Big 12 2017 Betting
Looking for Big 12 2017 Football Conference betting picks? The Big 12 conference is very top heavy this year with three teams having a realistic chance of winning the title. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and a wildcard in Texas will be the big contenders to be the first ever champion of the Big 12 championship game.
Oklahoma State Cowboys: Big 12 2017 Handicapping
- Head Coach: Mike Gundy
- 2016 Oklahoma State Record: 10-3
- Oklahoma State Odds To Win Big 12: +300
- Oklahoma State Odds to Win NCAA Championship: +4000
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into this season with the second best odds to win the Big 12 Championship, but that doesn’t matter.
At the end of the season they will be the team raising up that trophy.
Reasons Oklahoma State Will Win The Big 12
A good team usually has a really good quarterback, and that is the anchor of the Oklahoma State Cowboys team this year.
Mason Rudolph is back for his Senior year after deciding to not come out of school early to leave the NFL draft. Last year Rudolph threw for 4091 yards and 28 touchdowns and led the team to ten wins.
As impressive as those stats are, the most impressive stat is in the turnover department. In 448 pass attempts last year Rudolph only threw four interceptions.
Targets All Around
To make a good quarterback, you need some good targets to throw the ball too, and Mason Rudolph has plenty of those to go around.
The receiving corps is led by James Washington who might be the best wide receiver in college football. Last year Washington had 71 receptions for 1380 yards and ten touchdowns.
He has no problem stretching the field, and gives Rudolph a deep threat guy on every play.
Behind Washington is Jalen McCleskey and Marcell Ateman who are good secondary receivers. They have a combined 15 touchdowns on their career.
On the defensive side the Oklahoma State Cowboys are very athletic.
The defensive line is the best part of the defense returning all four starters from last year. They also have some underclassmen who should provide great depth and wear teams out over the course of a game.
The rest of the defense is young, but they have a lot of highly recruited guys that should be able to come in right away and compete.
A big key for this team is motivation.
They are one again considered the runner ups to Oklahoma State and Mike Gundy and his players have heard that for long enough.
They know how important that title in the first year of the championship game is, and they will really use that bulletin board material to their advantage.
Mike Gundy is a players coach, and his players seem to buy into almost anything he says. He could tell them they all had to run a marathon and they would probably do it.
He also does a good job of getting the most out of his players. He is an offensive genius and it has shown with the results on offense the last year.
I look for that same success to continue this year under him.
Big 12 2017 Football Conference Betting Prediction: 11-1
Oklahoma State has an easy non conference schedule and I think that will really help them get the offense flowing before conference play.
I think they will have one slip up in conference play and that will result in an 11-1 record and get them a berth in the conference championship game.
In the championship game they will beat whoever they play, Oklahoma probably and get the title.
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