Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas A&M Aggies Pick, Odds, Texas Bowl Prediction 12/27/2019
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M -3
Kellen Mond and the Texas A&M Aggies host the Oklahoma State Cowboys at NRG Stadium on Friday, December 27, 2019 in the Texas Bowl. Oklahoma State opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The Cowboys are 8-3-1 ATS and 5-7-0 when betting on the total. The Aggies are 4-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Oklahoma State Cowboys played the Oklahoma Sooners and were defeated 34-16. Chuba Hubbard led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He racked up a total of 104 yards by way of 24 carries which gave him an average of 4.3 yards per run. Braydon Johnson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 77 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 19.3 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dru Brown who went 22/32 with 207 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick in the game. The Cowboys ended up rushing 29 times and earned 128 yards which earned them an average of 4.4 yards per rush. In the game, the Cowboys earned 20 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 25 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. On the day, they ran 61 plays for 335 yards. When discussing the defense, Oklahoma State gave up 14 completions on 17 tries totaling 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 82.4%. In the game, they conceded 450 yards but finished the game without a turnover. On the ground, the Cowboys gave up 283 yards on 44 runs which gave them an average of 6.4 yards per run allowed.
The Cowboys head into this matchup 8-4 for this season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 33.4 points per contest, putting them 34th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 236.3 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the Big 12. For total yards, they are currently ranked 5th in the Big 12 Conference and 24th in Division 1 with 5,567 yards. The Cowboys have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 27 points per contest which has them at 6th in the conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Oklahoma State is giving up 151 yards per contest which has them at 6th in the Big 12 Conference and 60th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush which has them at 5th in the Big 12 and 58th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,812 yards rushing through 12 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have conceded 2,732 yards. Teams are completing 60.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.5 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Texas A&M Aggies played the LSU Tigers and were defeated 50-7. Leading the way at QB for the Aggies was Kellen Mond who went 10/30 with 92 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 3 interceptions on the day. Isaiah Spiller paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 26 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 66 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per carry. Isaiah Spiller was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 45 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 15.0 yards per reception for the game. The Aggies rushed the ball a total of 26 times and racked up a total of 72 yards giving them an average of 2.8 yards per run. In all, they finished with a total of 60 plays for 169 yards. For the game, the Aggies totaled 12 1st downs and they had a total of 9 infractions for 61 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. When discussing the defense, Texas A&M allowed 25 catches on 36 throws totaling 425 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.4%. In the running game, the Aggies allowed 128 yards on 39 carries which is an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 553 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Aggies come into this game with a record of 7-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Aggies have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. Texas A&M is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 152.1 rushing yards per game, ranking them 77th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,825 yards rushing through 12 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Aggies average 399.2 yards per contest overall putting them 71st in college football and 8th in the SEC. The Aggies are allowing 22.7 points per contest which puts them at 9th in the conference and 38th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in Division 1. They are conceding 211.7 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Aggies sit in 8th in the SEC. In terms of points given up, they have given up 272 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 129.3 yards per game which puts them at 29th in the country and 5th in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded 1,552 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys +3
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