NCAAF

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears

Oklahoma State
Cowboys
3 - 0
Baylor
Bears
3 - 1
October 01, 2022, 3:30 PM EDT
 | McLane Stadium

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Oklahoma State
Cowboys
3 - 0
Baylor
Bears
3 - 1
October 01, 2022, 3:30 PM EDT
 | McLane Stadium
  • Big 12 conference action heats up Saturday as the undefeated Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) visit the Baylor Bears (3-1, 3-1) in a key Week 4 matchup. The Cowboys remained unbeaten with a lopsided 63-7 victory over the FCS Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions as massive 54.5-point chalk. Meanwhile, the Bears opened their conference schedule by knocking off Iowa State 31-24 as 2.5-point road underdogs. 

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    Oklahoma State vs Baylor Sportsbook Odds

    On the heels of their upset victory over the Cyclones, the Baylor Bears have gained momentum at the sportsbooks, where they have climbed to 2.5-point home favorites since Sportsbook as slim 1-point chalk. The total has been on the decline since Sportsbook at 56, dipping to its current position at 54.5.

    Saturday afternoon’s matchup will mark the third meeting between these rivals since October 2021. The teams split their two meetings last season, capped by the Bears’ 21-16 upset victory in the Big 12 championship game as 7-point road underdogs. Overall, Baylor has taken seven of 11 from the Cowboys, including four of five on home turf.

    The Cowboys have emerged as the highest-scoring team in the nation during their 3-0 start, averaging 51.7 points per game. However, they have seen the OVER pay out just twice in their first three games and six times in their past 13 overall.

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    Cowboys Scoring Early And Often

    The Cowboys scored at will in last week’s date with Arkansas-Pine Bluff, compiling a 49-7 lead by halftime and coasting the rest of the way. That fast start featured touchdowns resulting from a blocked punt and a blocked field-goal attempt. However, the team also gave up the ball on a fumble and an interception, the latter which the Golden Lions converted into their lone score of the game.

    Apart from spotting Arizona State a brief 3-0 lead in their 34-17 win in Week 2, the Cowboys have not trailed this season. Plenty of credit must go to quarterback Spencer Sanders, who has connected on 10 touchdown passes against just one pick while adding three scoring runs.

    Dominic Richardson has spearheaded the Cowboys’ ground attack. The junior rusher was used sparingly in last week’s win over the Golden Lions after compiling 131 yards and rushing for his second score of the season in the team’s Week 2 win over Arizona State.

    Bears Benefit From Early-Season Loss To BYU

    Chastened by a 26-20 double-overtime road loss to BYU in Week 2, the Bears responded with a steady performance in last week’s victory over Iowa State. Baylor seized the momentum by scoring first and successfully stymied the Cyclones’ bid to set the pace with a pair of second-quarter scores that gave them a lead they would not relinquish.

    The Bears’ business-like approach comes in stark contrast to their date with BYU in which they struggled to contain a scrappy Cougars offense that took advantage of the limited opportunities they were provided. 

    The BYU defense also caused headaches for Blake Shapen, racking up four sacks and allowing the Bears signal-caller to complete just one pass the rest of the way after Baylor tied the game in the second quarter.

    Oklahoma State: Keys To Win

    Now faced with their toughest opponent so far this season, the Cowboys must prove their early-season scoring explosion is no fluke. That means doing a better job of setting the tone, something that they struggled to do against Arizona State. The Cowboys also need Spencer Sanders to shake off his historical struggles vs Baylor – he has thrown 10 picks and only five touchdown passes over four career appearances against the Bears.

    Baylor: Keys To Win

    The challenge facing the Bears is to maintain the momentum gained from last week’s win at Iowa State. Shapen’s ability to lead the offense to scores in each of their first three possessions set the Cyclones back on their heels, while a pair of timely interceptions after recess sealed the win. However, the Bears can’t afford to underestimate a Cowboys pass defense that has piled up nine sacks and four picks to date.

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    Shark Bites
    • Oklahoma State is 12-2-1 ATS in its last 15 games.
    • Baylor is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 Saturday home games.
    • The UNDER is 6-1 in the past 7 meetings.

Odds

Saturday, October 1 Sat Oct 1


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+1
-110
+110
o56
-110
-1
-110
-130
u56
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+2.5
-105
+120
o56
-113
-2.5
-115
-140
u56
-107

Edge Finder

12.92
Total Score
10.92
87.00
Passing Yards
54.92
163.33
Rushing Yards
234.67
25:14
Time on Field
30:45
74.00
Number of Plays
71.00
6.91
Yards Per Play
6.40
12.92
Total Score
10.92
3.67
First Quarter
2.33
5.50
Second Quarter
2.83
1.42
Third Quarter
2.33
2.33
Fourth Quarter
3.42
87.00
Passing Yards
54.92
39.00
Pass Attempts
27.67
6.17
Pass Completions
4.75
0.25
Sacks
0.50
1.33
Sack Yards
2.33
14.11
Yards Per Pass
11.56
163.33
Rushing Yards
234.67
35.00
Rush Attempts
43.33
4.67
Yards Per Rush
5.42
0.17
Interceptions
0.08
0.33
Fumbles
0.17
0.08
Fumbles Lost
0.17
0.25
Total Turnovers
0.25
1.17
Penalties
2.25
11.17
Penalty Yards
20.58
25:14
Time on Field
30:45
74.00
Number of Plays
71.00
6.91
Yards Per Play
6.40
1.50
Punts
0.92
43.08
Punt Average
41.47
22.75
Return Yards
22.25

Head To Head

OKST
Stat Type BAY
4-6
Record
6-4
5-5
ATS
5-5
4-6
O/U
4-6
33.50
Score
28.00
181.00
Rush Yds
177.70
36.00
Pass Attempts
30.40
61.39
Completion %
57.89
319.50
Passing Yds
248.10
500.5
Total Yds
425.8
2.10
Turnovers
1.70
OKST
Stat Type BAY
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
0-3
O/U
0-3
27.33
Score
12.67
183.33
Rush Yds
79.67
33.33
Pass Attempts
29.67
65.00
Completion %
60.67
264.00
Passing Yds
146.33
447.33
Total Yds
226
3.00
Turnovers
0.67
Dec 4/21 (1 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Home
Away
16
Score
21
-7
ATS
+7
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
70
Rush Yds
62
47
Pass Attempts
28
68.09
Completion %
82.14
263
Passing Yds
180
333
Total Yds
242
4
Turnovers
2
Oct 2/21 (2 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Home
Away
24
Score
14
-4
ATS
+4
47 o
O/U
47 u
219
Rush Yds
107
23
Pass Attempts
27
56.52
Completion %
48.15
182
Passing Yds
173
401
Total Yds
280
3
Turnovers
0
Dec 12/20 (3 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Away
Home
42
Score
3
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
261
Rush Yds
70
30
Pass Attempts
34
66.67
Completion %
52.94
347
Passing Yds
86
608
Total Yds
156
2
Turnovers
0
Oct 19/19 (4 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Home
Away
27
Score
45
-6
ATS
+6
68.5 o
O/U
68.5 u
281
Rush Yds
224
36
Pass Attempts
17
61.11
Completion %
76.47
188
Passing Yds
312
469
Total Yds
536
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 3/18 (5 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Away
Home
31
Score
35
-6
ATS
+6
68.5 o
O/U
68.5 u
212
Rush Yds
244
42
Pass Attempts
26
59.52
Completion %
53.85
311
Passing Yds
158
523
Total Yds
402
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 14/17 (6 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Home
Away
59
Score
16
-26
ATS
+26
67.5 o
O/U
67.5 u
276
Rush Yds
219
33
Pass Attempts
36
60.61
Completion %
38.89
471
Passing Yds
168
747
Total Yds
387
2
Turnovers
3
Sep 24/16 (7 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Away
Home
24
Score
35
+7
ATS
-7
73.5 o
O/U
73.5 u
213
Rush Yds
136
46
Pass Attempts
28
58.70
Completion %
64.29
279
Passing Yds
387
492
Total Yds
523
4
Turnovers
2
Nov 21/15 (8 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Home
Away
35
Score
45
+3
ATS
-3
76.5 o
O/U
76.5 u
8
Rush Yds
304
51
Pass Attempts
31
54.90
Completion %
54.84
433
Passing Yds
396
441
Total Yds
700
0
Turnovers
3
Nov 22/14 (9 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Away
Home
28
Score
49
+33
ATS
-33
67.5 o
O/U
67.5 u
116
Rush Yds
317
25
Pass Attempts
29
52.00
Completion %
62.07
281
Passing Yds
262
397
Total Yds
579
2
Turnovers
2
Nov 23/13 (10 of 10)
OKST
Stat Type BAY
Home
Away
49
Score
17
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
78.5 o
O/U
78.5 u
154
Rush Yds
94
27
Pass Attempts
48
77.78
Completion %
58.33
440
Passing Yds
359
594
Total Yds
453
0
Turnovers
3

Team Records

OKST
Record BAY
3-0
All
3-1
3-0
Home
2-0
0-0
Away
1-1
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
ATS
3-1
2-1
ATS Home
2-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
O/U
2-2
2-1
O/U Home
1-1
0-0
O/U Away
1-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
OKST
Record BAY
0-0
All
1-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
1-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
OKST
Record BAY
3-0
All
3-1
3-0
Home
2-0
0-0
Away
1-1
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
ATS
3-1
2-1
ATS Home
2-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
O/U
2-2
2-1
O/U Home
1-1
0-0
O/U Away
1-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

2:30pm Sunny
28ºC / 83ºF
24% Humidity
0% Precipitation
0% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 3
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Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Brendon EversDTIs out for season, Personal
Tyler LacyDEIs "?" Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Undisclosed
Spencer SandersQBIs OUT Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Transferred
Thomas HarperCBIs "?" Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Undisclosed
Tom HuttonPIs "?" Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Undisclosed
Langston AndersonWRIs OUT Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Transferred
Trace FordDEIs "?" Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Undisclosed
Dominic RichardsonRBIs downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Transferred
Jaden BrayWRIs out for season, Undisclosed
Blaine GreenWRIs "?" Tuesday vs Wisconsin, Undisclosed
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 17, 2022UAPB63-7W-54.5/64.5-W/O168370538811492302
Sep 10, 2022ARZST34-17W-11.5/58.5-W/U1972684651312233540
Sep 1, 2022CMU58-44W-20.5/58-L/O125406531122424546-1
Jan 1, 2022ND37-35W-1/45-W/O234371605425095510
Dec 4, 2021BAY16-21L-7/45.5-L/U70263333621802422
Nov 27, 2021OU37-33W-4/50.5-P/O1402143541892524411
Nov 20, 2021TTECH23-0W-10/55-W/U1882394272583108-1
Nov 13, 2021TCU63-17W-11.5/54-W/O4472356821081652732
Nov 6, 2021WVU24-3W-3.5/48.5-W/U10318228517116133-1
Oct 30, 2021KU55-3W-29/54.5-W/O2922435359944143-3
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 24, 2022IAST31-24W+2.5/45-W/O12323836166284350-2
Sep 17, 2022TXST42-7W-30/53-W/U293208501821862682
Sep 10, 2022BYU20-26L+2.5/55-L/U152137289832833660
Sep 3, 2022ALBY69-10W-42.5/45.5-W/O25931457387150237-1
Jan 1, 2022MISS21-7W+1/60.5-W/U27940319148184332-2
Dec 4, 2021OKST21-16W+7/45.5-W/U6218024270263333-2
Nov 27, 2021TTECH27-24W-14/51.5-L/U180254434124262386-2
Nov 20, 2021KANST20-10W+2.5/49.5-W/U174213387105158263-1
Nov 13, 2021OU27-14W+4/63-W/U296117413781822600
Nov 6, 2021TCU28-30L-7.5/57-L/O179214393944685621
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