Over/Under: Five thoughts on OSU’s regular season finale against West Virginia

STILLWATER – We’ve kicked off a new game week series here at Pokes Report called Over/Under. It will be five topics with an over/under attached to them. You then leave your predictions in the comments below on how you think they’ll turn out.

November has not been kind to the Cowboys as they are 1-2 and will try to bounce back from last weekend’s 28-13 loss to OU as the West Virginia Mountaineers make their way to Stillwater. The Cowboys will look to finish the regular season with an 8-4 record as the Mountaineers come off with a 48-31 loss to K-State last weekend to move to 4-7 on the season and 2-6 in Big 12 to go. Play.

Our first Over/Under will be OSU offensive distance: over/under 300 yards

Despite starting the season strong and playing Big 12, the Cowboys have really struggled to move the ball over the past month. The offensive line is broken and struggling with the blocks, while Dominic Richardson starts running back and also dealing with some injury problems. Not to mention starting quarterback Spencer Sanders who has been battling a shoulder injury since the middle of the season, which sidelined him for most of November. The Mountaineers average 417.16 yards per game. So, can the Cowboys figure out a way to move the ball on Saturday?

OSU passing touchdowns: over/under two

Going back to the Kansas game to start November, the Cowboys have not scored more than two passing touchdowns in the month. Garret Rangel recorded two against the Jayhawks, Gunnar Gundy and Spencer Sanders recorded two against Iowa State, and Sanders had one against OU. WVU has allowed 22 passing touchdowns this season. Can the Cowboys find a way to erase November’s magic number two?

OSU defense distance: more than / less than 400 meters

Despite the record, West Virginia has been able to move the ball this season as the Mountaineer offense averages 405.5 yards of total offense per game. The Cowboys had a really strong second half against Iowa State last week and an incredible last three quarters against OU. Can the Cowboys keep WVU just below season average?

OSU defensive turnover: more than/less than two

The Cowboy defense has been a turnover machine in recent weeks as they have combined to recover six total turnovers, four interceptions and two fumbles. The Mountaineers have 11 interceptions this year and have lost six fumbles. Can the Cowboys force at least two turnovers?

Logan Ward punting: over/under 44 yards per punt

Logan Ward took over point duties after Tom Hutton’s season-ending injury against Kansas State and has done a very good job. He is currently averaging 46.05 yards per punt on 21 punts since taking over. Can the freshman from Edmond, OK, continue his strong debut?

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