Oklahoma State Looks To Keep Moving Up Rankings Against Texas TechBy Jonathan K.
Texas Tech Vs. Oklahoma State, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Oklahoma State are just clinging to the No. 24 spot in the nation. After losing 17 starters and 33 letterwinners from last year, Oklahoma by all account should be in the early stages of rebuilding, but they keep finding ways to win football games.
Three weeks ago they cam within a hair of knocking off the No.1 ranked Florida state and have won every game since.
Texas Tech just barely made it past Central Arkansas and Texas-El Paso before losing 49-28 to Arkansas. Texas Tech looks more like the team that is rebuilding after losing quarterback Johnny Manziel to the draft.
The Red Raiders are giving up a Big 12-worst 432.7 yards of offense per game. Oklahoma State is going to have some fun with that as they have put up a total 975 yards in their wins.
Oklahoma State is the -14 point favorite to win this one. Considering Oklahoma State has not lost to the Red Raiders at home since 2001 and have won 24 in a row at home against unranked opponents, the Cowboys are likely going to win. Also it may not be likely for Texas Tech to be able to cover the spread given how they have been playing in recent weeks.
The over/under for this game is set at 71 points. Oklahoma State has averaged 40 point in their three games while Texas Tech is averaging 33.3 points a game. If both teams hit their average it will push the score just over 71. However, the unranked Razorbacks held Texas Tech to 28 points, and they have the 56th ranked defense in the nation. Oklahoma State’s defense is ranked 44th in the nation. If the Cowboys can hold Texas Tech similar to the Razorbacks the total score will be under 71.