Oklahoma State vs. Central Michigan College Football Picks: Back Cowboys to Cover Large Spread Against Chippewas

Joe Gavazzi

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:44 PM UTC

Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015 10:44 PM UTC

We look at the Oklahoma State vs. Central Michigan game for our Crusher of the Week College Football Pick. This preview will be a blend of statistical, situational and technical analysis that will result in an outstanding opportunity for you to cash a winning ticket.

Oklahoma State (-24) at Central Michigan - 7:00 ET ESPNU
For this week's CFB Crusher of the Week, look for this dominating favorite to either Double Rush their opponent (a 75% chance of point spread success) or run and pass for 200+ yards (200 Club, A 74% point spread winner). Here is this week’s winner for your college football picks.

A vastly improved and very experienced Oklahoma State team, from the explosive Big 12 Conference looks to carry over their momentum from last season and make an opening week statement that they are a viable contender for Big 12 supremacy. Last season, the Cowboys had just 8 RS. Prospects for their season looked dim when they carried a 5-6 SU record into their rivalry game with Oklahoma last December 6th. They had just lost 5 consecutive games by margins of 33 at TCU, 24 to WVU, 34 at Kansas State, 21 vs. Texas and 21 at Baylor. But, the Cowboys, as rivalry 20 point road dog on the college football odds at Oklahoma, rose up for a 38-35 upset. They parlayed that success into a January 2nd Bowl victory vs. Washington by a score of 30-22.  That provides Oklahoma St. solid momentum, as they enter the 2015 season. Now, with 17 RS and only 19 lost lettermen, look for 11th year HC Gundy to return the Cowboys to a potential double-digit victory season. Behind sophomore QB Mason Rudolph, the explosive Cowboy attack will return to the form that saw them average 45 PPG in the 3 previous years combined. It all starts tonight against a rebuilding Central Michigan team.  

After 5 years at the helm of the Chips, former Head Coach Enos bolted Mt. Pleasant for a job as the OC at Arkansas. This, despite the fact, that he led the Chips to a winning season last year. It culminated with one of the most exciting Bowl games ever played, a 49-48 loss vs. W. Kentucky. Now, the Chips hand the reins to 1st year Head Coach Bonamego, a CMU alumni who just completed a 16-year NFL career as Special Teams coach.  Though the majority of the recruiting class has remained, it looks like a rebuilding year for the Chips. In the 3 previous years, CMU benefited from 15 or more returning starters. This year, only 11 starters return in what could kindly be termed a rebuilding year.  With a brutal 1st half schedule (excluding Monmouth next week), it will be no surprise if the Chips have dug themselves a major hole by mid-October.

In what could only kindly be referred to as the Crusher of the Week, expect a dominating 4 TD or more victory by the Cowboys, as they re-establish themselves as a Big 12 power with whom the rest of the league must reckon.  In so doing, they will improve to 18-10 ATS as road chalk, while the Chips fall to 1-9 ATS as home dog of late.

College Football Pick: Oklahoma State -23.5 at Bookmaker

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