BYU Cougars vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-17)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-3) will try to defeat the BYU Cougars (5-6) at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Oklahoma State opens this matchup as 17-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5.
The BYU Cougars head into this matchup 5-6 for this season. In their last game, the Cougars played the Oklahoma Sooners and took a loss by a score of 31-24. Aidan Robbins was the best rusher for the Cougars with 22 carries for 182 yds (8.3 yds per carry). Jake Retzlaff went 15/26 with 173 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 131.3 and ended the contest with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Cougars conceded 144 yards on 34 tries, which averages out to 4.2 yards per run allowed. BYU gave up 18 pass completions on 30 tries for 224 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 64 plays which gave them 390 yds. The BYU Cougars ended up rushing 38 different times and compiled 217 yds, which had them averaging 5.7 yds per attempt.
The Cougars have racked up 3,390 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, BYU has earned 17 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 times. BYU has compiled 187 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 58 penalties for 475 yds. As a unit they have an average of 102.0 yards on the ground ranking them 119th in the nation. In terms of getting in the endzone, the BYU Cougars have an average of 22.1 points per game.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Cougars are allowing 2,559 yds which has them sitting in 76th in the nation. They have yielded 232.6 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 60.7%. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 409.9 yards per outing which ranks them 105th in college football. They have yielded 21 touchdowns by air as well as 13 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per running attempt and 177.3 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. For the season, they have conceded 1,950 yards via the running game in 11 games. The Cougars rank 98th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 28.9 PPG.
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The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 8-3 for this year. For their last game, the Cowboys took home the win by a final score of 43-30 when they faced the Houston Cougars. Alan Bowman (2 TDs) finished the contest with 348 yds on 29/43 passing while his QB rate was 146.1. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 8.1. Ollie Gordon carried the ball 25 times for 164 yds, finishing the game with 6.6 yards per carry for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys finished the game with a total of 501 yards while they ran 78 plays (6.4 yds per play). Oklahoma State rushed the ball for 4.4 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 153 yards on 35 carries. Oklahoma State gave up 28 rush attempts for 130 yards (4.6 yards per rush). The Cowboys secondary conceded a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 263 yards on 18 for 30 through the air.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Cowboys currently sit 53rd in the nation averaging 29.3 points per outing. The Oklahoma State Cowboys hold an average of 426.5 yards/outing, which is good for 38th in Division 1. The Oklahoma State offense has racked up 471 penalty yds on 57 infractions, which ranks 97th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 11 picks while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 233 first downs. For the season to this point, the Cowboys have thrown for a total of 2,864 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 260.4 passing yards per game, ranking them 42nd in the country. They have an average of 166.1 run yards per game and have run for 1,827 yards for the year.
The Cowboys are conceding 26.7 PPG, which has them 73rd in Division 1. Oklahoma State has conceded a total of 1,934 rushing yards (175.8 yards per outing) as well as 15 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. This season, they have conceded 294 pts. They have conceded 23 touchdowns through the air in addition to 256.1 yards/game, which has them ranked 117th in D-1. The Cowboys defense has taken the field for 739 plays, which ranks 74th in the country. Their defense has earned 7 fumbles and 11 picks for the season.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys -17
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