Oklahoma State vs. Central Michigan - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (1-0) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -21 -- Over/Under: 61 See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Saturday afternoon at the Boone Pickens Stadium on FS1.
The Central Michigan Chippewas look for a quick 2-0 start after crushing the Presbyterian College Blue Hose opening week. Cooper Rush is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 237 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Rush has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Mark Chapman and Jesse Kroll have combined for 113 receiving yards on eight receptions while Corey Willis has two receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 255 yards per contest, and Devon Spalding leads the way with 135 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing three points and 126 yards per game. Nathan Ricketts leads the Chippewas with six tackles, Mike Danna has one sack and Amari Coleman has one interception.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys look for another win after steamrolling the Southeastern Louisiana Lions last week. Mason Rudolph is completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Rudolph has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Jhajuan Seales and James Washington have combined for 95 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jalen McCleskey has four receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 142 yards per contest, and Jeff Carr leads the way with 42 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing seven points and 203 yards per game. Justin Phillips leads the Cowboys with six tackles, Jarrell Owens has one sack and Bryce Balous has one pass deflection.
The Chippewas are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Cowboys are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Central Michigan has an experienced quarterback and has been able to hang with good teams as of late. The Chippewas played with Minnesota in the bowl game and lost to Michigan State on the road by just two points. CMU won't be scared in this game even if it's going to lose.
I like OK State and it's talent, but the Chippewas are capable of keeping it within the number.