Oklahoma at UCLA NCAA Football Game Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners are headed to Rose Bowl on Saturday where they'll take on the UCLA Bruins. Oklahoma opens this matchup as 11.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 68.5. The Sooners are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-0-1 when betting on the total. The Bruins are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-2-0 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
08/31/19 RB T.J. Pledger Hand is out indefinitely
08/08/19 CB Tre Norwood Knee is out for season
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
09/08/19 LB Keisean Lucier-South Academics is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
09/08/19 WR Theo Howard Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
09/07/19 RB Kazmeir Allen Academics is out indefinitely
08/25/19 LB Bo Calvert Suspension is out indefinitely
08/08/19 LB Tyree Thompson Leg is out indefinitely
In their last contest, the Oklahoma Sooners played the South Dakota Coyotes and added a win to their record by a score of 70-14. Rhamondre Stevenson paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 75 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 104 yards on 6 carries which meant he averaged 17.3 yards per carry. CeeDee Lamb was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 144 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 24.0 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 14/18 with 259 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. The Oklahoma Sooners ran the ball a total of 39 times and racked up a total of 310 yards which gave them an average of 7.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Sooners earned 28 1st downs and they had 12 penalties for 96 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the day, they ran 69 plays for a total of 733 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oklahoma conceded 29 completions on 38 tries totaling 269 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.3%. In the running game, the Sooners conceded 79 yards on 25 carries which gave the opponent an average of 3.2 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 348 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Sooners come into this game with a record of 2-0 this season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 1st in the Big 12 and 1st in the country with 1,419 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 59.5 points per contest, which has them at 4th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 332 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the Big 12. The Sooners have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 22.5 points per game putting them 6th in the Big 12 Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Sooners have conceded 755 yards. Opponents are completing 66.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. In terms of yards rushing, Oklahoma is giving up 160 yards per game which has them at 7th in the conference and 89th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per carry putting them 9th in the Big 12 and 108th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 320 yards rushing through 2 contests.
In their last contest, the UCLA Bruins went up against the San Diego State Aztecs and left there with a loss by a score of 23-14. Leading the way at QB for the Bruins was Dorian Thompson-Robinson who went 24/35 with 199 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Joshua Kelley led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 53 yards on 15 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per run. Devin Asiasi led the team in receiving yardage by earning 43 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 10.8 yards per reception during the game. The UCLA Bruins ran the ball 32 times and generated 62 yards giving them an average of 1.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they totaled 67 plays which gave them a total of 261 yards. Overall, the Bruins racked up 16 1st downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 52 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, UCLA gave up 23 catches on 31 tries totaling 293 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.2%. On the ground, the Bruins gave up 80 yards on 47 tries which gave the opponent an average of 1.7 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 373 yards and forced 0 takeaways.
The Bruins head into this game 0-2. UCLA hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 62 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 127th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 124 rushing yards through 2 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Bruins average 239.5 yards per contest overall ranking them 128th in the nation and 12th in the conference. The Bruins are conceding 23.5 points per game ranking them 8th in the Pac-12 Conference and 63rd in college football. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are conceding 267.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bruins are ranked 9th in the Pac-12 Conference. In regard to points given up, they have given up 47 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 127.5 yards per game ranking them 61st in the country and 6th in the Pac-12. For this year, they have given up a total of 255 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bruins +11.5
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