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    One of the best rushers in college football will be on display when Ollie Gordon and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-3) visit the Houston Cougars (4-6) on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

    The Cougars are expected to lose (currently +7) against the Cowboys (with an over/under of 59.5 points).

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    Game Info for Oklahoma State vs. Houston

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
    Oklahoma State vs Houston Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Oklahoma State -7 -110 -110 59.5 -109 -111 -281 +227

    Oklahoma State Pick Insights

    • Oklahoma State has posted a 6-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Oklahoma State is 1-1 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
    • Oklahoma State games with a set total have hit the over four times this season (44.4%).

    Oklahoma State Stats & Insights

    • Oklahoma State sports the 43rd-ranked offense this year (418.9 yards per game), and have been less effective on defense, ranking 12th-worst with 435.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Oklahoma State is totaling 27.9 points per game offensively this year (67th in the FBS), and is allowing 26.4 points per game (67th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 19th-worst in the FBS (255.4 passing yards allowed per game), Oklahoma State has had more success offensively, ranking 48th in the FBS by putting up 251.6 passing yards per game.
    • Oklahoma State has the 56th-ranked rushing offense this season (167.3 rushing yards per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking 19th-worst with 180.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • On offense, Oklahoma State ranks 88th in the FBS with a 36.6% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 106th in third-down conversion rate allowed (180.4).
    • With 16 forced turnovers (39th in the FBS) against 14 turnovers committed (67th in the FBS), Oklahoma State (+2) owns the 47th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Oklahoma State’s Best Players

    • Alan Bowman has 2,139 passing yards for Oklahoma State, completing 58% of his passes and recording eight touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Gordon, has carried the ball 186 times for 1,249 yards (124.9 per game), scoring 12 times. He’s also caught 24 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jaden Nixon has been handed the ball 42 times this year and racked up 177 yards (17.7 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Rashod Owens’ leads his squad with 530 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 43 catches (out of 64 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Brennan Presley has hauled in 50 receptions totaling 458 yards, finding the end zone five times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jaden Bray has a total of 344 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 26 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Collin Oliver has racked up five sacks to pace the team, while also picking up five TFL and 53 tackles.
    • Oklahoma State’s tackle leader, Nickolas Martin, has 87 tackles, eight TFL, five sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Cameron Epps has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 29 tackles and four passes defended.

    Houston Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Houston has put together a 4-5-0 record against the spread.
    • Houston is 1-3 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this season.
    • Houston games have hit the over in three out of nine opportunities (33.3%).

    Houston Pick Insights

    • From an offensive angle, Houston is compiling 367 total yards per contest (82nd-ranked). It ranks 103rd in the FBS on defense (411 total yards allowed per game).
    • Houston ranks 87th in the FBS with 24.1 points per game on offense, and it ranks 106th with 30.8 points ceded per contest on defense.
    • Houston ranks 53rd in the FBS with 246.9 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 105th with 246.3 passing yards ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Houston is compiling 120.1 rushing yards per game on offense this season (106th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 164.7 rushing yards per game (95th-ranked) on defense.
    • Houston’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, allowing a 48.2% third-down conversion percentage, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 64th with a 48.2% third-down rate.
    • At 0, Houston owns the 67th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (89th in the FBS) and 12 turnovers committed (41st in the FBS).

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Donovan Smith has thrown for 2,404 yards (240.4 ypg) to lead Houston, completing 65.1% of his passes and recording 20 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 342 yards (34.2 ypg) on 111 carries with five touchdowns.
    • Parker Jenkins has run for 400 yards on 82 carries so far this year while scoring three times on the ground.
    • Sam Brown’s 776 receiving yards (77.6 yards per game) are a team high. He has 58 catches on 86 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Joseph Manjack IV has 39 receptions (on 52 targets) for a total of 457 yards (45.7 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
    • Matthew Golden has racked up 404 reciving yards (40.4 ypg) and six touchdowns this season.
    • Nelson Ceaser has nine sacks to pace the team, and also has nine TFL and 33 tackles.
    • A.J. Haulcy is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 67 tackles and one TFL.
    • Isaiah Hamilton has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 28 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

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