Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN2, ABC
Over at Heinz Field on Saturday, September 16, the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Panthers will be meeting up in Week 3 college football action.
Oklahoma State enters this game with a 2-0 record so far. In Week 1, the Cowboys beat Tulsa 59-24 and in Week 2 Oklahoma State beat South Alabama 44-7. In that game, QB Mason Rudolph posted 335 yards and three touchdowns.
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So far this season for the Cowboys, Rudolph has 638 yards and six touchdowns with no picks. Justice Hill and JD King each have 159 rushing yards and a score, and James Washington leads the Oklahoma State receivers with 243 yards and three TDs on eight receptions.
Over on the Pittsburgh side, they’re sitting at 1-1 on the year following an opening win over Youngstown State and a Week 2 loss to Penn State 33-14. In that game, QB Max Browne struggled on 138 yards and two interceptions, while Quadree Ollison rushed 15 times for 96 yards.
On the year for the Panthers, Ollison has 187 yards with two touchdowns on 37 carries, while Jester Weah leads the receivers on seven catches for 76 yards and a TD. Browne has 278 yards in two games with one TD and two picks.
Oklahoma State is 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. The Cowboys are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in September.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning record, and 1-4-1 ATS in the last six games in September. The Panthers are also 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games overall and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games.
I know Penn State is a solid football team this year, but Pittsburgh just looked overmatched in Week 2. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, hasn’t really been tested but has played just about as expected. With the weak offense they showed last week, I don’t really see how the Panthers can stick around here. I’ll take the Cowboys for the cover.