Arizona State Sun Devils vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-12)
Boone Pickens Stadium is where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-0) will try to beat the Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0) on Saturday. Arizona State opens this game as 12-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 54.5.
The Arizona State Sun Devils head into this matchup 1-0 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Sun Devils played the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and earned the victory with a final of 40-3. Xazavian Valladay led the offense in rushing for the Sun Devils with 15 attempts for 116 yds (7.7 yards per carry). Emory Jones finished 13/18 with 152 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 143.2 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Sun Devils conceded 23 yds on 23 tries, which calculates to 1.0 yards per rush allowed. Arizona State relinquished 20 pass completions on 30 tries for a total of 97 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. In all, they ran 67 plays which converted into 419 yds. The Arizona State Sun Devils ended up rushing 49 times and accumulated 267 yds, earning them an average of 5.4 yards per carry.
The Sun Devils tallied 5,065 yards in total for the prior season. Arizona State compiled 12 touchdowns through the air and 34 touchdowns via the ground. They gave the ball to the opposition 22 different times. Arizona State accounted for 260 1st downs offensively, and they were flagged for 113 penalties for 1015 yards. Offensively they had an average of 194.9 yds on the ground, which was 32nd in Division 1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Arizona State Sun Devils were sitting at 28.4 points per contest.
Regarding passing yards, the Sun Devils conceded 2,532 yds which had them sitting in 23rd in the nation. Over the course of their 13 games played last year, they allowed 194.8 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.9%. They allowed 327.7 yards/game which ranked them 13th in the nation. They gave up 13 passing touchdowns and 18 running touchdowns. They gave up 3.7 yards per tote and 132.8 rushing yards per game last season. In total, they allowed 1,726 rushing yards through 13 games. The Sun Devils sat in 22nd in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 20.8 PPG.
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The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cowboys took home the win by a final score of 58-44 against the Central Michigan Chippewas. Spencer Sanders (4 TDs) finished the game with 406 yds on 28/41 through the air while his QB rate was 183.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.9. Dominic Richardson ran the ball 9 times for 61 yds, ending the game with 6.8 yds per carry for Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State ran for 3.9 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 125 yards on 32 carries. The Cowboys finished the contest with a total of 531 yards while they ran 73 plays (7.3 yds per play). The Cowboys pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 73.5%, relinquishing 424 yards on 36 for 49 through the air. Oklahoma State relinquished 39 attempts on the ground for 122 yds (3.1 yards per rush).
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Cowboys ranked 46th in D-1 with a maintained average of 31.1 points per outing. Last season, the Cowboys had a total of 3,247 passing yards together with an average of 231.9 passing yards per contest, ranking them 67th in D-1. The Oklahoma State Cowboys maintained an average of 417.7 yards per outing, which ranked them 55th in D-1. The Oklahoma State offense compiled 781 penalty yds on 84 infractions, which ranked them 48th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
The Cowboys surrendered 18.1 points per game, which had them sitting 9th in the country. Oklahoma State allowed a total of 1,226 yards rushing (87.6 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns rushing last season. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 253 points in total. They surrendered 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 210.2 yards/outing, which had them sitting 36th in college football. The Cowboys defense took the field for 909 plays, which had them sitting 94th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +12
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