Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in the Alamo Bowl. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 2 point favorites. This season the Cowboys are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5-0. The Buffaloes have an over/under record of 5-8-0 and they are 10-3-0 against the spread.
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Mason Rudolph finished with 186 yards through the air for Oklahoma State in his last game. He completed 11 passes out of 25 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led in rushing by Justice Hill, who finished with 99 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jhajuan Seales was the team leader in receiving with a total of 80 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oklahoma State got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 403 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 217 yards on 37 attempts.
Sefo Liufau finished with 270 yards passing for Colorado in his last contest. He went 23 for 44, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led on the ground by Sefo Liufau, who finished with 59 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Devin Ross led the team in receiving with 94 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Colorado had 18 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 82 total plays for 378 yards for the contest. The Buffaloes ran for 108 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Oklahoma State scores 38.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 20th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.7 passes on 36 attempts for a 63 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 322.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in college football. The Cowboys run for an average of 169.5 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 75th in the nation. They also run 73.5 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 492.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 17th overall this season. The Cowboys average 23.7 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the country. They accumulate 50.1 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 80th in the nation.
Oklahoma State allows 252 passing yards per game, ranking 93rd in D-1, and they allow 28.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 66th. They give up 20 completions on 32.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.2. The Cowboys allow 205 rushing yards per game on 43.3 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 91st in the country. Oklahoma State allows 457 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 108th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 47.6 yards per game, ranking them 38th among D-1 teams.
Colorado averages 32.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 43rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.5 passes per game on 33.2 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 254.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 47th in Division 1. The Buffaloes run for an average of 191.9 yards per game on 46.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 49th on the ground. They also run 79.8 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 446.3 yards per game, ranking them 44th in the country on offense. The Buffaloes get an average of 23.8 first downs per game, which ranks 25th in the nation. They average 48.2 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 88th in college football.
Colorado allows an average of 182 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th in the nation. They give up 16.2 completions on 33.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.2 per game. The Buffaloes allow 145.6 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 38th in the country. Colorado allows 327.6 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 16th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 52.5 yards in each contest, ranking 67th in the nation.
Oklahoma State Betting Trends
Oklahoma State is 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Oklahoma State has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 5-8-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado has an ATS record of 10-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 OL Larry Williams Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Colorado
11/07/16 DT Vili Leveni Achilles out for season
09/27/16 WR Dillon Stoner Foot out for season
09/03/16 WR Marcell Ateman Foot out indefinitely
12/05/16 OL Gerrad Kough Ankle probable Thursday vs. Oklahoma State
12/04/16 WR Bryce Bobo Leg "?" Thursday vs. Oklahoma State
12/04/16 TE Chris Hill Disciplinary "?" Thursday vs. Oklahoma State
12/04/16 LB Christian Shaver Disciplinary "?" Thursday vs. Oklahoma State
12/04/16 QB Sefo Liufau Ankle injured last game, probable Thursday vs. Oklahoma State
11/29/16 WR Jaleel Awini Disciplinary out indefinitely
09/30/16 WR Juwann Winfree Knee out for season
09/19/16 LB Derek McCartney ACL out for season
09/18/16 PK Diego Gonzalez Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -2
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