Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-14)
The Iowa State Cyclones (3-3) are hitting the road to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Texas Longhorns (4-2). Iowa State opens this contest as 14-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 49.5.
The Iowa State Cyclones head into this matchup 3-3 this season. In their last game, the Cyclones faced the Kansas State Wildcats and went home with a loss by a final score of 10-9. Jirehl Brock was the best rusher for the Cyclones with 13 attempts for 33 yards (2.5 yds per carry). Hunter Dekkers finished 22/38 with 198 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 101.7 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Against the rush, the Cyclones conceded 131 yds on 38 tries, which is an average of 3.4 yds per rush allowed. Iowa State conceded 13 pass completions on 20 tries for 257 yds, and a completion rate of 65.0%. On the day, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 276 yds. The Iowa State Cyclones ended up rushing 24 different times and accumulated 78 yards, earning them an average of 3.3 yds per attempt.
In terms of scoring points, the Iowa State Cyclones hold an average of 23.2 PPG. Offensively they're holding an average of 106.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 116th in D-1. The Cyclones have earned 2,184 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Iowa State has totaled 11 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. Iowa State has recorded 119 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 34 penalties for 296 yds. They have turned the football over 9 times.
The Cyclones rank 8th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 13.7 points per contest. They are giving up 3.0 yards per rush and 91.0 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. During this campaign, they have allowed 546 rushing yards through 6 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Cyclones are conceding 1,119 yds which puts them in 33rd in D-1. They have given up 186.5 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 56.7%. For the year, they have yielded 277.5 yards/outing which puts them 11th in Division 1. They have yielded 6 touchdowns by air as well as 4 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Longhorns come into this game with a record of 4-2 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Longhorns took home the win by a final score of 49-0 when they played the Oklahoma Sooners. Quinn Ewers (4 touchdowns) finished the contest with 289 yds on 21/31 passing while his quarterback rating was 182.2. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.3. Bijan Robinson carried the football 22 times for 130 yards, finishing the contest with 5.9 yds per carry for Texas. The Longhorns finished the game with 585 yds on 81 plays (7.2 yds per play). Texas rushed the ball for 5.9 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 296 yards on 50 carries. Texas surrendered 42 attempts on the ground for 156 yds (3.7 yards per carry). The Longhorns pass defense allowed a completion rate of 52.9%, surrendering 39 yds on 9 out of 17 through the air.
Concerning their ability to score points, the Longhorns are 20th in the country by tallying 38.8 points per contest. During this campaign to this point, the Longhorns have thrown for 1,604 yards through the air along with holding an average of 267.3 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 39th in D-1. The Texas Longhorns maintain an average of 445.3 yards/game, which is good for 35th in Division 1. The Texas offense has compiled 259 penalty yards on 33 violations, which is good for 84th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Texas has yielded a total of 757 yards rushing (126.2 yards/game) in addition to 7 touchdowns rushing this year. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 212.0 yards/game, which has them in 49th in Division 1. The Longhorns defense has been on the field for 447 plays, which ranks 117th in D-1. The Longhorns are surrendering 17.8 points per game, which has them sitting 22nd in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have given up 107 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Longhorns -14
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