Texas at Oklahoma State - 10/22/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-1) vs Texas Longhorns (5-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)

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Texas will travel to Stillwater and take on Oklahoma State from Boone Pickens Stadium this Saturday on ABC. Texas leads the all-time series 26-10 after winning in Austin last season, but Oklahoma State has won two of the last three matchups.

Texas is 5-2 after defeating Iowa State in Week 7. The Longhorns found themselves in a bit of trouble versus the Cyclones, but a late touchdown catch from Xavier Worthy would give them the victory. Texas is scoring 36.7 points per game, while passing for 253.6 yards per game (92nd), and rushing for 179.9 yards per game (76th). The Longhorn defense allows 18.2 points per game.

Quinn Ewers’ return has brought legitimacy back to the Texas football program. The freshman quarterback returned versus Oklahoma and tossed four touchdowns en route to Texas’ biggest Red River Rivalry win ever. Ewers threw for three more touchdowns in the win over Iowa State last week, and he looks ready for this test in Stillwater Saturday. Hudson Card admirably kept the Horns afloat during his absence, nearly leading UT to arguably their biggest win of all-time over Alabama. 

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Bijan Robinson has been outstanding again this season, and he’s on-pace to surpass last season’s total. The junior back has eclipsed the 125-yard mark in each of the past five games, and he’s truly one of the best players in the country. Robinson is among Big 12 leaders with 780 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns, while adding 239 receiving yards. Roschon Johnson has complemented with 294 rushing yards, Xavier Worthy has been dynamic again outside for the Longhorns, leading the team in receptions (32), receiving yards (432), and touchdown catches (6). Jordan Whittington right behind him with 28 catches for 381 yards and a score.

Oklahoma State is 5-1 after losing to TCU in Week 7. The Cowboys led for the majority of the contest, but they’d fall to the Horned Frogs in overtime and lose their first game of the season. Oklahoma State is scoring 45.3 points per game, while passing for 299.8 yards per game (30th), and rushing for 155.7 ypg (121st). The Cowboy defense allows 27.8 points per game.

Spencer Sanders has been one of the best quarterbacks in the country this season. The senior signal caller is flourishing with both his arm and legs here in his fourth year behind center. Sanders’ has scored multiple times on the ground over the past two games, but he had a tough time through the air versus TCU, so look for him to bounce back returning home here. Sanders has passed for 1,639 passing yards with 13 touchdowns to three interceptions, and he’s rushed for 309 yards and eight touchdowns through six starts.

Dominic Richardson has got all of the backfield work alongside Sanders this season. The junior running back dashed for a career-high 131 yards in the win over Arizona State, and he gained 151 all-purpose yards last weekend at TCU. Richardson is up to 427 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the season. While there’s no Dez Bryant or Justin Blackmon in play this season, the Cowboys have four solid pass catchers who’ve surpassed the 250-yard mark. Brennan Presley leads the team with 30 receptions out of the slot. Braydon Johnson leads the team with 398 receiving yards, despite missing the win over Texas Tech.

Texas is 5-2 against the spread this season, with a 0-1 record on the road. The Longhorns are 4-4 ATS in their last 8 meetings. Oklahoma State is 5-1 against the spread this season. The Cowboys are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.

We’ve got a good one coming from Stillwater Saturday afternoon. The resurgence at Texas under Steve Sarkasian has been beautiful, but they will walk into possibly their stiffest road bout of the season right here. Oklahoma State played a beautiful game for 3 ½ quarters last weekend, but after falling short in Fort Worth, they should enter this one eager and hungry to correct their lone mistake this season. The Cowboys are just outside of the top ten, and a win here would plant them right back into the Big 12 title and CFB Playoff picture. 

Boone Pickens will provide the hostility, and while Texas might find some sort of ‘Texas’ way to win this game, I like spotting the Cowboys the points on home turf here. Take Oklahoma State’s spread for the Big 12’s Game of the Week.

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