No. 11 Oklahoma State Looks to Tame Texas in Lone Star State in Week 8 Big 12 Battle
The 11th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to extend their winning ways and tame the Texas Longhorns when they square off in the Lone Star state in their Week 8 Big 12 battle on Saturday. Texas will host Oklahoma State at 3:30 PM ET at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with this matchup airing live on ABC.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Vs Texas Longhorns Expert Pick
No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-1) at Texas Longhorns (3-3)
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:33 PM ET
Where: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Odds: Oklahoma State -7
Why Bet the Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds at -7
The Cowboys have won two straight since losing to TCU three weeks ago and come into this contest off an emphatic 59-16 blowout over Baylor as Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Mason Rudolph passed for 459 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Running back Justice Hill rushed for 117 yards and one score on 14 carries and the Cowboys rushed for five touchdowns altogether in the blowout win. The Cowboys average a fantastic 48.8 points per game to rank second nationally ins coring while allowing 24.3 points per game defensively (56th).
Why Bet the Texas Longhorns Odds at +7
The Texas Longhorns put up a good effort but ended up losing to Oklahoma 29-24 last weekend although they covered the college football betting line as 9-point home underdogs just as I predicted. Blossoming quarterback Sam Ehlinger passes for 278 yards and one touchdown in the win while adding 106 rushing yards and another score on the ground. Ehlinger has tossed at least one touchdown pass in all four of the games he’s appeared in this season. The Longhorns average 33.7 points per game (41st) and allowing 24.7 points per contest defensively (58th).
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While I’ve been really impressed with Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and think he’s got quite a future for the Longhorns, right now, Texas just won’t be able to keep up with Mason Rudolph and the absolutely explosive Oklahoma State Cowboys in this contest. The Cowboys are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. While Texas has gone an encouraging 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, Oklahoma State is a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings against the Longhorns overall. I like Rudolph and the Cowboys to cover the chalk people!
Pick: Oklahoma State -7