Oklahoma State vs. UTSA Prediction, Game Preview

    Oklahoma State vs. UTSA prediction and game preview. The No. 25 Cowboys look to start the season 3-0 as they host the Roadrunners in Stillwater.

    September 15, 2015

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    The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to sweep their non-conference schedule when the UTSA Roadrunners visit Stillwater on Saturday. We break the game down below in the Oklahoma State vs. UTSA prediction and game preview.

    Oklahoma State vs. UTSA Prediction & Preview

    Broadcast

    Date: Saturday, September 19
    Game Time: 3:30 ET
    Venue: Boone Pickens Stadium (Stillwater, OK)
    Network: Fox Sports 1

    Why You Need To Care

    Oklahoma State is winning, even if it failed to pitch a complete game against either Central Michigan or Central Arkansas. The Cowboys will need to use this week’s matchup with UTSA to begin operating with more efficiency, especially on offense, because a Week 4 trip to Texas looms large. The Roadrunners came back to Earth following a valiant opening day effort versus Arizona, fading in the fourth quarter against Kansas State, 30-3.

    Why UTSA Will Win

    The Roadrunners want to recapture the form it had in Week 1, when QB Blake Bogenschutz pegged Arizona for 332 yards and two touchdown passes. UTSA showed an offensive spark that could challenge an Oklahoma State squad that’s been stumbling on third downs and in the red zone.

    Why Oklahoma State Will Win

    UTSA got exposed by the Kansas State defense a week ago. The Cowboys are capable of doing the same thing in Week 3. The Cowboys have yielded just a pair of touchdowns in two games, and the defensive line, led by Jimmy Bean and Emmanuel Ogbah, is going to be in Bogenschutz’s face all afternoon.

    Player Who Matters

    Cowboy QB Mason Rudolph is beginning to maximize the tools at his disposal. Oklahoma State is littered with playmakers on the outside, like David Glidden, Marcell Ateman and Brandon Sheperd. OSU receivers are averaging 14.5 yards per reception, and their explosiveness will create headaches for a middling UTSA defensive backfield.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    The real UTSA emerged in Manhattan, a team incapable of keeping pace with a Big 12 squad for 60 minutes. Like Kansas State, Oklahoma State will silence the Roadrunner offense, while Rudolph continues to improve as the offensive conductor. PK Ben Grogan will again be too busy, but OSU will survive without much of a second-half challenge.

    Oklahoma State vs. UTSA Score Prediction

    Final: Oklahoma State 45, UTSA 13, Line: Oklahoma State -23.5, o/u: 55.5


    Must See Rating:
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