Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-4)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0) are en route to Albertsons Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Boise State Broncos (1-1). Oklahoma State opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 57.5.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 this year. In their last matchup, the Cowboys played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and walked away with a win by a score of 28-23. Jaylen Warren was the leader on the ground for the Cowboys with 14 carries for 37 yds (2.6 yds per attempt). Spencer Sanders finished 15/26 with 173 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 131.3 and finished the game with 1 pick. Against the rush, the Cowboys conceded 125 yards on 38 attempts, which calculates to 3.3 yards per rush surrendered. Oklahoma State gave up 19 completions on 27 attempts for 224 yards, and a completion rate of 70.4%. When the final whistle blew, they had 66 plays which gave them 322 yds. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ended up running the ball 40 different times and accrued 149 yards, which came out to an average of 3.7 yds per attempt.
Concerning scoring, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are sitting at 25.5 points per contest. As a unit they hold an average of 101.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 95th in Division 1. The Cowboys have tallied 691 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Oklahoma State has earned 3 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. Oklahoma State has a total of 35 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 17 infractions for 138 yards.
The Cowboys rank 66th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 19.5 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.0 yards per rush and 113.5 yards on the ground per game on the year. Overall, they have conceded 227 running yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys are giving up 458 yards which ranks them 107th in Division 1. They have conceded 229.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.9%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 342.5 yards per game which has them sitting 94th in college football.
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The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 54-13 against the UTEP Miners. Tyler Crowe ran the football 7 times for 45 yds, ending the game with 6.4 yards per carry for Boise State. Hank Bachmeier (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 340 yds on 17/24 through the air while his quarterback rate was 217.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 14.2. Boise State relinquished 40 attempts on the ground for 104 yds (2.6 yds per carry). The Broncos passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 61.5%, relinquishing 232 yds on 16 out of 26 through the air. The Broncos finished the game with 461 yds while they ran 62 plays (7.4 yards per play). Boise State rushed for 3.3 yards per tote, totaling 121 yds on 37 attempts.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Broncos are ranking 21st in Division 1 maintaining an average of 42.5 PPG. For the season thus far, the Broncos have thrown for a total of 603 yards through the air along with an average of 301.5 passing yards per outing, putting them at 17th in D-1. The Boise State Broncos are averaging 372.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 61st in the country. The Boise State offense has accrued 152 penalty yds on 13 violations, which is 41st in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Broncos are allowing 24.5 points per game, which has them sitting 92nd in D-1. Boise State has yielded a total of 359 yards on the ground (179.5 yards per outing) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush this year. In total, they have allowed 49 points. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 275.0 yards per game, ranking them 131st in college football. The Broncos defense has taken the field for 151 plays, which ranks 131st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -4
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