NCAAF Predictions: #8 Oklahoma State vs #13 TCU Vegas Odds, Picks and Preview (Week 7)

  • Oklahoma State outlasted Texas Tech last week, winning 41-31.
  • The Horned Frogs defeated #19 Kansas on the road, 38-31.
  • These two teams last met on November 13, 2021, in a game the Cowboys won 63-17.

If you’re looking for the best NCAAF predictions for the Oklahoma State vs TCU game – look no further! – Vegas Odds has you covered.

This Week 7 game features a matchup between the 5-0 Cowboys and the 5-0 Horned Frogs.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs TCU Horned Frogs Schedule

  • When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 3:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
  • How to Watch: ABC

Oklahoma State vs TCU Vegas Odds

Game Preview

Oklahoma State Equally Tough This Year

After finishing last season with a 12-2 record and the #7 ranking in the country, Oklahoma State is off to an equally good start this year. Once again, the defense has been major for them, a rarity for the Big-12 conference, which has given the Cowboys the edge over the competition for the past two seasons. That being said, there seems to be some defensive regression from last year. They gave up 44 points to Central Michigan in the opener, and most recently 31 points to Texas Tech. Nonetheless, they are 5-0 to start the year.

Oklahoma State's Spencer Sanders (3) fakes out the defense before running the ball into the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. OSU won 41-31.

Osu Vs Texas Tech
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When the defense has floundered, they’ve been bailed out by senior quarterback Spencer Sanders, who currently ranks 19th in the country in QBR. Sanders is having another strong year, with a 12-2 TD/INT ratio through the air, as well as 6 rushing touchdowns.

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Oklahoma State will need both their offense and defense to be at their best against a red-hot TCU team that has been playing ranked-team killer over the past few weeks. This is only the 2nd road game of the season for Oklahoma State, and their toughest test so far.

TCU Proving Doubters Wrong

The Horned Frogs are off to their best start since 2017. They improved to 5-0 on the season with a 38-31 win on the road against #19 Kansas. That win came off the heels of a 55-24 win over then-ranked #18 Oklahoma. Despite being projected to finish 7th in the conference by the Big-12’s preseason media poll, TCU has made a real claim as the best team in the conference thus far. In terms of rankings, that honor is owned by Oklahoma State, who TCU will have the opportunity this week to directly defeat and overtake.

Oct 8, 2022; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) throws a pass during the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

TCU is led by senior quarterback Max Duggan, who is having his best season yet. Duggan has improved his numbers across each year with the Horned Frogs. He’s taken that to a new level this season, currently ranking 5th in all of college football in QBR. Duggan has completed over 73% of his passes, with a 14-1 TD/INT ratio. WR Quentin Johnston, who is currently projected as a 1st-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, had a huge game against Kansas, finishing with 14 catches for 206 yards and a touchdown.

Oklahoma State vs TCU Prediction & Pick

The winner of this game will become the front-runner to win the Big-12 conference, and likely close to a top-5 ranking. Both teams are capable of winning, but the recent performances by the Horned Frogs have me leaning in their direction. TCU’s embarrassment of Oklahoma and road victory over Kansas proved they have what it takes to beat ranked teams, and a defensive minded Oklahoma State team should be no different. Home-field advantage is icing on the cake for the Horned Frogs, who I see improving to 6-0 here.

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Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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