TCU vs Oklahoma State NCAA Football Game Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Boone Pickens Stadium
Boone Pickens Stadium is the venue where Spencer Sanders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday. TCU opens this matchup as 5-point underdogs. The Horned Frogs are 3-4-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the TCU Horned Frogs played the Texas Longhorns and ended up getting the win by a score of 37-27. Running the show from under center for the Horned Frogs was Max Duggan who went 19/27 with 273 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick in the game. Max Duggan led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He ran for 72 yards via 13 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Taye Barber led the team in receiving yardage by earning 94 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 18.8 yards per reception during the game. The Horned Frogs ran the football 41 times and earned a total of 162 yards giving them an average of 4.0 yards per rush. For the game, the Horned Frogs had a total of 22 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 46 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they totaled 68 plays for 435 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, TCU allowed 22 catches on 48 throws totaling 321 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.8%. For the game, they allowed 447 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Horned Frogs allowed 126 yards on 31 runs which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed.
The Horned Frogs come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 in 2019. For total yardage, they sit in 8th in the conference and 72nd in the country with 3,084 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 34.3 points per contest, which has them at 33rd in the country. As a team, they are averaging 228.4 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 25 points per contest putting them 5th in the Big 12 Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Horned Frogs have allowed 1,485 yards. Teams are completing 52.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.5 yards per try. When it comes to yards on the ground, TCU is giving up 106.3 yards per contest which has them at 1st in the conference and 16th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush ranking them 1st in the Big 12 Conference and 25th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 744 yards rushing through 7 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Oklahoma State Cowboys played the Iowa State Cyclones and earned the win by a score of 34-27. Chuba Hubbard paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 65 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He rushed for a total of 116 yards on 22 carries which gave him an average of 5.3 yards per tote. Tylan Wallace led the team in receiving yardage by earning 131 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 16.4 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Spencer Sanders who went 16/24 with 249 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The Cowboys ran the football 31 times and totaled 153 yards which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 55 plays for 402 yards. Overall, the Cowboys racked up 14 first downs and they had a total of 2 infractions for 23 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. On the defensive side of the ball, Oklahoma State allowed 39 catches on 62 throws totaling 382 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.9%. In the running game, the Cowboys allowed 86 yards on 25 carries which is an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 468 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Cowboys head into this matchup 5-3. Oklahoma State has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 263.5 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 5th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,108 yards rushing through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Cowboys average 505.1 yards per contest overall putting them 8th in Division 1 and 2nd in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys are allowing 29.6 points per contest ranking them 7th in the Big 12 Conference and 87th in college football. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 237 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 162.6 yards per contest which puts them at 74th in D-1 and 6th in the Big 12. For this season, they have conceded 1,301 yards rushing and 12 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in Division 1. They are allowing 274.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cowboys are currently ranked 8th in the Big 12 Conference.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -5
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