Baylor vs. Rice - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rice Owls (2-1) at Baylor Bears (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm (McLane Stadium)
The Line: Baylor Bears -33 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Rice Owls and Baylor Bears square off Saturday afternoon at McLane Stadium.
The Rice Owls look for a major upset as they end their three-game road trip. Driphus Jackson is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 635 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Jackson has thrown a touchdown pass in six straight games. Dennis Parks and Zach Wright have combined for more than 330 yards and three touchdowns while Darik Dillard has four receptions. The Rice Owls ground game is averaging 272.6 yards per contest, and Samuel Stewart leads the way with 199 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Rice is allowing 27.3 points and 346.7 yards per game. J.T. Ibe leads the Owls with 14 tackles, Derek Brown has two sacks and Zach Espinosa has two interceptions.
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The Baylor Bears look to remain unbeaten and are coming off a bye week. Seth Russell is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 718 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Russell has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Corey Coleman and Jay Lee have combined for more than 540 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while KD Cannon has five receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 356 yards per contest, and Shock Linwood leads the way with 205 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 26 points and 354.5 yards per game. Grant Campbell leads the Bears with 16 tackles, Shawn Oakman has a sack and Tion Wright has an interception. Taylor Young is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Owls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 24-6 ATS in their last 30 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
While the Owls are improving as a program and were able to hang with Texas on the road, Baylor at home is a whole ifferent animal. You see the Bears ATS record at home. Baylor has covered 24 of its last 30 home games. Hard to bet against that. I'm taking Baylor to blow Rice out.