The Texas Longhorns and the Iowa State Cyclones are going to be clashing on the gridiron on Thursday, October 3rd as a part of Week 6 college football odds. Join us at Cappers Info as we highlight some of the best NCAA football picks that you’ll find on the internet!
College Football Picks This Week: Texas Longhorns @ Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30 ET
Location: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Week 6 Betting Odds: Texas -9 (Off)
Texas vs. Iowa State Live TV: ESPN
We don’t quite get it. The Longhorns are nine-point favorites in this game, but they are going to be playing without QB David Ash once again in all likelihood after he suffered his second concussion of the season against Kansas State in the team’s last game. The team hasn’t been good in the red zone, and though it did stop the run against the Wildcats two weeks ago, this is an Iowa State team that has to be growing in confidence after taking down Tulsa last week on Thursday night on the road in front of a nation audience. QB Sam Richardson is a man that is really growing week by week, and he is built in that same type of mold that QB Taysom Hill is built in. Richardson isn’t quite as fast, but he has a much better arm, and as the team proved last week when it rumbled for nearly 200 yards and three TDs, the potential is there to really move it on the ground.
We really don’t see a reason for the Horns to be giving nearly double digits on the road with QB Case McCoy under center. Ash was the heart and soul of this team, and with him out of the lineup, the club really might not have all that much in the way of an identity. Remember that two weeks ago when McCoy came into the game, Kansas State got back into the thick of the fight, and it darn near covered the college football Vegas odds in that one as a result. The offense is very one-dimensional and rather blah with McCoy calling the shots, and on the road against an excitable young team, things could get a little sloppy. Don’t be shocked if this one comes right down to the wire.
Texas vs. Iowa State Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +9
Texas @ Iowa State Score Prediction: Texas 23 – Iowa State 21