Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Texas Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+2.5)
Texas Memorial Stadium is the site where Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns (5-2) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (6-2) on Friday. Iowa State opens this game as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 61.
The last time they played, the Iowa State Cyclones took the field against the Kansas State Wildcats and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 45-0. Breece Hall led the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 33 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for this game. He ran for a total of 135 yards on 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.0 yards per tote. Xavier Hutchinson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 111 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 18.5 yards per catch in this game. Brock Purdy went 16/20 with 236 yards by way of passing and added 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks.
The Cyclones have earned 3,501 total yards for the season. As a unit they average 205.3 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 32nd in Division 1. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Iowa State has totaled 14 touchdowns via the pass and 22 rushing touchdowns. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Iowa State Cyclones are sitting at 34.4 PPG. When it comes to passing yardage, the Cyclones are giving up 1,838 yds which puts them in 102nd in college football. Overall, they have surrendered 335.5 yards per contest putting them at 36th in college football. The Cyclones sit in 42nd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 23.4 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.1 yards per rush on the ground and 105.8 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. During their 8 games played, they have yielded 229.8 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.1%. During this campaign, they have conceded 846 running yards through 8 games.
Brock Purdy has connected on 609 of his career 932 tosses for a completion percentage of 65.3%. He is throwing for 256.3 yds per contest. For his career, Purdy has thrown for 7,945 yards with 56 TD's and 22 picks. His QB rating is 152.1 with a touchdown percentage of 6.0% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 248 different times for a total of 810 yards.
In their last contest, the Texas Longhorns faced the West Virginia Mountaineers and notched a win by a score of 17-13. Bijan Robinson led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 54 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 113 yards on 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.4 yards per run. Jake Smith led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 59 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 19.7 yards per catch for the game. Sam Ehlinger went 15/31 with 184 yards by way of the pass and threw 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Longhorns sit 15th in the nation holding an average of 40.4 PPG. For the year thus far, the Longhorns have compiled 1,889 passing yards not to mention an average of 269.9 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 37th in D-1. They are averaging 167.3 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,171 yards for this season. The Texas Longhorns have an average of 437.1 yards/game which has them sitting 39th in college football. Texas has allowed a total of 830 yards rushing (118.6 yards per outing) in addition to 10 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. The Longhorns are giving up 29.7 points per game, which has them ranked 77th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 208 pts. They have given up 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 282.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 123rd in D-1.
In the 43 games in his college career, Sam Ehlinger has completed 876 of 1,404 tries for 10,704 yards. He averages 248.9 yds per contest through the air with a 143.7 QB rating. Ehlinger has passed for 90 touchdowns while tossing 27 picks in his career. He has rushed for 1,849 yards on 531 attempts. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 6.4% and his interception percentage is 1.9%.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cyclones +2.5
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