Baylor at Oklahoma State - 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0) vs Baylor Bears (4-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys -3.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears will head on the road to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys in an FBS college football battle between two top-25 teams. The Cowboys won 42-3 when they played last year.
Baylor is 4-0 after a 31-29 win at home against the Iowa State Cyclones. Their offense mustered just 282 yards of total offense, but they had over 200 special teams yards including a kick return touchdown. Quarterback Gerry Bohanon was efficient, going 14 of 19 for 159 yards and two scores. They racked up 123 yards on the ground. The defense gave up 479 yards of total offense but came up big with a two-point conversion stop to seal the game late. To start the year, Baylor ranks 82nd with 217.8 passing yards per game and sixth with 273.5 yards rushing. They are scoring 42.8 points per game while allowing 15.8 to the opposition.
The Cowboys won their fourth straight game, beating the Kansas State Wildcats 31-20 last time out. They accumulated 481 yards of total offense, led by the passing game. Spencer Sanders completed 22 of 34 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns. Tay Martin was his top option, catching nine passes for 100 yards and a score. Defensively they limited the Wildcats to 260 yards of offense with two turnovers. Oklahoma State ranks 68th in the nation with 228.5 passing yards per game and 84th with 144.3 yards on the ground. They are averaging 25.8 points per game, surrendering 19.8 to their opponents.
Baylor is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games, 4-6 on the money line, and the under is 5-5.
Oklahoma State is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games, 7-3 on the money line, and the under is 6-3-1.
This will be a battle between the top two teams in the Big 12, with Oklahoma State opening as the favorite. The Bears have done a great job of shutting down the passing game this season, allowing just 149 yards per game. They should be able to slow down the Cowboys offense and control the ball with their potent rushing attack to knock out a cover. Give me the Bears on the road.