Free Saturday College Football Picks: Oklahoma St. vs Texas (11/16/13)

Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas Longhorns
Date and Time: Saturday 11/16/13 at 3:30pm on FOX
Game Line: Oklahoma State -3 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 63
Saturday’s Oklahoma State vs Texas NCAA Football Analysis: A combination of injuries and bad timing has Texas’ position atop the Big 12 In serious jeopardy.  Texas currently leads the conference by a half game over number four Baylor and one game over Oklahoma State.  Texas beat West Virginia 47-40 in overtime last week but they lost two major contributors in RB Johnathan Gray a defensive tackle Chris Whaley who will both miss the rest of the season.  The Longhorns are already without QB David Ash and LB Jordan Hix, but they have overcome those injuries to win six in a row.  If they’re going to win a seventh they’re going to need everyone else to elevate their game especially against the Oklahoma State offense.  Like Texas, the Cowboys schedule has them determining their own destiny with Baylor and Oklahoma still on their schedule they could find themselves back in BCS contention.  Oklahoma State has won two in a row against rival Texas and to win a third they’re going to need to continue to score points.  Behind a very balanced offensive attack they are 14th in college football averaging 41 points per game and their new found running game is a big reason why.  Their average of 236 rushing yards per game over their last three combined with Texas 185 rushing yards per game allowed will be a huge factor in this game.  While this game is largely a toss up, especially with Texas’ injury concerns, it is clear that both offenses pose serious match up problems for the opposing defenses.  Neither can stop the run and both teams have been running the ball very well of late.   If they can mix in a little play action pass once the opposing defense has committed to stopping the run, this game will be a shootout.  We expected the total in this game to be closer to 70, where we liked the over, but with the number set this low we thing both offenses have a field day and this one sails over the total.
Oklahoma State at Texas NCAA Football Picks: Oklahoma State -3 and over 63
Oklahoma State at Texas Game Prediction: 42-34 Oklahoma State
What to expect in this week 12 NCAA Football match up: 
Both of these teams have found balance offensively by running the ball more in their recent games to help set up their passing attacks and that should work for both teams here.  Neither defense has been able to stop the run recently and with Texas recent injuries, it should be even easier for these teams to move the ball.  This isn’t the defensive powerhouse that Texas is used to putting on the field and they’re going to need to throw the ball and score points to keep up with Oregon State in a game that should soar over the posted total.

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