Oklahoma State vs. TCU Total Pick
The TCU Horned Frogs will look to become bowl eligible when they host the Oklahoma State Cowboys at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday night. Will this Big 12 matchup turn into a shootout or will the final score stay below the betting total?
197 Oklahoma State Cowboys at 198 TCU Horned Frogs
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 24, 2018
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cowboys are 4.5-point favorites to beat the Horned Frogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 56 points. As of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State redshirt senior QB Taylor Cornelius was named the Walter Camp Player of the Week. Cornelius entered the fourth quarter with three touchdowns, and he added three more in the final 15 minutes to lead the Cowboys to a comeback 45-41 win over West Virginia. The redshirt senior completed 30-of-46 passes for 338 yards when the dust settled, and he gets one more chance to make magic happen (vs. TCU) before Oklahoma State heads to a bowl game. Cornelius has 36 total touchdowns to just 10 interceptions this season.
TCU Horned Frogs
TCU HC Gary Patterson said after Saturday's game against Baylor that junior RB Sewo Olonilua (undisclosed) is likely done for the season due to injury. TCU was hit hard by injuries at the running back position Saturday, as both Olonilua (6'3/231) and Darius Anderson were lost. Olonilua, who rushed for 16 yards on four carries against Baylor, has rushed for 355 yards and a touchdown on 85 carries this season. Emani Demercado stands to be TCU's top option at running back in the team's Nov. 24 regular season finale against Oklahoma State.
The over is 5-0 in the Cowboys’ last five games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 7-2 in the Horned Frogs’ last nine games played in the month of November.
Generally speaking, Oklahoma State has been a profitable over team but the Cowboys are coming off a big win over West Virginia and I see them coming out flat. On the other side, the Horned Frogs have struggled offensively all season so if they have any chance to win this game their defense will have to step up. I like the under.
College Football Prediction: Oklahoma State/TCU under 56