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Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - 10/31/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3)
Date & Time Saturday October 31, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders +3 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN
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CFB | Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3)
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders square off Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to remain unbeaten by winning their fourth road game of the year. Mason Rudolph is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 2,197 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rudolph has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. David Glidden and James Washington have combined for 936 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Marcell Ateman has seven receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 146.7 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 339 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, OSU is allowing 18.9 points and 316.3 yards per game. Jordan Sterns leads the Cowboys with 57 tackles, Devante Averette has two interceptions and Emmanuel Ogbah has eight sacks.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for their first win over a ranked team after splitting their last six games. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,851 yards, 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mahomes has thrown five picks in his last two games. Jakeem Grant and Reginald Davis have combined for 1,184 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Devin Lauderdale has 24 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 195.1 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 837 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 40.1 points and 561.5 yards per game. Dakota Allen leads the Red Raiders with 77 tackles, J.J. Gaines has four interceptions and Pete Robertson has three sacks. Jalen Barnes is questionable.

The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 games in October. The Red Raiders are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas Tech and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings overall.

This should be a fun game, as the last three matchups have combined for more than 80 points each. As far as this game is concerned, Oklahoma State is simply the better team, has proven it can win on the road and... wait for it... play defense. The Cowboys should be able to cover this tiny number away from home. 

Pick:
Oklahoma State Cowboys -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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