Free Week 5 Prediction: Longhorns vs Cyclones Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-2) Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones (2-1)
Date: Thursday, September 28th
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Texas -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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It’s a Big 12 showdown on Thursday night to kick off week five of the college football season, and what a big game this one is.
The Texas Longhorns look to kick off the Big 12 slate on the right foot when they travel to Ames to take on the Iowa State Cyclones.
The Longhorns won the game last year by a final score of 27-6.
The Texas Longhorns have had a troublesome start to the season, coming into this game with a 1-2 record, but they have been playing a little better as of late.
After losing to Maryland in the first game they played San Jose State Spartans in the second game and they dominated the game winning by a final score of 56-0.
In their last game they played USC and even though they lost that might have been the most impressive game of the season for the team.
They stuck with them all game and had a chance to win the game, but came up just short losing the game by a final score of 27-24.
The one big positive for this team coming into this game is they had a bye in week four, so they had a chance to not only get healthy, but really game plan for the Cyclones.
This isn’t the same Cyclones team as years past so the Longhorns really need to take this game seriously.
They can’t just think they will come into Ames and roll this team, because if they come in with that attitude they will be the team leaving town with a loss.
Iowa State Cyclones
On the other side of this match up is the Iowa State Cyclones who come into this game with a 2-1 record, and it really could be 3-0 if they had just made a couple more plays down the stretch against their rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes.
But this Cyclones team knows that they are better them teams in the past, and come into this game with a lot of confidence.
In their last game they played the Akron Zips, a team that aren’t a bunch of slouches and they came out ahead by the final score of 41-14.
The Cyclones are led by Junior quarterback Jacob Park who comes into this game having thrown for 935 yards and eight touchdowns.
In the last game against the Zips he threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns.
To win this game the defense needs to play well in this game. The Longhorns have a lot of weapons all over the field, especially if Shane Buechele is back at quarterback for Longhorns.
The Cyclones also really need to get out to a fast start in this game. They are expecting a big crowd in this game, and they need to make sure they have full support early.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 9-1 in TEX last 10 games overall.
- Under is 8-1 in TEX last 9 games on grass.
- Under is 25-9 in TEX last 34 conference games.
- ISU are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass.
- ISU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
I think the Iowa State Cyclones will get out to a fast start in this game, but I think they will falter down the stretch again in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State +5.5
The Longhorns will make a few big plays down the stretch to win the game, but the Cyclones will keep it close enough to cover.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Texas 31 – Iowa State 28
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