Two words: Bedlam Series. Indeed, expect nothing less of a bedlam this coming Saturday in Norman, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Oklahoma Sooners duel in a crucial Big 12 matchup. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Oklahoma Sooners NCAA Week 12 College Football Game on November 21, 2020
Where: Memorial Stadium , Norman, OK
When: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ABC
Betting on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (+9.5)
Record: 5-1 Overall / 4-1 Conference
After suffering a gut-wrenching home loss to the Texas Longhorns on Oct. 31, the Cowboys recovered and defeated the Kansas State Wildcats on the road last Saturday, 20-18. The Cowboys’ defense seemed eager to prove its worth after getting torched in the Longhorns game, as it forced Kansas State to commit a pair of turnovers (interception and a lost fumble). Quarterback Spencer Sanders went 14-of-23 for 108 yards with zero touchdowns and interceptions, as the Cowboys’ ground attack did most of the heavy lifting on offense. LD Brown carried the ball 15 times for 110 yards, while Chubba Hubbard had 31 rushing yards on six carries. Sanders tried to join the party but was only able to get nine yards on 12 carries. Perhaps he should just let Brown and Hubbard split the rushing duties. Last year, the Cowboys had 128 rushing yards and a touchdown on 29 carries against Oklahoma, albeit in a 34-16 home loss. Hubbard had 104 rushing yards and the lone touchdown on the ground for Oklahoma State in that game. Hubbard is third in the Big 12 with 96.8 rushing yards per game to go with five rushing scores.
Oklahoma State, which is allowing just 17.8 points and allows opponents to convert on just 23.6 percent of third downs, is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games on the road.
Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners (-9.5)
Record: 5-2 Overall / 4-2 Conference
The Sooners keep on pouring it on offense, as they have scored 62 games in each of their last two games. After defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock on Oct. 31, the Sooners took down the Kansas Jayhawks on Nov. 7 in Norman, 62-9. The Sooners are well-rested as well, as they are coming off a bye heading into the Bedlam Series this weekend. Oklahoma’s rushing attack went bananas in the Kansas game, as the Sooners rushed 31 times for 200 yards and six touchdowns. Senior running back Rhamondre Stevenson rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Oklahoma State’s defense won’t be as generous to Oklahoma as the Jayhawks were, but that will not keep the Sooners from trying to open things up for their air attack that is 15th in the nation with 327.7 passing yards per game and No. 1 in the conference with a 69.7 completion percentage. Defensively, the Sooners’ pass rush seems to have what it takes to rattle Sanders in the pocket. The Sooners just had nine sacks and 11 tackles for loss against Kansas, while the Cowboys’ pass protection is 107th in the country in terms of sack percentage (9.39).
The over is 8-2 in Oklahoma’s last 10 home games.
Oklahoma wins, 34-30.
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