Oklahoma State at South Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys head to Ladd-Peebles Stadium to play the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma State as 26.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 64.5. The Cowboys are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Jaguars are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
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Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
09/03/17 S Neiko Robinson Leg injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma State
09/03/17 OL Nelson Santiago Leg "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma State
08/26/17 WR Jalen Tolbert Knee out for season
08/16/17 CB Jalen Thompson Academics out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 18th in the country in points scored with 59. They have run 63 plays this year for 640 yards, which ranks them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cowboys average 10.2 yards per play, which is 4th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this season, ranking them 49th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oklahoma State has run for 332 yards as a unit, which ranks 15th in college football. They've run 37 times, averaging 9 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 5 times for 51 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. Mason Rudolph has passed for 303 yards this year. He's completed 20 throws while attempting 24 passes for a completion percentage of 83.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 230.6. He averages 15.1 adjusted yards per throw and 12.6 yards per pass attempt.
Oklahoma State is 71st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 432 yards on D, which is 84th in D-1. The Cowboys are 47th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 20 throws on 38 attempts against the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 72nd and 92nd in the nation. The Oklahoma State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 188 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 60 attempts for 244 yards this season, putting them in 107th place in the country against the run. The Cowboys have had 6 penalties for 48 yards on defense this year. That places them 55th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Oklahoma State has returned 3 kicks for 67 yards on special teams, which puts them 52nd in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 22 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 710. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 63rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Oklahoma State Cowboys kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 80 yards on 2 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 81st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jaguars have run for 170 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in college football. They've run 37 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The South Alabama Jaguars have been penalized on offense 3 times for 22 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 82nd in the nation in points scored with 27. They have run 68 plays this season for 374 yards, which ranks them 81st in Division 1 in total offense. South Alabama averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this year, placing them 51st overall as an offensive unit. Cole Garvin averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 19 passes on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.2. He has thrown for 204 yards this season.
The South Alabama Jaguars rush defense has allowed 29 attempts for 102 yards this year, putting them in 56th place in D-1 against the run. South Alabama has committed 7 penalties for 45 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 48th in college football. They are 111th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 47. They have surrendered a total of 531 yards on D, which is 106th in the country. The Jaguars are ranked 121st in yards per play allowed with 8.3. Opposing offenses have completed 28 passes on 35 attempts against the South Alabama defense this season, placing them 108th and 80th in Division 1. The South Alabama Jaguars pass defense has also given up a total of 429 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
South Alabama kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 232 yards on 5 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average. South Alabama has returned 2 kicks for 16 yards on special teams, ranking 105th in kick return yardage. The South Alabama Jaguars average 8 yards per kick return and they are 98th in the country in all-purpose yards with 390.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +26.5
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