Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Longhorns - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (1-5) at Texas Longhorns (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -14 -- Over/Under: 68 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to play the Texas Longhorns in a BIG 12 college football game on Saturday.
The Texas Longhorns are 2-3 (0-2) this season after losing to Oklahoma in their last game by a score of 45-40. Texas was able to keep this game close, but their horrible defense let them down once again. The Texas offense is averaging 41 points per game with 244.8 rushing yards and 254 passing yards per game. Shane Buechele is completing 62.6% of his passes for 1204 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Texas. D’Onta Foreman has rushed for 595 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Longhorns. John Burt has caught 16 passes for 197 yards and 1 touchdown, while Jacorey Warrick has caught 14 passes for 181 yards and 2 scores for Texas. The Texas defense is giving up 39.6 points per game with 179.4 rushing yards and 297.8 passing yards per game. Anthony Wheeler has led the Longhorns defense with 44 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Breckyn Hager has added 29 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Trent Domingue has gone 7-10 on field goals for Texas, with a long of 43 yards.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are 1-5 (0-3) this season after losing to Oklahoma State by a score of 38-31 in their last game. Iowa State blew another double-digit lead in this game, after doing it the previous week against Baylor. The Iowa State offense is averaging 26.7 points per game with 145.2 rushing yards and 249.7 passing yards per game. Joel Lanning is completing 59.8% of his passes for 1056 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Iowa State. Mike Warren has rushed for 436 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Joel Lanning has rushed for 191 yards and 3 scores for the Cyclones. Allen Lazard has caught 27 passes for 383 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Trever Ryen has caught 24 passes for 283 yards and 2 touchdowns for Iowa State. The Iowa State defense is giving up 33.5 points per game with 235.5 rushing yards and 218 passing yards per game. Reggan Northrup has led the Iowa State defense with 39 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Kamari Cotton-Moya has added 36 tackles and 1 interception. Cole Netten has gone 5-5 on field goals, with a long of 49 yards.
Iowa State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The over is 4-0 in Iowa State’s last 4 games. Texas is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 games for Texas. The road team is 7-3 ATS in these teams last 10 meetings.
Iowa State has played very well against the spread in their last few conference games and will play a Texas team that hasn’t played any defense. Texas has a high-powered offense, but their defense hasn’t stepped up yet this season. Iowa State has been close to winning a couple of games this year and I think they will give Texas all they can handle in this game. I like Iowa State here.