Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Cyclones (-5)
The Texas Longhorns (4-4) are headed to Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Iowa State Cyclones (5-3). Iowa State opens as 5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 60.5.
The Texas Longhorns come into this game with a record of 4-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Longhorns faced the Baylor Bears and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-24. Casey Thompson went 23/38 with 280 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 134.5 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Bijan Robinson was the leader on the ground for the Longhorns with 17 attempts for 43 yards (2.5 yards per carry). The Texas Longhorns ended up running the ball 29 times and tallied 102 yds, earning them an average of 3.5 yards per tote. For the game, they ran 67 plays which totaled 382 yards. Texas relinquished 19 pass completions on 32 attempts for 228 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.4%. On the ground, the Longhorns conceded 202 yards on 39 tries, which is 5.2 yds per run allowed.
The Longhorns have earned 3,580 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Texas has compiled 19 touchdowns through the air and 21 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 times. Texas has accrued 167 first downs, and they have committed 46 penalties for 362 yds. As a team they're averaging 214.0 yards rushing which is 18th in the country. When it comes to scoring, the Texas Longhorns have an average of 39.4 points per game.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Longhorns are giving up 1,851 yards which ranks them 79th in Division 1. They are allowing 231.4 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 67.4%. In total, they are allowing 434.3 yards/outing which ranks them 121st in the country. They have yielded 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 17 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per running attempt and 202.9 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,623 yards via the running game in 8 outings. The Longhorns are sitting in 104th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 29.8 PPG.
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The Cyclones step onto the field holding a record of 5-3 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cyclones took a loss by a score of 38-31 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Brock Purdy (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 185 yds on 16/27 through the air while his quarterback rating was 129.0. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.9. Breece Hall carried the ball 24 times for 167 yards, walking away from the game with 7.0 yards per carry for Iowa State. Iowa State ran the football for 7.0 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 239 yds on 34 attempts. The Cyclones finished the game with 424 yds while they ran 61 plays (7.0 yds per play). The Cyclones pass defense gave up a completion rate of 63.8%, relinquishing 370 yds on 30 out of 47 through the air. Iowa State surrendered 28 attempts on the ground for 124 yds (4.4 yds per rush).
The Iowa State Cyclones have an average of 428.3 yards/outing, which ranks them 45th in D-1. The Iowa State offense has totaled 277 yds of penalties on 36 violations, which has them ranked 114th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. For the year so far, the Cyclones have a total of 1,997 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 249.6 throwing yards per game, ranking them 49th in Division 1. When discussing how much they score, the Cyclones are 41st in the country with an average of 32.1 points per game.
Iowa State has yielded a total of 815 rushing yards (101.9 yards per contest) as well as 6 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 190.3 yards/outing, which puts them in 30th in the country. The Cyclones defense has taken part in 473 plays, which ranks 20th in the nation. The Cyclones are conceding 19.6 points per contest, which has them 35th in D-1. In total, they have conceded 157 points.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cyclones -5
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