subscription service. If you use the link below, you can also watch it on Fubo TV with a 7-day free trial. As long as you cancel before your seven days are up, you can watch the KU bowl game and hundreds of channels for a whole week at no cost! We've also provided some radio information if you are in the Lawrence area.

Channel: ESPN | ESPN+ | Fubo TV
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network (1320 AM/101.7 FM in Lawrence, 810 AM in Kansas City, 1240 AM/97.5 FM in Wichita)

UNLV vs. Kansas Football Prediction

Both of these teams have terrific offenses and can put points up in a hurry. UNLV signal caller Jayden Maiava threw for 2,794 yards, 14 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 2023, with his leading receiver being wideout Ricky White (81 receptions, 1,386 yards). The Rebels also rank 38th in the country in terms of rushing yards.

Meanwhile, the Jayhawks are even more effective on the ground, ranking eighth in the country in rushing offense. Junior running back Devin Neal has surpassed 1,000 yards for a consecutive season and will be standing behind supersenior quarterback Jason Bean. Bean has made tremendous strides in his game this year and offers a dual-threat skill set.

All oddsmakers are favoring Kansas by more than double digits, and I'm going with them. They have a tougher defense and more experience under their belt. Although KU will be without a few key contributors, they are a much more seasoned team than the Rebels and should be able to come up with some big defensive stops.

Prediction: 38-28, Kansas