25 October, 2023
On Saturday, October 28, 2023, the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-5) will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2) at Boone Pickens Stadium. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma State as 7.5-point favorites. The predetermined betting total is 53 at our live college football odds.
The Cincinnati Bearcats enter this contest with a 2-5 record. The Baylor Bears were the opponents for the Bearcats’ most recent game, which they lost 32-29. Emory Jones completed 19 of 30 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the game with a quarterback rate of 130.7 and no interceptions. For the Bearcats’ rushing offense, Corey Kiner had a team-high 15 carries for 129 yards (8.6 yards per attempt). In the end, they had 74 plays for a total of 450 yards. The Cincinnati Bearcats ultimately ran 43 times for a total of 288 yards, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. The Bearcats struggled to stop the rush, giving up 80 yards on 28 attempts, or 2.9 yards per attempt. Cincinnati gave up 25 pass completions on 42 attempts for 316 yards, resulting in a 59.5% completion rate.
The Cincinnati Bearcats have a 27.0 PPG average in terms of scoring. They rank tenth in Division 1 in team rushing average with 214.9 yards per carry. This season, the Bearcats have accumulated 3,114 yards in total. Cincinnati has amassed 14 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns in terms of putting the ball in the end zone. As a team, Cincinnati has accumulated 163 first downs and been penalized 43 times for 395 yards. They have mishandled the ball 11 times in total.
The Bearcats are 83rd in Division One in terms of yards gained through the pass with a total of 1,697 yards allowed. They give up a completion percentage of 55.4% while also surrendering 242.4 passing yards per game. They are currently allowing 343.1 yards per game overall, which places them 47th in college football. In addition to 6 touchdowns on the ground, they have scored 13 touchdowns through the air. During the current season, opposing teams are averaging 100.7 rushing yards per game and 3.2 yards per attempt. Through 7 games this season, they have given up 705 rushing yards. The Bearcats allow 26.0 PPG to their opponents, which ranks them 75th in Division 1 in scoring defense.
The Cowboys enter the game with a 5-2 record so far this season. The Cowboys defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 48-34 the last time they were on the field, and they did so in a game. Alan Bowman (2 touchdowns) completed 24 of 36 passes for 210 yards, good for a quarterback efficiency of 128.4. His interception rate was 1, and he averaged 5.8 yards per attempt. With 29 carries for 282 yards, Ollie Gordon finished the game averaging 9.7 yards per attempt for Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State eventually averaged 8.5 yards per attempt while gaining 281 yards on 33 attempts to win the game. The Cowboys gained 491 yards overall on 69 plays for an average of 7.1 yards per play to win the game. The Cowboys’ pass defense allowed 249 yards on 15 of 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.0%. 44 run attempts for 226 yards (5.1 yards per rush) were given up by Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys score 29.1 points per game, which puts them 66th in D-1 in terms of scoring ability. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are ranked 58th in D-1 with an average of 404.4 yards per game. In terms of harming your team, the Oklahoma State offense has accrued 314 yards in penalties across 39 infractions, which ranks 93rd in college football. They have been able to accumulate 140 first downs while losing 5 interceptions and 2 fumbles. The Cowboys are currently ranked 58th in Division 1 with a total of 1,671 passing yards and an average of 238.7 throwing yards per game over the course of the current season. They have carried the ball 1,160 total yards and average 165.7 rushing yards per game.
Throughout the course of the season, Oklahoma State has given up 1,086 total rushing yards (155.1 yards per game) and 8 rushing touchdowns. They rank 105th in college football because they allow 249.4 yards and 16 passing touchdowns per game. This year, they have accrued 3 fumbles and 7 interceptions. 472 plays have been taken by the Cowboys defense, which ranks 61st in Division 1. The Cowboys are currently ranked 76th in Division 1 due to their 26.0 points allowed per game. They have dropped 182 points this year.
Pick: Take Okie State. Buy it down to -6.5 if at all possible. If you use a modern online sportsbook it should be entirely possible. The Bearcats simply are playing terrible football right now. All of the trends support that Oklahoma State should get the win and cover here.