Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-3.5)
The Baylor Bears (4-0) are on their way to Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0). Baylor opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 49.5.
The Baylor Bears head into this game 4-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bears faced the Iowa State Cyclones and earned the victory with a final of 31-29. Abram Smith was the rushing leader for the Bears with 10 carries for 47 yards (4.7 yards per attempt). Gerry Bohanon connected on 14/19 with 164 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 180.9 and ended the game with no interceptions. Against the run, the Bears gave up 216 yards on 40 tries, which is an average of 5.4 yds per run allowed. Baylor conceded 22 pass completions on 33 tries for a total of 263 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 50 plays which gave them a total of 285 yds. The Baylor Bears ended up running the ball 31 times and had 121 yards, earning them an average of 3.9 yds per attempt.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Baylor Bears are averaging 42.8 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 272.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 6th in college football. The Bears have tallied 1,964 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Baylor has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Baylor has amassed 99 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 28 penalties for 276 yards. They have turned the football over 4 different times.
The Bears are ranked 31st in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 15.8 points per game. They are allowing 4.2 yards per rush and 147.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 588 yards via the ground game in 4 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Bears have given up 596 yards which has them sitting in 28th in D-1. They are giving up 149.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 54.8%. For the season, they are surrendering 296.0 yards/outing ranking them 36th in college football. They have granted 3 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Cowboys come into this matchup with a record of 4-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cowboys went home victorious with a score of 31-20 against the Kansas State Wildcats. Jaylen Warren ran the football 27 times for 123 yds, ending the game with 4.6 yds per carry for Oklahoma State. Spencer Sanders (2 TDs) finished the game with 344 yds on 22/34 through the air while his QB rate was 169.1. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 10.1. Oklahoma State relinquished 25 running attempts for 62 yards (2.5 yds per carry). The Cowboys pass defense gave up a completion rate of 45.2%, surrendering 198 yds on 14 for 31 passing. The Cowboys ended up finishing with 481 yds on 77 plays (6.2 yards per play). Oklahoma State rushed for 3.2 yards per attempt, finishing with 137 yds on 43 attempts.
In relation to putting points on the board, the Cowboys are ranked 91st in the nation with 25.8 PPG. During the season to this point, the Cowboys have racked up 914 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 228.5 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 68th in Division 1. The Oklahoma State Cowboys average 372.8 yards per outing, ranking them 84th in the nation. The Oklahoma State offense has compiled 257 yds of penalties on 30 violations, which ranks them 24th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Cowboys are relinquishing 19.8 PPG, which has them ranked 57th in the nation. Oklahoma State has allowed the opposition a total of 348 rushing yards (87.0 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 79 points in total. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 224.5 yards/outing, ranking them 83rd in college football. The Cowboys defense has been on the field for 275 plays, which is 87th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys -3.5
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