Oklahoma State Cowboys College Football Betting
The coaching carousel has been a wild ride for several top programs. And the Wisconsin Badgers may have snagged the leading candidate of them all. Luke Fickell was hired away from the Cincinnati Bearcats to modernize the Badgers program. It was a stunning twist after it was assumed the defensive coordinator and interim head coach Jim Leonhard was thought to be the front-runner. Wisconsin made more news less than a week later when 3-year starting quarterback Graham Mertz entered the transfer portal. Thus, there is a lot of uncertainty with the Badgers heading into their Guarantee Rate Rate Bowl matchup against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
NCAA Football Betting Odds
Oklahoma State Cowboys +3
Wisconsin Badgers -3
Oklahoma State Cowboys Weekly Matchup
On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten Conference will face the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Kickoff time is 10:15 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Both teams are coming off disappointing seasons. Wisconsin has slightly more brand cache as a perennial Big Ten bowl participant. But Oklahoma State is not far behind as a regular bowl program as well.
Last game, the Wisconsin Badgers lost 23-16 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers as 3-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 37. Wisconsin has a record of 6-6 straight up, 5-7 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Wisconsin ranks 91st for total offense, 112th for passing, 53rd for rushing and 78th for scoring. Defensively they rank 13th overall, 29th against the pass, 12th against the rush, and 27th for points allowed. Also, Wisconsin ranks 45th for fewest turnovers lost and 14th for takeaways.
Minnesota retained possession of Paul Bunyan's Axe, which goes to the winner of this annual matchup. The Gophers also tied the most-played Football Bowl Subdivision rivalry - these two Big Ten foes have been facing each other since 1890 - at 62-62-8.
Wisconsin fell to 4-3 under Leonhard, who was promoted from defensive coordinator after the firing of Paul Chryst. Leonhard was passed over for Luke Fickell as the new permanent head coach. Wisconsin, which had come back from a 13-6 deficit to take a 16-13 lead late in the third quarter, couldn't rally a second time.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Weekly Recap
Last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys lost 24-19 against the West Virginia Mountaineers as 5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 60.5. Oklahoma State has a record of 7-5 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Oklahoma State ranks 46th for total offense, 20th for passing, 93rd for rushing and 44th for scoring. Defensively they rank 115th overall, 114th against the pass, 93rd against the rush, and 97th for points allowed. Also, Oklahoma State ranks 34th for fewest turnovers lost and 35th for takeaways.
Jaylen Anderson ran for 155 yards and two touchdowns, and West Virginia defeated Oklahoma State. Anderson, a redshirt freshman, had rushed for 120 yards all season before the game. But he broke loose for touchdown runs of 54 and 57 yards during a three-minute span in the third quarter to give the Mountaineers momentum.
Oklahoma State freshman Ollie Gordon ran for a season-best 136 yards and a touchdown. Garret Rangel started at quarterback for the Cowboys in place of Spencer Sanders, who has dealt with injuries throughout the season. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said it's hard to know when Sanders will be available.
Rangel passed for just 178 yards and was sacked four times, but the Cowboys still had a chance to win late. Oklahoma State took over trailing 24-19 with 1:29 remaining, but Rangel threw four straight incomplete passes. Oklahoma State led 10-7 at halftime as the teams produced just 301 combined yards.
2022 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule
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