South Alabama at Oklahoma State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Boone Pickens Stadium
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The South Alabama Jaguars travel to Boone Pickens Stadium to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma State as 31.5 point favorites. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable 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
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 0-1-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Alabama Jaguars are 86th in Division 1 in points scored with 26. They have run 66 plays this season for 308 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The Jaguars average 4.7 yards per play, which is 100th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 15 1st downs this year, placing them 114th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Alabama has run for 217 yards as a team, which ranks 49th in the country. They've run 43 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 7 times for 82 yards so far this season, which has them 53rd in the nation in penalties. Cole Garvin has thrown for 47 yards this season. He has completed 7 passes on 16 attempts for a completion percentage of 43.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 64.1. He averages 2.9 yards per pass attempt and -1.4 adjusted yards per throw.
South Alabama is 87th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 30. They have surrendered a total of 447 yards on D, which is 95th in Division 1. The Jaguars are ranked 95th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 19 passes on 29 attempts against the South Alabama Jaguars defense this season, placing them 71st and 58th in the country. The South Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 209 yards through the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 45 attempts for 238 yards this year, putting them in 114th place in D-1 against the run. The Jaguars have committed 6 penalties for 55 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 68th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Alabama has returned 5 kicks for 120 yards on special teams, ranking 15th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 24 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 428. South Alabama Jaguars kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 2 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 192 yards on 4 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 17th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cowboys have run for 436 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the nation. They've run 55 times, averaging 7.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 7 times for 55 yards so far this year, which has them 51st in the country in penalties. They are 12th in Division 1 in points scored with 58. They have run 92 plays this year for 732 yards, which ranks them 40th in the nation in total offense. The Oklahoma State Cowboys average 8 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 36 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Taylor Cornelius has completed 24 throws while attempting 34 passes for a completion percentage of 70.6%. He has passed for 295 yards this year. He averages 10.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 186.1.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys rush defense has given up 35 attempts for 126 yards this season, putting them in 55th place in the country against the run. They have had 7 penalties for 69 yards on defense this year. That places them 86th in Division 1. Oklahoma State is 51st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 17. They have given up a total of 276 yards on D, which is 38th in the nation. The Cowboys are 45th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 11 throws on 28 attempts against the Oklahoma State defense this season, ranking them 25th and 52nd in the country. The Oklahoma State Cowboys pass defense has also surrendered a total of 150 yards in the air, which is 37th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Oklahoma State kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 7 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 133 yards on 3 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 37th in the NCAA in punting average. Oklahoma State is 18th in the country in punt returns with 4. They have returned 1 kick for 42 yards on special teams, which puts them 68th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 42 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 773.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +31.5
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