Oklahoma State at Tulsa NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
Spencer Sanders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys go to Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The odds on this matchup have Oklahoma State as 12.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 64.5. The Cowboys are 2-0-0 ATS and 2-0-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Hurricane are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last outing, the Oklahoma State Cowboys played the McNeese State Cowboys and notched a win by a score of 56-14. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Spencer Sanders who went 12/18 with 250 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Spencer Sanders led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 51 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.3 yards per run. Tylan Wallace led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 180 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 36.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ran the ball 44 times and earned 167 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per rush. Overall, they totaled 76 plays which gave them a total of 580 yards. For the game, the Cowboys earned a total of 25 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 29 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oklahoma State allowed 12 catches on 25 tries totaling 157 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 318 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Cowboys allowed 161 yards on 47 runs allowing their opponent an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 54 points per contest, putting them 9th in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 259.5 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the Big 12 Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 2nd in the Big 12 and 7th in the nation with 1,135 yards. The Cowboys have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 25 points per game ranking them 7th in the Big 12 Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have conceded 616 yards. Opponents are completing 51.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try. In discussing rushing yards, Oklahoma State is allowing 164 yards per contest putting them 9th in the Big 12 and 94th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush which has them at 6th in the Big 12 and 71st in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 328 yards rushing through 2 contests.
In their last outing, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced the San Jose State Spartans and went home in defeat by a score of 16-34. Shamari Brooks paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 17 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 140 yards on 29 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per tote. Sam Crawford Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 137 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 15.2 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Hurricane was Zach Smith who went 21/28 with 283 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ended up rushing 54 times and added 256 yards giving them an average of 4.7 yards per run. On the day, they ran 82 plays for a total of 539 yards. In the game, the Golden Hurricane got 27 1st downs and they had a total of 12 infractions for 105 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. When discussing the defense, Tulsa allowed 21 completions on 37 tries for a total of 233 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.8%. On the day, they conceded a total of 348 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Golden Hurricane allowed 115 yards on 31 runs which means they allowed 3.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Golden Hurricane head into this game 1-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Golden Hurricane have one of the worst offenses in college football. Tulsa hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 91.5 rushing yards per game, which has them at 120th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 183 rushing yards through 2 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Golden Hurricane average 309.5 yards per game overall ranking them 111th in D-1 and 11th in the American Athletic Conference. The Golden Hurricane are allowing 22 points per game which puts them at 7th in the American Athletic Conference and 55th in Division 1. When talking about points given up, they have given up 44 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 111.5 yards per game ranking them 43rd in Division 1 and 4th in the conference. For this season, they have given up a total of 223 yards rushing and 1 rushing TD. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are conceding 214 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Golden Hurricane are currently ranked 9th in the American Athletic Conference.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys -12.5
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