BYU vs Oklahoma State ncaaf prediction

NCAAF BYU Cougars vs Oklahoma State Prediction 11/25/2023

The BYU Cougars (5-6) travel to face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-3) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater and televised on ABC. Oklahoma State is coming off a win in their previous game, while BYU is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 3:30 ET.

BYU Cougars vs Oklahoma State Cowboys

The BYU Cougars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In BYU’s 31-24 loss to Oklahoma, the Cougars struggled in the 4th quarter. The teams went into the 4th quarter all tied at 24-24. In BYU’s most recent loss, Jake Retzlaff not only threw for two touchdowns but ran for one as well. For the game, he threw for a total of 173 yards while completing 57.7% of his passes.

Looking at how the teams fared against the spread, BYU was 25.5 point underdogs. This gave them a straight-up loss but an ATS win. As they combined for 55 points, the under hit in this matchup.

So far, the BYU Cougars are 5-6, including going 1-4 on the road and 2-2 at home.

Having been the underdog in all of their games so far, BYU has an ATS mark of 4-5. Their scoring margin for the season is -6.8 (per game). After 11 games, the average over/under line in BYU’s matches stands at 50 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 51 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-4.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys Are Coming Off A Win

Oklahoma State most recently took down Houston by a score of 43-30. The Cowboys went into the 4th quarter of this game leading by 21. With Alan Bowman leading the way, he recorded a passer rating of 97.82 by accumulating 348 passing yards against Houston. During the game, he made 43 passing attempts and completed 67.4% of them.

Heading into the game Oklahoma State was the betting favorite at 6.5 and picked up an ATS win. Together, the teams scored 73 points, resulting in a hit for the over.

So far, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 8-3, including going 3-2 on the road and 4-1 at home.

Against the spread, Oklahoma State has gone 7-3 this season. The Cowboys have been favored five times compared to five games as the underdog. After 11 games, the average over/under line in Oklahoma State’s matches stands at 53 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 56 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-5.

BYU Offense Breakdown

BYU enters the game on offense with an average of 22.1, ranking them 81st in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 87th in the nation, with an average of 206.2 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 116th in rushing yards, with an average of 323 rushing attempts per game this season.

So far this season, Kedon Slovis has thrown for 1691 yards, averaging 11.1 per completion. His completion percentage is 57.5%, and he’s registered 12 touchdowns.

Oklahoma State Offense Breakdown

In the rushing game, the Cowboys are currently 76th in college football with 349 attempts per game. This has resulted in an average of 169.6 rushing yards per game, putting them 51st nationally. Their passing game has averaged 39.5 passes and 260.4 yards per game. When it comes to scoring, they are 47th, averaging 29.3 points per game.

This season, Alan Bowman has thrown for a total of 2487 yards while maintaining an average of 11.5 yards per completion. His completion percentage is 59.1%, and he’s recorded 10 touchdowns.

BYU Team Defense

The Cougars’ defense has allowed 178.3 rushing yards per game this season, ranking 78th. Opponents are averaging 232.6 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 89.7 against BYU. They currently rank 34th in points allowed in the NCAA.

Oklahoma State Team Defense

Oklahoma State’s defense is ranked 59th in passing yards allowed per game as they prepare for this matchup. Opponents have attempted an average of 29.9 passing attempts against the Cowboys. They have given up 26.7 points per game so far, placing them 107th in college football. In the NCAA’s rush defense category, they are 132nd.

BYU vs Oklahoma State Trends

  • Looking at BYU’s five most recent road games, they have put together a record vs. the spread of 1-4.
  • Oklahoma State’s ATS record at home (last three) is 2-1.
  • In the three most recent times they were the underdog, Oklahoma State has put together an ATS record of 3-0.
  • Looking back on the last three times BYU was favored, their ATS record was 1-2.

BYU vs Oklahoma State Prediction

Oklahoma State has been dealing with turnovers in their passing game so far this year. My point spread pick is to take BYU to cover the spread at +17.5.

So far this season, Oklahoma State has an +4.4 average margin against their over/under lines. At 56.5, we have this game going over with a combined 57 points.

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