Texas vs Iowa State College Football Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Jack Trice Stadium
Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones play the Texas Longhorns at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Iowa State opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The Longhorns are 4-5-0 ATS and 6-3-0 when betting on the total. The Cyclones are 4-4-1 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Texas Longhorns faced the Kansas State Wildcats and won 27-24. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Longhorns was Sam Ehlinger who went 22/29 with 263 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Keaontay Ingram paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 34 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the contest. He rushed for a total of 139 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 8.7 yards per run. Collin Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 110 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 15.7 yards per reception in the game. The Longhorns ran the ball 36 times and totaled 214 yards giving them an average of 5.9 yards per run. Overall, they ran 65 plays for a total of 477 yards. Overall, the Longhorns earned a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 85 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. When it comes to their defensive performance, Texas conceded 17 completions on 27 throws totaling 253 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 304 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Longhorns conceded 51 yards on 26 attempts which is an average of 2.0 yards per run allowed.
The Longhorns step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 this year. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 37.8 points per contest, which has them at 14th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 173.9 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the Big 12 Conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the Big 12 and 27th in the country with 4,298 yards. The Longhorns have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 30.7 points per game ranking them 8th in the Big 12 Conference. In regard to rushing yards, Texas is giving up 148 yards per game ranking them 5th in the Big 12 Conference and 54th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per carry putting them 7th in the conference and 70th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,332 rushing yards through 9 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Longhorns have conceded 2,733 yards. Teams are completing 63.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.3 yards per try.
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones went up against the Oklahoma Sooners and were beaten 42-41. Breece Hall paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 110 yards on 18 carries which gave him an average of 6.1 yards per tote. Tarique Milton led the team in receiving yardage by earning 67 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 33.5 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 19/30 with 282 yards through the air and tossed 5 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The Cyclones ran the ball 37 times and totaled 197 yards which earned them an average of 5.3 yards per run. In all, they totaled 68 plays for 479 yards. In the game, the Cyclones racked up a total of 26 first downs and they had 11 infractions for 84 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Iowa State allowed 18 completions on 26 tries for a total of 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.2%. On the ground, the Cyclones allowed 228 yards on 40 attempts which is an average of 5.7 yards per run allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 501 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Cyclones step onto the field holding a record of 5-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Cyclones have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Iowa State is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 156.7 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 76th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,410 yards rushing through 9 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Cyclones average 479.9 yards per game overall which has them at 15th in D-1 and 3rd in the conference. The Cyclones are conceding 25 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the Big 12 and 48th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are giving up 229.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cyclones are currently ranked 5th in the Big 12. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 225 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 130.7 yards per contest ranking them 32nd in college football and 3rd in the Big 12 Conference. This season, they have given up 1,176 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cyclones -6.5
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