Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-5.5)
DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium is the location where the Texas Longhorns (4-2) will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0) on Saturday. Oklahoma State is 5.5-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 60.5.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys head into this matchup 5-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cowboys played against the Baylor Bears and notched a win by a score of 24-14. Spencer Sanders connected on 13/23 with 182 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 111.3 and finished the game with 3 picks. Jaylen Warren was the leader on the ground for the Cowboys with 36 carries for 125 yds (3.5 yds per attempt). When all was said and done, they tallied 82 plays which totaled 401 yds. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ran the ball a total of 59 times and accumulated 219 yds, earning them an average of 3.7 yds per carry. Against the run, the Cowboys conceded 107 yards on 29 attempts, which averages out to 3.7 yds per rush surrendered. Oklahoma State gave up 13 pass completions on 27 tries for 173 yds, and a completion rate of 48.1%.
The Cowboys have racked up 1,892 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Oklahoma State has totaled 6 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 8 different times. Oklahoma State has amassed 99 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 36 infractions for 317 yds. As a team they're averaging 159.2 yards in the run game which is 75th in D-1. Regarding scoring, the Oklahoma State Cowboys hold an average of 25.4 points per contest.
The Cowboys are sitting in 36th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 18.6 PPG. The opposition is running for 2.8 yards per rush on the ground and 91.0 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have conceded 455 rushing yards through 5 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have given up 1,071 yds which ranks them 40th in the nation. They have yielded 214.2 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 55.4%. During the season, they are allowing 305.2 yards per game which has them ranked 31st in D-1. They have yielded 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Longhorns come into this game with a record of 4-2 for this season. When they last played, the Longhorns walked away with a loss by a score of 55-48 against the Oklahoma Sooners. Casey Thompson (5 touchdowns) finished the contest with 388 yards on 20/34 through the air while his quarterback rating was 203.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.4. Bijan Robinson ran the football 20 times for 137 yds, finishing the game with 6.9 yards per carry for Texas. Texas rushed for 4.7 yards per attempt, totaling 128 yards on 27 attempts. The Longhorns finished the contest with a total of 516 yds while running 61 plays (8.5 yds per play). The Longhorns passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.0%, surrendering 323 yards on 24 out of 40 passing. Texas gave up 41 running attempts for 339 yards (8.3 yds per rush).
In terms of this team's ability to score points, the Longhorns sit 5th in the nation by scoring 44.5 PPG. During the season thus far, the Longhorns have earned 1,409 yards through the air as well as an average of 234.8 passing yards per contest, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Texas Longhorns have an average of 480.2 yards per outing, which has them sitting 18th in the nation. The Texas offense has 252 penalty yards on 33 infractions, which ranks 81st in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
The Longhorns are surrendering 29.2 PPG, ranking them 107th in Division 1. Texas has allowed the opposition a total of 1,201 yards rushing (200.2 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. This season, they have given up 175 points in total. They have given up 7 touchdowns through the air and 240.8 yards/outing, which puts them in 97th in the country. The Longhorns defense has been on the field for 408 plays, which has them ranked 95th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys +5.5
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