TCU vs. Oklahoma State - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-2) at TCU Horned Frogs (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and TCU Horned Frogs clash Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium on FS1.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to build on their six-game winning streak to remain in the Big 12 title race. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won seven of their last eight road games. Mason Rudolph is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,384 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rudolph has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. James Washington and Jalen McCleskey have combined for 1,852 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Jhajuan Seales has 31 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 148.1 yards per contest, and Justice Hill leads the way with 789 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 29.3 points and 451.2 yards per game. Jordan Sterns leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 68 tackles, Vincent Taylor has 5.5 sacks and Ramon Richards has three interceptions.
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The TCU Horned Frogs look for a big home victory to become bowl eligible for a third straight season. The TCU Horned Frogs have three victories over ranked teams since the start of last season. Kenny Hill is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,694 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Hill has one or less touchdown passes in four straight games. Taj Williams and John Diarse have combined for 1,023 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Kyle Hicks has 33 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 196 yards per contest, and Hicks leads the way with 789 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 29.2 points and 410.2 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the TCU Horned Frogs with 100 tackles, Josh Carraway has 6.5 sacks and Nick Orr has four interceptions.
The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. The Horned Frogs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Even with TCU having an extra week to prepare, I'm not sure why the Horned Frogs are the favorites here. TCU hasn't been impressive this season and hasn't been consistent enough offensively that makes me think it can keep up with Oklahoma State. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are the real deal and have had success on the road already. Any time you can get the better team and the points, you take it. That's why OK State is my pick for this contest.