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TTU-OKST Has Largest Total In NCAAF History

Two of the best passing offenses in the nation meet at Boone Pickens Stadium when the Oklahoma State Cowboys host the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. With both teams averaging over 40 points per game, books have set the total for the contest at a ridiculous 89.5 as of Wednesday. The total of 89.5 is tied with the highest college football total in our database.

The opening total hit the market at 84.0, but books were quick to jump that line the 5.5 points from the initial listing.

There have been 10 games with closing totals of 84.0 or higher in our database, with five of them coming this season. Of those five games, three went OVER with Texas Tech vs Stephen F. Austin finishing just one point below the closing total of 87.0.

In general, the 10 games with a closing total of 84.5 or higher have seen the OVER go 7-3 with an average combined score of 96.5 points per game.  

Just this season, Texas Tech has been a part of four of the highest eight totals we have in our database. Those four games – all of which had a closing total of 85.0 or higher – saw the total split with two OVERs and two UNDERs. The Red Raiders offense has averaged 46.2 ppg this season, the fourth-highest in the nation, while their defense is giving up an abysmal 41.8 ppg.

Oklahoma State enters this contest riding a five-game winning streak that has seen them average 42.2 points. Over that same span, the Cowboys have surrendered just 27.9 ppg, but they have only faced one team that ranks in the top 40 in scoring during those five outings.

Highest Closing Totals in NCAAF History
DateAwayHomeClosing TotalFinal ScoreO/U
12/11/16Texas TechOklahoma State89.5??
03/10/15BaylorTexas Tech88.598O
01/12/12Oklahoma StateBaylor88.075U
29/10/16Texas TechTCU87.551U
04/09/16Texas TechStephen F. Austin87.086U
29/09/12BaylorWest Virginia85.0133O
04/09/16Arizona StateCal85.092O
22/10/16OklahomaTexas Tech85.0125O
16/11/13Texas TechBaylor84.597O
26/09/15TCUTexas Tech84107O