Iowa State Cyclones (1-5) at Texas Longhorns (2-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 15, 2016, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Longhorns -13.5 -- Over/Under:
The Iowa State Cyclones and Texas Longhorns play a Big 12 college football game Saturday night at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for their first road win of the season after a brutal 1-5 start to the year. The Iowa State Cyclones have not won a road game since their 2014 September win against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Joel Lanning is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,056 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Lanning has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Allen Lazard and Trever Ryen have combined for 666 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Deshaunte Jones has 12 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 145.1 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 436 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 33.5 points and 453.5 yards per game. Reggan Northrup leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 39 tackles, Jhaustin Thomas has three sacks and Kamari Cotton-Moya has one interception.
The Texas Longhorns are desperate for a victory in order to snap a three-game losing streak and keep Charlie Strong off the hot seat. The Texas Longhorns have won seven of their last 11 home games. Shane Buechele is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 1,204 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Buechele has thrown an interception of four of Texas’ five games. John Burt and Jacorey Warrick have combined for 378 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jerrod Heard has 15 receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 244.8 yards per contest, and D’Onta Foreman leads the way with 595 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Texas is allowing 39.6 points and 477.2 yards per game. Anthony Wheeler leads the Texas Longhorns with 45 tackles, Kevin Vaccaro has two sacks and Dylan Haines has two interceptions.
The Cyclones are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Longhorns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Cyclones are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Texas.
Iowa State is that team that usually has an upset in them every season and it hasn't come yet. Well, the Iowa State Cyclones beat Texas last year and the two meetings before that were decided by a combined four points. Iowa State plays Texas tough and isn't going to come into this game scared, especially after taking Oklahoma State down to the wire last week. The Texas Longhorns also continue to struggle on the defensive side of the ball.
I'm taking the Iowa State Cyclones and the free points.