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    Star runner Jonathon Brooks and the Texas Longhorns (9-1) play the Iowa State Cyclones (6-4) on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET at Jack Trice Stadium.

    The Longhorns are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7.5) versus the Cyclones. The over/under for this game is 47.5 points.

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    Game Info for Texas vs. Iowa State

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Ames, Iowa
    • Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium
    Texas vs Iowa State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Texas -7.5 -109 -111 47.5 -110 -110 -309 +247

    Texas Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Texas has posted a 4-6-0 record against the spread.
    • When it has played as at least 7.5-point favorites this season, Texas is 3-4 against the spread.
    • Texas has gone over in three of its 10 games with a set total (30%).

    Texas Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, Texas has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by averaging 459.3 yards per game. The defense ranks 38th (337.4 yards allowed per game).
    • Defensively, Texas has been a top-25 unit, ranking 21st-best by giving up just 18.4 points per game. The offense ranks 27th (33.8 points per game).
    • Texas is putting up 275.8 passing yards per game offensively this year (28th in the FBS), and is giving up 247 passing yards per game (106th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Texas ranks 34th in rushing yards this season (183.5 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 90.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Texas ranks 88th in third-down conversion rate this season (36.6%), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with a 25.8% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Texas ranks 33rd in college football with a +4 turnover margin after forcing 17 turnovers (29th in the FBS) while committing 13 (56th in the FBS).

    Texas’ Best Players

    • Quinn Ewers has 2,232 passing yards for Texas, completing 70.3% of his passes and tossing 14 touchdowns and four interceptions this season.
    • Brooks has racked up 1,138 yards on 186 carries while finding paydirt 10 times. He’s also caught 25 passes for 286 yards (28.6 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • This season, CJ Baxter has carried the ball 88 times for 391 yards (39.1 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Xavier Worthy’s leads his squad with 757 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 59 receptions (out of 90 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
    • Adonai Mitchell has hauled in 40 receptions totaling 637 yards, finding the end zone nine times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Ja’Tavion Sanders’ 26 grabs are good enough for 425 yards and one touchdown.
    • Ethan Burke has racked up 5.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up eight TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Jaylan Ford is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 66 tackles, seven TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
    • Michael Taaffe has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 26 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended to his name.

    Iowa State Betting Insights

    • Iowa State’s ATS record is 5-4-0 this season.
    • Iowa State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • In Iowa State’s nine games with a set total, four have hit the over (44.4%).

    Iowa State Pick Insights

    • In terms of total yards, Iowa State ranks 94th in the FBS (347.8 total yards per game) and 29th on defense (329 total yards allowed per game).
    • With 25.7 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Iowa State ranks 78th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 29th, surrendering 19.9 points per contest.
    • Iowa State ranks 78th in the FBS with 218.6 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 34th with 204.3 passing yards surrendered per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • From an offensive perspective, Iowa State is posting 129.2 rushing yards per game (99th-ranked). It ranks 36th in the FBS on defense (124.7 rushing yards surrendered per game).
    • Iowa State’s third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with a 32.6% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is generating a 38.5% third-down rate, which ranks 74th.
    • Iowa State has produced 17 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over eight times, leading to a +9 turnover margin, which ranks ninth-best in the FBS.

    Iowa State’s Best Players

    • Rocco Becht has put up 2,121 passing yards, or 212.1 per game, so far this season. He has completed 62.1% of his passes and has tossed 15 touchdowns with seven interceptions.
    • Eli Sanders has run for 467 yards on 96 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Cartevious Norton has piled up 84 carries and totaled 341 yards with three touchdowns.
    • Jayden Higgins has hauled in 610 receiving yards on 35 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring four touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Jaylin Noel has put up a 536-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He’s caught 52 passes on 71 targets.
    • Benjamin Brahmer’s 21 grabs (on 42 targets) have netted him 271 yards (27.1 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • J.R. Singleton paces the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has three TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Iowa State’s top-tackler, Beau Freyler, has 60 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and three interceptions this year.
    • Jeremiah Cooper leads the team with five interceptions, while also putting up 31 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended.
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