Iowa State Cyclones (6-3) at Texas Longhorns (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Texas Longhorns meet in a week 12 Big 12 conference college football matchup from Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
The Iowa State Cyclones will look to add to their current 5 game winning streak after improving to 6-3 on the year thanks to a 28-14 win over Baylor in their last outing. Brock Purdy has thrown for 1,315 yards, 13 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 68.6% passing, while David Montgomery leads ISU in rushing with 765 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Hakeem Butler leads Iowa State in receiving with 36 catches for 816 yards and 8 touchdowns this season. As a team, Iowa State is averaging 370.4 yards of total offense to go along with 27 points per game this season.
The Texas Longhorns will look to build some momentum after escaping with a 41-34 win over Texas Tech in their last outing to improve to 7-3 this season. Sam Ehlinger has thrown for 2,483 yards, 20 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 64.3% passing while rushing for another 343 yards and 9 touchdowns as well. Keaontay Ingram and Tre Watson have combined for 1,052 rushing yards this season with each running back logging 3 touchdowns. Lil’Jordan Humphrey leads Texas’ receiving corps with 63 catches for 947 yards and 7 touchdowns while Collin Johnson has 50 grabs for 675 yards and 5 TDs. As a team, Texas is averaging 426.8 yards of total offense and 33.2 points per game this season.
Iowa State is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 24-7-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall while the under is 10-1 in their last 11 games following a win. Texas is 12-5-2 ATS in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in November while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Texas.
Montgomery is questionable for this game for Iowa State, but even then, I’m still leaning Cyclones here. Iowa State has been phenomenal ATS on the road dating back to last season, and while Texas is a tough place to go on the road and cover, let alone win, the Cyclones have played well enough during their winning streak to warrant taking a shot with them with the points so I’ll do just that as Iowa State pulls off a minor upset.