Oklahoma State (@1.08) vs Oregon State (@8.0)
27-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Oklahoma State will win

Oklahoma State – Oregon State Match Prediction | 27-08-2019 22:30

Poor defense has been the name of the game for both teams and I would expect that to continue on Friday. This is a lofty total to hit, but the offenses shouldnt have much trouble moving the ball. Oregon State isnt an overwhelming offense, but a second year under a new staff should lead to some better execution, especially against a poor Oklahoma State defense. Oklahoma State scored at least 44 points in all three non-conference games last year.

The problem is the Beavers cant stop anybody as they allowed over 500 yards 10 times last season and face off with an offense that loves to score the football. The Cowboys will get the chance to smooth at its QB battle as both Sanders and Brown will potentially play in this contest as the Pokes rack it up on offense. This game has the opportunity to be a little closer than most are anticipating as Oregon State has a solid collection of talent on offense including at RB.

The Cowboys struggled way too much defensively last season, and now the entire defensive front has to be replaced. Theyre relating on transfers to fill in the gaps, and they wont be totally miserable, but considering the linebacking corps isnt going to be a rock, Oregon State needs to blast through the Cowboy defensive front and get the ground game going.

QBs Spencer Sanders and Dru Brown will definitely be on this game season opener. Oklahoma State will possibly have to work to limit the offense of the Beavers. Oklahoma State University is 1-4 SU in its last 5 road matches and 6-1 SU in their last 7 contests against a ball club in the PAC-12 Conference. The Cowboys have their running game to rely on and will be their upper hand to force the Beavers into submission. Defense will be the key to the win.

College Football Championship Odds

Defensively, Oklahoma State will be undergoing a ton of turnover after losing their entire D-line and a big part of their linebacking corps which included two of their top three tacklers. Dru Brown is expected to take over the starting QB duties for the Cowboys after transferring in from Hawaii, but hell have competition for the job with redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders joining the fray as well as true freshman Brendan Costello. Calvin Bundage is back after registering 62 tackles last season while the secondary features the likes of AJ Green and Rodarius Williams with both Green and Williams registering 49 tackles and combining for three interceptions last season. Dillon Stoner will be expected to step in as a #2 receiver in the Cowboys offense while Landon Wolf has the potential to be a big threat in the slot. As a team, Oklahoma State averaged 499.4 yards of total offense and 38.4 points per game while allowing 452.8 yards and 32.5 points per game last season. The Cowboys got an invite to the Liberty Bowl, a game that saw the Cowboys defeat Missouri by a final score of 38-33. The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into the 2019 season looking to rebound after a down year in 2018, failing to hit double-digit wins for the first time since 2014 after finishing with a 7-6 record, including 3-6 in Big 12 conference play to in a three-way tie for 7th, but finishing the year with a 4-1 record against teams in the top 25. Leading receiver Tylan Wallace is back to head Oklahoma States receiving group after logging 86 receptions for 1,491 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Justice Hill is gone from the OK State backfield, but Chuba Hubbard will step in right away after finishing 2nd on the team with 740 rushing yards and 7 ground scores last season.

They were 13th in Division 1 in points scored with 499. The Cowboys averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 16th in college football. They ran 519 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ran for 2,479 yards as a team last year, which ranked 42nd in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 339 1st downs last season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. They ran 1,011 plays last year for 6,492 yards, which ranked them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Cowboys were penalized on offense 88 times for 917 yards last year, which had them 34th in the country in penalties.

The Beavers are 2-7 in its last 9 matches and its last 7 matches went over the totals in non-conference matches. There will be 7 starters on offense returning to Oregon State this season and 6 on the defense corner of the team. Gebbia has RB Jermar Jefferson to pass to. Senior QB Jake Luton suffered numerous injuries in his past outings and Backup QB Tristan Gebbia has the go signal to start against the Cowboys. Jefferson did well last year rushing at 1380 yards on 12 TDs.

Oklahoma guns down its first road game with the Beavers and will need to rev up its defense to reach the 10-game winning mark that Gundy demands. Oklahoma is headed by Coach Mike Gundy on its 15th season with the Cowboys. Gundy has a 121-59 win/loss tally with a winning average of 69%. Oregon State hosts the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their first game season opener at the Reser Stadium in Oregon University Campus at Corvallis, Oregon on Friday evening.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Oregon State Beavers. DL Jeromy Reichner is out of the season with an ACL while TE Ralph Taufaasau will be on the sidelines to recover from his finger injury. The Beavers WR Trevon Bradford (back) and DB Jalen Moore (hamstring) will not play in this match while nursing their injuries. The NCAAF Pick for this game is the Oregon State Beavers +15.5. Predicted to run away from this contest is the Oklahoma State Cowboys to a score of 47-29 to cover ATS.

2019 SCHEDULE

The Oklahoma State Cowboys tried 22 field goals last year and made 16, which was 49th in college football. They totaled 124 punt return yards and averaged 6.5 yards per return, which was 92nd in D-1. Oklahoma State Cowboys kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 61 for 62 last season. They returned 29 kicks for 568 yards on special teams, which put them 74th in kick return yardage. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 73%. The Cowboys averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 12th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,184. That ranked them 20th in the NCAA in punting average. Oklahoma State was 60th in the country in punt returns with 20 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,369 yards on 55 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt.

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11 of Oregon States top 12 receivers from last season return, including Isaiah Hodgins who led the Beavers with 59 receptions and 876 yards as well as 5 receiving TDs last season and Trevon Bradford is back after logging 56 grabs for 649 yards and a team-high 6 TDs last year. Defensively, the top ten tacklers and eight starters are back, but returning from a defense that was one of the worst in the country last season. Jalen Moore is back at safety after leading OSU with 101 tackles last season. Jake Luton will be back after throwing for 1,660 yards, 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 62.5% passing last season, but will have some competition for the starting QB job with Nebraska transfer Tristan Gebbia coming in to compete. Jermar Jefferson and Artavis Pierce will form a formidable 1-2 punch out of the Oregon State backfield with Jefferson leading the Beavers with 1,380 yards and 12 touchdowns while Pierce averaged 7.6 yards per carry last season. Hamilcar Rashed and Shamar Smith will anchor Oregon States linebacking group with Smith logging 85 tackles last season while Rashed had 12.5 TFL. The Oregon State Beavers will look to rebound from a brutal 2018 season that saw the Beavers finish the year with a 2-10 overall record, including a 1-8 mark in Pac-12 conference play, finishing at the bottom of the Pac-12 North division. As a team, Oregon State averaged 404.8 yards of total offense and 26.1 points per game while allowing 536.9 yards and 45.7 points per game last season.

Finally, center Johnny Wilson will be in his third season of leading the offensive line. His presence ensures that the other receivers in the offense draw plenty of man coverage. Even though the Cowboys lose leading rusher and Baltimore Ravens 4th round draft pick Justice Hill, running back Chuba Hubbard is a bigger, faster, more powerful model that leads a strong group of backs. Biletnikoff finalist and consensus All-American wide receiver Tylan Wallace is a valuable key returning player on offense as he is very explosive in space and almost impossible to cover in man. Wallace put up monster numbers last season with 86 receptions for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns.