Oklahoma State Cowboys College Football Betting
After a 2-2 start, Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy had a bye week, and he put it to good use. Gundy’s Pokes were struggling at the quarterback position. So Gundy decided to commit to running the football. As a result, Oklahoma State ended up in the Big 12 championship game against the Texas Longhorns. It was no contest. Texas bombed Oklahoma State out of the game early. Now Oklahoma State prepares for its Texas Bowl matchup against the Texas A&M Aggies.
College Football Betting Lines
Texas A&M Aggies -3.5
Oklahoma State Cowboys +3.5
Money Line: Texas A&M -165, Oklahoma State +144
Oklahoma State Cowboys Weekly Matchup
On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, the Texas A&M Aggies of the SEC will face the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kickoff time is 9 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Last game, the Texas A&M Aggies lost 42-30 against the LSU Tigers as 10.5-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 66. Texas A&M has a record of 7-5 straight up, 5-6-1 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Texas A&M ranks 54th for total offense, 42nd for passing, 89th for rushing and 26th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 10th overall, 21st against the pass, 18th against the rush, and 33rd for points allowed. Also, Texas A&M ranks 30th for fewest turnovers lost and 114th for takeaways.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Weekly Recap
Last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys lost 49-21 against the Texas Longhorns as 14.5-point dogs. The game went over the total of 58. Oklahoma State has a record of 9-4 straight up, 7-6 against the spread, and 7-6 over/under the total. Oklahoma State ranks 42nd for total offense, 38th for passing, 67th for rushing and 55th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 124th overall, 125th against the pass, 106th against the rush, and 94th for points allowed. Also, Oklahoma State ranks 44th for fewest turnovers lost and 37th for takeaways.
The Longhorns' defense did not allow Oklahoma State to broach the 200-yard barrier until the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter. By that time, Texas was ahead by five touchdowns. The Longhorns outgained Oklahoma State 662-281 in the victory.
Oklahoma State quarterback Alan Bowman threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns, but star running back Ollie Gordon, the Big 12's offensive player of the year, managed only 34 yards on 13 carries.
Quinn Ewers passed for a record 452 yards and four touchdowns, and Texas' defense did the rest in a 49-21 shellacking of Oklahoma State in the Big 12 championship game in Arlington, Texas.
The Longhorns captured their first Big 12 title since 2009 and successfully bookended their 27 years in the league with championships before an event record 84,523 fans at AT&T Stadium.
Texas will now wait to see if winning its final seven games, beating Alabama on the road, and blowing out Oklahoma State in the title contest is enough to earn it a spot in the College Football Playoff.
2023 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule
|vs. Central Arkansas
|at Arizona State
|vs. South Alabama
|at Iowa State
|vs. Kansas State
|at West Virginia
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have always operated in the shadow of their arch rival Oklahoma Sooners. In fact, the intrastate rivalry between the two schools has been dominated by Oklahoma in a lopsided manner. Oklahoma has a record of 90-19-7 against Oklahoma State.
The future of the Cowboys is more chaotic than ever before. Oklahoma and Texas will move to the SEC by 2024 and break apart from OSU. With the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins leaving the Pac-12 Conference for the Big Ten, a ripple effect of future conference realignment is guaranteed. Where that leaves the Pokes is anyone’s guess.
Oklahoma State has one national championship (1945) with ten conference titles.
Mike Gundy has a career-winning percentage of .675 in 18 seasons as the Oklahoma State head coach. That is the best performance since Pappy Waldorf in the early 1930s. Since 2006, Gundy has led the Cowboys to a bowl game every season. Gundy has led OSU to seven double-digit win seasons in the past 12 years. Since 2008 the Cowboys have finished in the final national top 25 rankings nine times.
Despite operating as the little brother of Oklahoma, the Cowboys have had plenty of great players come through their program. Barry Sanders won the 1988 Heisman Trophy and starred for the Detroit Lions. Other great Cowboys of the past include Mason Rudolph, Matt Fodge, Justin Blackmon, James Washington, and Dan Bailey.
2023 College Football Schedule
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