Central Michigan Chippewas vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 9/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-19)
Boone Pickens Stadium is where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-2 last year) will meet the Central Michigan Chippewas (9-4 last season) on Thursday. Oklahoma State opens this game as 19-point favorites. The over/under is 63.
The Central Michigan Chippewas finished the year having earned a 9-4 record. In their last contest, the Chippewas went up against the Washington State Cougars and notched a win by a score of 24-21. Lew Nichols led the offense in rushing for the Chippewas with 30 attempts for 138 yds (4.6 yds per carry). Daniel Richardson went 18/34 with 209 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 108.4 and finished the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Chippewas conceded 18 yards on 23 attempts, which averages out to 0.8 yards per run allowed. Central Michigan surrendered 20 completions on 42 attempts for a total of 222 yds, and a completion percentage of 47.6%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 73 plays for 338 yds. The Central Michigan Chippewas rushed the ball a total of 43 times and accrued 145 yards, which is an average of 3.4 yards per attempt.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Central Michigan Chippewas were sitting at 32.3 points per game. Offensively they maintained an average of 179.0 yds on the ground, which had them sitting 51st in Division 1. The Chippewas tallied 5,762 total yards for the previous season. Central Michigan totaled 31 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns on the ground. Central Michigan accrued 299 1st downs as a team, and they committed 79 penalties for 705 yards. They gave the ball to the opposition 14 different times.
When talking about yards through the air, the Chippewas allowed 3,375 yds which ranked them 114th in Division 1. In their 13 games played last year, they gave up 259.6 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.0%. They allowed 382.5 yards/contest which ranked them 68th in the country. They conceded 22 touchdowns via the pass and 18 running touchdowns. They allowed teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per tote and 122.9 rushing yards per contest throughout last year. In total, they conceded 1,598 rushing yards through 13 games. The Chippewas were ranked 59th in D-1 regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 25.8 PPG.
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The Cowboys ended the year holding a 11-2 record. When they last stepped on the field, the Cowboys went home victorious with a score of 37-35 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Spencer Sanders (4 TDs) ended the contest with 371 yds on 34/51 passing while his quarterback rate was 153.7. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.3. Spencer Sanders ran the ball 17 times for 125 yards, walking away from the game with 7.4 yds per carry for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys finished the game with a total of 605 yards and they ran 95 plays (6.4 yds per play). Oklahoma State rushed for 5.3 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 234 yds on 44 attempts. Oklahoma State allowed 21 rushing attempts for 42 yds (2.0 yards per rush). The Cowboys pass defense gave up a completion rate of 55.9%, surrendering 509 yds on 38 for 68 through the air.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys averaged 402.9 yards/game, which had them ranked 66th in D-1. The Oklahoma State offense had 736 yards of penalties on 81 infractions, which was good for 57th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. For the prior season, the Cowboys threw for a total of 2,876 passing yards as well as averaging 221.2 passing yards per game, which was ranked 77th in the country. Regarding their ability to score points, the Cowboys ranked 49th in Division 1 holding an average of 30.6 points per contest.
The Cowboys conceded 16.8 points per contest, ranking them 5th in the country. Oklahoma State conceded a total of 1,160 yards via the ground game (89.2 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns via the rush last season. Last year, they relinquished 218 points in total. They surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass and 184.4 yards/game, which had them ranked 10th in the country. The Cowboys defense took part in 820 plays, which had them sitting 37th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chippewas +19
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