Iowa State at Baylor NCAA Football Tips 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
McLane Stadium is the site where Charlie Brewer and the Baylor Bears will take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. The spread on this game has Iowa State as 1.5-point favorites. The Cyclones are 2-1-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
09/22/19 OL Colin Newell Knee is questionable Saturday vs Baylor
07/09/19 P Corey Dunn Achilles is out for season
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
09/13/19 WR Gavin Holmes ACL is out for season
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones played the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and ended up getting the win by a score of 72-20. Brock Purdy paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 25 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns for the game. He racked up a total of 75 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 8.3 yards per run. Tarique Milton led the team in receiving yardage by earning 142 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 47.3 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 21/27 with 435 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Iowa State Cyclones ended up running the ball 37 times and earned a total of 270 yards which had them averaging 7.3 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 67 plays which added up to 714 yards. For the game, the Cyclones earned 31 1st downs and they totaled 4 infractions for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Iowa State gave up 21 completions on 37 tries for a total of 197 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.8%. In the running game, the Cyclones gave up 228 yards on 43 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 5.3 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed 425 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Cyclones come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 39.3 points per game, ranking them 24th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 182 rushing yards per game which is 7th in the Big 12. For total yards, they rank 5th in the Big 12 and 50th in the country with 1,595 yards. The Cyclones have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 21.3 points per contest ranking them 7th in the conference. In regard to yards rushing, Iowa State is giving up 124.7 yards per game ranking them 4th in the Big 12 and 50th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the Big 12 Conference and 41st in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 374 yards rushing through 3 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cyclones have conceded 1,049 yards. Teams are completing 59.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.5 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Baylor Bears took on the Rice Owls and earned the win by a score of 21-13. Charlie Brewer paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 25 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 58 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per tote. Denzel Mims was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 102 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 17.0 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bears was Charlie Brewer who went 20/27 with 303 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Baylor Bears rushed the ball a total of 35 times and totaled 124 yards which earned them an average of 3.5 yards per carry. For the contest, the Bears racked up 20 first downs and they had 6 infractions for 60 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they finished with a total of 63 plays for a total of 427 yards. In terms of defense, Baylor gave up 18 completions on 31 tries for a total of 178 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.1%. In the running game, the Bears gave up 64 yards on 35 carries which means they allowed 1.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 242 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Bears come into this game with a record of 3-0. Baylor has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 253.3 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 18th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 760 rushing yards through 3 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Bears average 497 yards per game overall ranking them 21st in D-1 and 6th in the Big 12. The Bears are allowing 14.7 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the Big 12 Conference and 20th in college football. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 44 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 115.7 yards per game ranking them 41st in Division 1 and 2nd in the Big 12 Conference. For this season, they have allowed a total of 347 yards on the ground and 5.1 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in Division 1. They are giving up 146 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bears sit in 3rd in the Big 12 Conference.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +1.5
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