College Football Odds: Texas A&M vs Oklahoma St Week 5

September 29th, 2010 by

texas a&m vs oklahoma stAn easy non-conference schedule at the beginning of the college football betting season can be a rotten team’s best friend. A team can 3-0, even 4-0, during the first few weeks of the season, enter the conference schedule undefeated and may never get another win for the rest of the year. But at least they get a chance to pad the stats and make a few entries in the win column in August and September.

Texas A&M is one of the ‘rotten’ teams and if may not get another win for the rest of the season. And certainly not on Saturday against an upstart Oklahoma State University.

OSU lost most of its offense to graduation and the NFL and is a bit of rebuilding phase with many new faces on the offensive side of the ball. Surprisingly, this offense looks as potent as ever even without Dez Bryant and Zac Robinson.

But Cowboy fans will soon forget the names of those former stars if this year’s starters keep playing at high level in the NCAA football betting action. New starting QB Brandon Weeden has been lights out averaging 325 yards per game passing (2nd best in the country) and was recently named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the week after a monster 409 yards, 6 TDs and 0 INTs in just two quarters of work against Tulsa.

And he’s not the only Offensive Player of Week award winner in this offense as RB Kendall Hunter also won the award two weeks ago for a 257 yard rushing game against Washington State.

Kickoff for this Thursday matchup is set for 7:30 Eastern Time and sbgglobal opened with Oklahoma St as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 66.5.

This seems like a very paltry point spread for the Cowboys against a very bad A&M team. Granted, on paper, the Aggies have some formidable defensive stats. The team has allowed just 4 TDs all season and is giving up just 255.7 yards per game to opposing offenses.

But shutting down Stephen F. Austin and Louisiana Tech is a bit different than trying to shut down the most prolific offense in the Big 12.

OSU is averaging just less than 600 yards per game this season and they should be able to steam roll a very bad Aggies team and easily cover the sports betting spread.

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