Oklahoma State at Baylor NCAA Football Week 5 Odds

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Oklahoma State Cowboys College Football Betting

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have some unfinished business in the 2022 season. Last year the Cowboys lost a heartbreaker on the goal line to the Baylor Bears in the Big 12 championship game. Following that thriller, the Cowboys rebounded with a Fiesta Bowl win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It was one of the greatest wins and seasons in OSU history. But head coach Mike Gundy wants it all. He leads a program determined to finish as Big 12 champions come December. On Saturday, they have a revenge rematch against the Baylor Bears.

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Odds

Oklahoma State Cowboys +3

Baylor Bears -3

Oklahoma State Cowboys Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference will host the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference. Kickoff time at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, is 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on FOX.

The Cowboys and Bears are two of the most respected brands in the Big 12 Conference. Oklahoma State is a proven winner under Gundy. In fact, Gundy is the most successful coach in program history. Baylor is a “new money” program that rose to prominence over the past decade. And under Aranda's leadership, the Bears are expected to stay in the Big 12 championship conversation. So both brands are strong. Oklahoma State will appeal to sharps based on the better price as the quality road team. At the same time, Baylor is a natural play for casuals as a quality home chalk.

Last game, the Baylor Bears won 31-24 against the Iowa State Cyclones as 2.5-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 45. Baylor has a record of 3-1 straight up, 3-1 against the spread, and 2-2 over/under the total. Baylor ranks 56th for total offense, 82nd for passing, 26th for rushing, and 22nd for scoring. Defensively they rank 28th overall, 73rd against the pass, 9th against the rush, and 24th for points allowed. Also, Baylor ranks 67th for fewest turnovers lost and 106th for takeaways.

Baylor QB Blake Shapen threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns against Iowa State. Shapen completed 19 of his 26 passes, connecting with 11 receivers. Gavin Holmes finished with three catches for 92 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Bears seized control midway through the third quarter, driving 93 yards in 10 plays and taking a 24-14 lead on Richard Reese's 19-yard touchdown run. Iowa State was undone by two interceptions and averaging just 2.4 yards per rush.

The Cyclones scored 10 points in the final 7 1/2 minutes, but the Bears recovered their onside kick with 55 seconds remaining. Baylor scored on each of its first three possessions, building a 17-7 lead in the second quarter.

The Bears found success against a solid Iowa State defense. The Cyclones topped the Big 12 through three nonconference games by allowing an average of 234.3 yards - including holding their last two opponents under the 300-yard mark.

The Bears netted 273 yards through the first three quarters and covered 68 or more yards on four of their first six full possessions. They finished with 361 total yards.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Weekly Recap

Last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys won 63-7 against the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions as 54.5-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 64. Oklahoma State has a record of 3-0 straight up, 2-1 against the spread, and 2-1 over/under the total. OSU ranks 7th for total offense, 8th for passing, 65th for rushing, and 1st for scoring. Defensively they rank 73rd overall,103rd against the pass, 41st against the rush, and 57th for points allowed. Also, Okie State 38th ranks 126th for fewest turnovers lost and x for takeaways.

Spencer Sanders matched his career single-game high of four touchdown passes in the first 16 minutes and completed 13 of 16 passes for 242 yards and the four scores for the Cowboys in their final nonconference game before entering Big 12 play.

Braydon Johnson caught two touchdown passes, making him one of five Oklahoma State players to catch at least one. The Cowboys gained 538 total yards against the Golden Lions.

The Cowboys looked sharp for the most part, and many players got game-action. Oklahoma State held the Golden Lions to 230 total yards, including 87 in the first half. The reserves played more than the starters in some cases.

2022 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule

Sep 1 vs. Central Michigan W 58-44 1-0
Sep 10 vs. Arizona State W 34-17 2-0
Sep 17 vs. UAPB W 63-7 3-0
Sep 24 OFF
Oct 1 at Baylor - -
Oct 8 vs. Texas Tech - -
Oct 15 at TCU - -
Oct 22 vs. Texas - -
Oct 29 at Kansas State - -
Nov 5 at Kansas - -
Nov 12 vs. Iowa State - -
Nov 19 at Oklahoma - -
Nov 26 vs. West Virginia - -
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