Baylor vs Oklahoma State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Boone Pickens Stadium
Spencer Sanders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys host the Baylor Bears at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Oklahoma State opens this game as 4-point favorites. The Bears are 3-3-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-1-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Baylor Bears faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders and won 33-30. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bears was Charlie Brewer who went 24/37 with 352 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 3 interceptions on the day. John Lovett paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 77 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per tote. R.J. Sneed was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 84 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per catch in the game. The Bears ran the ball a total of 38 times and earned 173 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 76 plays which added up to 525 yards. On the day, the Bears had a total of 27 1st downs and they totaled 10 infractions for 83 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Baylor gave up 31 completions on 42 tries totaling 362 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.8%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 510 yards and earned 3 turnovers. In the running game, the Bears gave up 148 yards on 43 attempts which is an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed.
The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 6-0 in 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 37.8 points per contest, which has them at 22nd in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 199.2 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the conference. For total yardage, they rank 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 26th in Division 1 with 2,853 yards. The Bears have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 17.8 points per game which has them at 1st in the Big 12. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bears have allowed 1,658 yards. Opponents are completing 61.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. When talking about yards rushing, Baylor is giving up 113.5 yards per game putting them 3rd in the Big 12 and 27th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.2 yards per carry putting them 3rd in the conference and 26th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 681 yards rushing through 6 games.
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys went up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and were beaten 45-35. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Spencer Sanders who went 22/37 with 290 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He threw 3 interceptions on the day. Chuba Hubbard paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he added 3 touchdowns for the game. He scurried for 156 yards by way of 34 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Tylan Wallace was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 85 yards on 11 receptions. He had an average of 7.7 yards per reception for the game. The Cowboys ran the ball 56 times and racked up 219 yards earning them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Cowboys racked up a total of 26 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 56 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. Overall, they ran 93 plays which gave them a total of 509 yards. When discussing the defense, Oklahoma State allowed 26 catches on 44 throws for a total of 424 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.1%. Overall, they gave up 586 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Cowboys allowed 162 yards on 35 carries which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 4-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cowboys have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Oklahoma State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 279 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 7th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,674 yards rushing through 6 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Cowboys average 528.3 yards per game overall which has them at 8th in Division 1 and 2nd in the conference. The Cowboys are conceding 27.5 points per contest ranking them 7th in the Big 12 Conference and 71st in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are conceding 249.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cowboys are currently ranked 9th in the Big 12. In regard to points given up, they have given up 165 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 165.2 yards per contest ranking them 77th in D-1 and 6th in the conference. This year, they have conceded 991 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears +4
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