Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 10/21/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-2)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-2) are on their way to Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2023 where they will go up against the West Virginia Mountaineers (4-2). West Virginia opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The over/under is 50.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys head into this matchup 4-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cowboys faced the Kansas Jayhawks and notched a win by a score of 39-32. Alan Bowman went 28/41 with 336 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 153.2 and ended the contest with no picks. Ollie Gordon led the offense in rushing for the Cowboys with 29 carries for 168 yds (5.8 yds per carry). The Oklahoma State Cowboys ended up rushing 38 times and accrued 218 yards, earning them an average of 5.7 yards per carry. In all, they tallied 79 plays for 554 yards. Oklahoma State gave up 23 completions on 34 attempts for 410 yds, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. Against the rush, the Cowboys conceded 90 yards on 29 tries, which is 3.1 yds per run allowed.
The Cowboys have attained 2,340 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Oklahoma State has compiled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 5 times. Oklahoma State has recorded 119 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 32 infractions for 249 yards. As a unit they average 146.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 75th in the nation. In terms of scoring points, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 26.0 PPG.
The Cowboys are ranked 63rd in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 24.7 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 143.3 yards on the ground per contest this year. During the season, they have given up 860 yards via the ground game in 6 games. Regarding passing yards, the Cowboys have given up 1,497 yds which puts them in 75th in the nation. They have yielded 249.5 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.3%. For the season, they have allowed 392.8 yards per outing which puts them 89th in the nation. They have given up 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 6 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Mountaineers come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Mountaineers took a loss by a score of 41-39 against the Houston Cougars. Garrett Greene (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 391 yds on 20/38 passing while his QB rating was 151.2. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 10.3. CJ Donaldson carried the rock 17 times for 66 yards, walking away from the game with 3.9 yards per carry for West Virginia. West Virginia ran for 3.5 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 154 yards on 44 carries. The Mountaineers finished the contest with 545 yards while running 82 plays (6.6 yards per play). The Mountaineers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 77.8%, surrendering 253 yds on 21 out of 27 passing. West Virginia conceded 26 attempts on the ground for 140 yds (5.4 yds per carry).
The West Virginia Mountaineers hold an average of 380.3 yards per contest, ranking them 79th in Division 1. The West Virginia offense has 251 yds of penalties on 26 violations, which ranks 123rd in college football in terms of making mistakes. They maintain an average of 185.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,113 yards overall. They have thrown 3 interceptions while conceding 3 fumbles and they have obtained 124 1st downs. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Mountaineers are sitting 71st in the nation by scoring 28.5 points per contest. During the season to this point, the Mountaineers currently have a total of 1,169 yards via the pass as well as an average of 194.8 passing yards per contest, ranking them 105th in Division 1.
West Virginia has conceded a total of 714 yards on the ground (119.0 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have allowed 12 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 226.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 68th in college football. Their defense has compiled 0 fumbles recovered and 5 picks on the season. The Mountaineers defense has been on the field for 394 plays, ranking them 33rd in the nation. The Mountaineers are giving up 22.7 points per contest, which has them 48th in D-1. This season, they have allowed 136 points.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -2
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