Iowa State vs. Texas - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Texas at Iowa State

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM (Jack Trice Stadium )

ISU -250, ISU -6.5

The Texas Longhorns head to the state of Iowa on Saturday for Big 12 match up with the Iowa State Cycles.  Texas enters Saturday’s game after winning their last game against the #16 ranked Kansas State Wildcats by the score of 27-24. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger played well as he completed 22 of 29 passes for 263 yards and 1 touchdown against 1 interception.  Running back Keaontay Ingram led the way for the Longhorns on the ground as he rushed for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries.  Collin Johnson led the Texas receivers on the day as he recorded 7 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown.  The Texas defense allowed 304 total yards to Kansas State and held them to just 51 total rushing yards.

The Texas Longhorns are now 6-3 on the season and have a record of 4-2 in conference play, good enough for 3rd place in the Big 12.  Sam Ehlinger has thrown for a total of 2,641 yards and 24 touchdown passes against 8 interceptions. Ehlinger has also rushed for 401 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season.  Keaontay Ingram has rushed for 633 yards and 6 touchdowns on 114 carries on the season.  Devin Duvernay is the Longhorns’ lead receiver on the year as he has caught 78 passes for 910 yards and 7 touchdowns.

The Iowa State Cyclones enter Saturday’s game against the Texas Longhorns after losing their last game by the score of 42-41 to the #9 ranked Oklahoma Sooners.  Iowa State attempted to take the lead instead of tying the game with an extra point after a touchdown with 24 seconds left in the game, but it failed.  Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy completed 19 of 30 pass attempts for 282 yards and 5 touchdowns on the day.  Purdy also carried the ball 15 times for 55 yards and a touchdown.  The Iowa State running game was led by Breece Hall who carried the football 18 times for 110 yards but failed to score a touchdown.  Iowa State was led in receiving by Tarique Milton who caught 2 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.  The Iowa State defense allowed 499 total yards against Oklahoma including 273 in the air.

After the loss, Iowa State is 5-4 and 3-3 in conference play, which places them in 6th place in the Big 12.  Brock Purdy has now thrown for 2,849 yards and 20 touchdowns against 7 interceptions. Purdy is also a threat on the ground and has carried the ball 74 times for 251 yards and 7 touchdowns on the year. Breece Hall has led the Cyclones in rushing as he has gained 585 yards and scored 7 touchdowns on 99 carries on the season.  Deshaunte Jones has been Iowa State’s led receiver on the year as he has caught 56 passes for 604 yards and a touchdown. 

On the year, Texas is scoring 37.8 points per game, while allowing 30.7 points per game.  Texas also averages allowing 447.6 yards per game while gaining an average of 476.6.  Iowa State averages scoring 36.4 points per game and allowing 25 points per game.  Iowa State averages 479.2 yards per game while allowing 359.8 yards per game.  This should be a close game due to the fact that the offenses match up well against one another, so I believe this game will come down to which defense plays better.  Iowa State has better numbers defensively and I believe they will come away with the win in this one.  Iowa State wins 35-31 but Texas covers the spread.

Travis’s Pick ISU -250, TEX +6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.