Texas at Iowa State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/28/2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Jack Trice Stadium
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The Texas Longhorns travel to Jack Trice Stadium to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas as 6 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 64.5. The Longhorns have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Cyclones have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas Longhorns are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
09/24/17 DL Andrew Fitzgerald Knee "?" Thursday vs. Iowa State
09/24/17 WR Armanti Foreman Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Iowa State
09/24/17 TE Garrett Gray Knee "?" Thursday vs. Iowa State
09/24/17 OL Garrett Thomas Knee "?" Thursday vs. Iowa State
09/24/17 RB Kirk Johnson Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Iowa State
09/24/17 QB Shane Buechele Shoulder available Thursday vs. Iowa State
09/18/17 OL Connor Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/12/17 OL Patrick Hudson Knee out for season
08/24/17 DB Eric Cuffee Wrist out indefinitely
08/23/17 TE Andrew Beck Foot out for season
08/14/17 OL Elijah Rodriguez Ankle out indefinitely
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
09/24/17 DB D'Andre Payne Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Texas
09/24/17 DL Jamahl Johnson Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Texas
09/24/17 DB Kamari Cotton-Moya Elbow "?" Thursday vs. Texas
09/24/17 OL Oge Udeogu Elbow "?" Thursday vs. Texas
09/04/17 DB Mackenro Alexander Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Longhorns are 54th in Division 1 in points scored with 121. They have run 247 plays this season for 1,462 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The Longhorns average 5.9 yards per play, which is 62nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 75 1st downs this year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas has run for 572 yards as a team, which ranks 79th in the country. They've run 125 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Longhorns have been penalized on offense 27 times for 258 yards so far this season, which has them 47th in the nation in penalties. Sam Ehlinger has thrown for 520 yards this season. He has completed 36 passes on 67 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.7. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas is 48th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 78. They have surrendered a total of 1,121 yards on D, which is 30th in Division 1. The Longhorns are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 55 passes on 95 attempts against the Texas Longhorns defense this season, placing them 32nd and 27th in the country. The Texas pass defense has also given up a total of 745 yards through the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 103 attempts for 376 yards this year, putting them in 24th place in D-1 against the run. The Longhorns have committed 25 penalties for 151 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas is ranked 68th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 119 punt return yards and average 19.8 yards per return, which is 7th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 176 yards on special teams, ranking 79th in kick return yardage. The Longhorns average 20 yards per kick return and they are 74th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,757. The Texas Longhorns have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 1, which is 124th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 25%. Texas Longhorns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 540 yards on 12 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 24th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cyclones have run for 456 yards as a team, which ranks 103rd in the nation. They've run 98 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 16 times for 161 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 124. They have run 213 plays this year for 1,391 yards, which ranks them 49th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa State Cyclones average 6.5 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this season, ranking them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. Jacob Park has completed 76 throws while attempting 114 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He has passed for 935 yards this year. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 155.2.
The Iowa State Cyclones rush defense has given up 87 attempts for 321 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. They have had 25 penalties for 234 yards on defense this year. That places them 87th in Division 1. Iowa State is 56th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 82. They have given up a total of 1,206 yards on D, which is 38th in the nation. The Cyclones are 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 77 throws on 123 attempts against the Iowa State defense this season, ranking them 79th and 64th in the country. The Iowa State Cyclones pass defense has also surrendered a total of 885 yards in the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa State Cyclones have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 68th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Iowa State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 583 yards on 13 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa State is 51st in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 90th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 180 yards on special teams, which puts them 76th in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 18 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,599.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Longhorns -6
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