College Football Pick Missouri at Iowa State 11-20-10

November 17, 2010


#15 Missouri Tigers at Iowa State Cyclones

Saturday November 20, 2010 7:00 PM EST

Line: Missouri -11.5

Missouri snapped their two game losing streak with a 38-28 ┬ávictory over ranked Kansas State. Their 2 game losing streak did come on the road, but I don’t believe there is a ton to worry about in this one. Iowa State came out with a horrible performance last weekend. They got thumped as a 3 point favorite 34-14 at Colorado. Granted Colorado is a good tough team playing at home. The Cyclones have played 5 ranked teams this season and are 1-4.

Stats to consider:

Missouri Tigers:

  • Missouri is 8-2 with a 4-2 Big 12 record.
  • They are 1-2 on the road.
  • Points against per game: 17.5 (10th)
  • Points for per game: 31.5 (37th)
  • Passing yards a game: 250.7 (38th)
  • Rushing yards a game: 160.3 (53rd)

Iowa State Cyclones:

  • The Cyclones are 5-6 with a 3-4 Big 12 record.
  • They are 4-3 at home.
  • Points against per game: 30.2 (88th)
  • Points for per game: 23.6 (86th)
  • Passing yards a game: 173.7 (94th)
  • Rushing yards a game: 142.4 (78th)

What to watch for:

  • Tigers Junior QB Blaine Gabbert has thrown for 2,401 yards 14 TDs and 5 Ints. Gabbert has shown mobility this season as he rushed for 89 yards and a TD last week.
  • Tigers leading rusher Junior RB De’Vion Moore has rushed for 415 yards and 5 TDs this season. Moore has been streaky this year, and I can see him getting 10 carries and a TD in this one. He has only received 10+ carries twice this season.
  • Cyclones RB Alexander Robinson has 848 yards and 9 TDs this season. He also has 190 receiving yards and 1 TD.
  • The Cyclones will be without Senior QB Austen Arnaud, hurting them badly as Arnaud has thrown and ran the ball well.

Almost every football pick comes down to QB play. The Tigers have gotten a great year out of Blaine Gabbert and his success should only continue in this one. The Cyclones will miss Austen Arnaud greatly and their offense should struggle big time against the Tigers top 10 scoring defense. Missouri should roll in this one regardless of this game being the last Iowa State home game.

Free College Football Pick: Missouri -11.5

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