Iowa State Cyclones (6-2) at Texas Longhorns (5-2)
College Football: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -2 -- Over/Under: 61 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Longhorns host the Iowa State Cyclones as they meet in Big 12 college football action from Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on Friday afternoon.
The Iowa State Cyclones will try to add to their current three-game winning streak and 6-2 record overall after a 45-0 beatdown win over Kansas State last time out. Brock Purdy has thrown for 1,713 yards, 13 TDs and 6 interceptions on 63.7% passing while Breece Hall leads the country in rushing yards with 1,169 yards and 15 touchdowns. Xavier Hutchinson leads the Cyclones with 41 catches for 518 yards and 4 scores while Charlie Kolar and Landon Akers each have 200+ receiving yards with Kolar logging 25 grabs for 286 yards and 4 scores. Chase Allen, Joe Scates and Dylan Soehner each have 100+ receiving yards this season with Scates and Soehner each having a pair of receiving TDs. On defense, Mike Rose leads Iowa State with 63 total tackles including a team-high 39 solo tackles and 4 interceptions while Will McDonald IV has a team-high 6.5 sacks and JaQuan Bailey is right behind with 6 sacks this season.
The Texas Longhorns have had an extra week to prepare for this game after having their last game against Kansas postponed, leaving Texas at 5-2, looking to extend their current three-game winning streak. Sam Ehlinger has thrown for 1,834 yards, 22 TDs and 5 interceptions on 58.8% passing while also leading the ‘Horns with 323 rushing yards and 7 rushing TDs this season. Bijan Robinson, Keaontay Ingram and Roschon Johnson each have 200+ rushing yards this season. Joshua Moore leads the Longhorns with 22 catches for 343 yards and 7 touchdowns while Brennan Eagles has 286 receiving yards with 5 TDs and Tarik Black has 209 receiving yards this season. The Longhorns have another six different receivers with at least 100+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Joseph Ossai leads the Longhorns with 48 total tackles and 4 sacks while Chris Brown has a team-high 25 solo tackles.
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 20-4-2 in their last 26 games following a win. Texas is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week while the under is 22-4 in their last 26 home games against a team with a winning home record. Iowa State is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams while the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
This is arguably one of the top games to watch on a pretty good Friday after Thanksgiving card, as this is a Big 12 title eliminator between two teams that have been lighting up the scoreboards for the most part this season. With that said, I think the stats play out to a tee here and I think we have a shootout on deck where this game gets into the 70s so I’ll take the over in a game that I see ending as 41-35 or something in that ballpark.