Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. UTSA Roadrunners CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/13/14
UTSA Roadrunners (1-1) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners and Oklahoma State Cowboys will clash Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners are a solid 1-1 after upsetting Houston and nearly knocking off Arizona. UTSA gets a lot of its success from a defense that has 11 tackles for loss and is allowing just 331 yards a game and just 4.4 yards per play. We’re talking about a Roadrunners defense that held the Arizona Wildcats to just six second half points. Jason Neill leads UTSA with three tackles for loss and Nic Johnston has 15 tackles overall. Offensively, Texas-San Antonio still has a ways to go as Tucker Carter is a shaky quarterback despite his 64.9 completion percentage and nobody besides David Glasco II is getting the job done on the ground, as he leads the Roadrunners with 116 rushing yards. If UTSA can get a little more production out of its offense, this will be a team to watch out for the rest of the way.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys bounced back from their close loss to Florida State with a victory over the Missouri State Bears. The Cowboys are what they are every season, an offensive juggernaut that can hit you in many different ways. Receivers Brandon Shepard and David Glidden have both topped 100 receiving yards already, while Tyreek Hill leads the ground game with 106 rushing yards on just 16 carries. The problem is that quarterback J.W. Walsh has a broken leg, which means that inexperienced Daxx Garman is now the leader of this explosive offense. Garman threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns in his first game. Defensively, the Oklahoma State Cowboys allow 425 yards per game and 6.3 yards per play. Jimmy Bean leads the Cowboys with 3.5 tackles for loss and Ryan Simmons has 14 overall tackles.
The Roadrunners are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in September. The Cowboys are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Even with the injury for Oklahoma State, I think we're going to get a depressed UTSA team that had a real chance to upset Arizona. It's tough to bounce back from such a heartbreaking loss, go on the road and keep things interesting against another team that is lightyears better than you.
Give me OK State by two touchdowns.