Oklahoma State at Texas NCAA Football Picks and Tips 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns play the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Texas opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 72. The Cowboys are 3-0-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Longhorns are 3-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
09/15/19 WR Collin Johnson Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma State
09/15/19 DB Demarvion Overshown Neck is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma State
09/12/19 DB B.J. Foster Hamstring is out indefinitely
09/02/19 RB Jordan Whittington Hernia is out indefinitely
08/29/19 TE Rob Cummins Knee is out indefinitely
08/27/19 WR Joshua Moore Suspension is out indefinitely
08/23/19 TE Cade Brewer Concussion is out indefinitely
08/23/19 RB Daniel Young Ankle is out indefinitely
08/10/19 RB Kirk Johnson Shoulder is out indefinitely
The last time they took the field, the Oklahoma State Cowboys played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and earned the win by a score of 40-21. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Spencer Sanders who went 12/22 with 169 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Chuba Hubbard paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 75 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for the contest. He rushed for 256 yards by way of 32 carries which meant he was running for 8.0 yards per carry. Tylan Wallace was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 118 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 23.6 yards per reception for the game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ran the ball 46 times and generated 337 yards which gave them an average of 7.3 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 68 plays which gave them a total of 506 yards. Overall, the Cowboys earned 21 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 80 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. On the defensive side of the ball, Oklahoma State gave up 19 catches on 35 tries totaling 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.3%. On the ground, the Cowboys gave up 158 yards on 53 attempts which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 396 yards and earned 0 takeaways.
The Cowboys come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 49.3 points per contest, putting them 9th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 285.3 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the Big 12 Conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 2nd in the Big 12 and 9th in the country with 1,641 yards. The Cowboys have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 23.7 points per contest putting them 8th in the Big 12 Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have conceded 785 yards. Opponents are completing 52.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.2 yards per try. When talking about yards rushing, Oklahoma State is allowing 162 yards per contest putting them 8th in the Big 12 Conference and 84th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per carry putting them 5th in the Big 12 Conference and 47th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 486 yards rushing through 3 contests.
In their last contest, the Texas Longhorns faced the Rice Owls and won 48-13. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Longhorns was Sam Ehlinger who went 23/27 with 279 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Keaontay Ingram paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 26 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 74 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he averaged 5.7 yards per tote. Jake Smith was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 75 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 12.5 yards per catch for that game. The Texas Longhorns ran the football 36 times and added 171 yards which had them averaging 4.8 yards per attempt. Overall, they totaled 70 plays for a total of 509 yards. In the game, the Longhorns totaled 28 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 50 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Texas conceded 12 completions on 23 throws totaling 179 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.2%. For the game, they gave up a total of 266 yards and forced 0 takeaways. Against the run, the Longhorns conceded 87 yards on 31 carries giving the other team an average of 2.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Longhorns come into this matchup with a record of 2-1. Texas hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 148.3 rushing yards per game, which has them at 82nd in college football. As a team, they have a total of 445 yards rushing through 3 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Longhorns average 497.7 yards per game overall which has them at 25th in the country and 4th in the Big 12. The Longhorns are giving up 24 points per game which puts them at 9th in the conference and 62nd in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the worst groups in Division 1. They are allowing 330 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Longhorns sit in 10th in the conference. When talking about points given up, they have given up 72 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 87.3 yards per contest ranking them 27th in the country and 4th in the Big 12 Conference. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 262 yards on the ground and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys +9.5
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