Oklahoma State vs Iowa State NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Jack Trice Stadium
Jack Trice Stadium is the site where Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday. Iowa State opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The Cowboys are 5-2-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Cyclones are 3-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-1 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Oklahoma State Cowboys took on the Baylor Bears and lost 45-27. Chuba Hubbard paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 31 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 171 yards via 32 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.3 yards per run. Tylan Wallace was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 69 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 11.5 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Cowboys was Spencer Sanders who went 18/32 with 157 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Cowboys ended up rushing 50 times and totaled 281 yards which had them averaging 5.6 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Cowboys racked up a total of 27 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 92 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In all, they totaled 86 plays for 469 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oklahoma State conceded 13 catches on 17 throws totaling 312 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.5%. For the game, they conceded a total of 536 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Cowboys conceded 224 yards on 37 tries which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per run allowed.
The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 4-3 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 2nd in the Big 12 and 8th in Division 1 with 3,639 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38 points per contest, ranking them 16th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 279.3 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the Big 12. The Cowboys have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 30 points per contest putting them 7th in the Big 12. In discussing rushing yards, Oklahoma State is giving up 173.6 yards per game which has them at 6th in the Big 12 and 83rd in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per carry putting them 5th in the Big 12 Conference and 71st in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,215 yards rushing through 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have allowed 1,684 yards. Teams are completing 57.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.2 yards per attempt.
In their last contest, the Iowa State Cyclones took on the Texas Tech Red Raiders and earned the victory by a score of 34-24. Breece Hall led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 75 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He ran for a total of 183 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 9.6 yards per carry. Tarique Milton was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 98 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 24.5 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 23/32 with 378 yards passing and added 3 TD's. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Cyclones ended up running the ball 23 times and earned 186 yards which had them averaging 8.1 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 55 plays for 564 yards. Overall, the Cyclones totaled 21 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 51 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Iowa State gave up 40 catches on 52 throws totaling 239 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.9%. For the game, they conceded 407 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Against the run, the Cyclones gave up 168 yards on 34 carries which is an average of 4.9 yards per carry allowed.
The Cyclones head into this game 5-2. Iowa State has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 161 rushing yards per game, ranking them 70th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,127 rushing yards through 7 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Cyclones average 481.7 yards per contest overall putting them 16th in the country and 5th in the Big 12. The Cyclones are allowing 21.3 points per game ranking them 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 34th in the nation. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 149 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 113.6 yards per game which puts them at 27th in Division 1 and 2nd in the Big 12 Conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 795 yards rushing and 4.9 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are conceding 220.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cyclones are currently ranked 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys +7.5
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