Friday’s Den: Big X football knowledge

Baylor
— 6 starters back on offense, 6 on defense
— 119 starts back on offensive line; soph QB has 2 starts
— Aranda is is 5-2 ATS as a home favorite, 1-3 as a road favorite.
— Since 2017, they’re 28-19 ATS in conference games.
— Last four years, they’re 21-9 ATS coming off a win
— 4-1 SU in last five bowls (underdog in all five games)

Iowa State
— 5 starters back on offense, 3 on defense
— 66 starts back on offensive line; will be QB (have no I-A experience at QB)
— Under Campbell, they’re 18-9-2 ATS as an underdog, 9-3-1 at home
— Since 2018, they’re 9-13 ATS as a home favorite.
— 20-8-1 ATS last 29 games coming off a loss.
— lost three of last four bowl games.

Kansas
— 9 starters back on offense, 8 on defense
— 89 starts back on offensive line; both returning QB’s have 9 starts
— last 10 years, Kansas is 18-99 SU
— last three years, they’re 0-4 ATS as a favorite.
— Leipold is 12-6 ATS as a home underdog, 8-14-1 as a road dog.
— won 4 of last 5 bowl games, but their last bowl was 2008. 

Kansas State
— 7 starters back on offense, 7 on defense
— 50 starts back on offensive line; senior QB had 38 starts at Nebraska
— Last three years, K-State is 23-13 ATS
— Last three years, they’re 6-2 ATS as a home underdog.
— 13-6 ATS in last 19 games coming off a loss.
— won three of last four bowls; favorites are 4-1 ATS in their last five bowls.

Oklahoma
— 5 starters back on offense, 5 on defense
— 125 starts back on offensive line; soph QB had 25 starts at UCF
— New coach was the DC at Clemson.
— Last 10 years, they’re 107-24 SU
— Since 2015, they’re 26-16 ATS as a home favorite.
— covered five of last seven games as an underdog.
— average total in their last five bowls; 85.2.

Oklahoma State
— 7 starters back on offense, 4 on defense
— 55 starts back on offensive line; junior QB has 32 starts
— since 2015, they’re 0-3 ATS as a road underdog.
— since 2016, they’re 14-5-1 ATS coming off a loss.
— Coach Gundy is 77-51-5 ATS as a favorite.
— 4-1 SU last five bowls (5-0 ATS), scoring 32.6 ppg.

Texas
— 7 starters back on offense, 7 on defense
— 72 starts back on offensive line; QB’s have very little experience
— went 32-18 SU with Herman as HC; went 5-7 with Sarkisian LY.
— since 2014, they’re 5-10 ATS as a road underdog.
— In his career, Sarkisian is 9-18 ATS as a road underdog
— won last four bowls, were underdog in three of them

TCU
— 10 starters back on offense, 8 on defense
— 113 starts back on offensive line; junior QB has 29 starts
— Dykes is 71-63 SU, coaching three different schools.
— Last four years, TCU is 15-21 SU in conference games.
— since 2016, they’re 6-20-2 ATS as a home favorite.
— 2-8 ATS last 10 games as a road underdog.
— won 3 of last 4 bowls SU

Texas Tech
— 6 starters back on offense, 6 on defense
— 124 starts back on offensive line; junior QB had 11 starts at Oregon
— Last year was their first winning season since 2015.
— Since 2015, they’re 13-7-1 ATS as a home favorite.
— Last three years, they’re 4-7 ATS as a road underdog.
— Last five years, Tech was 4-5 ATS in Big X games every year.
— Last year was their first bowl since 2017.

West Virginia
— 7 starters back on offense, 4 on defense
— have 107 starts back on offensive line; all five starters are back
— QB is JT Daniels, who previously played at USC/Georgia.
— Last three years, WVU is 17-18 SU.
— Last two years, they’re 6-2 ATS as a home favorite, 0-3 as road favorite.
— Last four seasons, they’re 5-10 ATS coming off a win.
— 1-4 SU/0-5 ATS in last five bowls.

Author: Armadillo Sports

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