The #25 Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-4) finished third in the Big 12 with a conference record of 5-4. The #4 Oklahoma Sooners and #7 Baylor Bears topped the conference with identical 8-1 records. In the Southeastern Conference, the Texas A&M Aggies ended the regular season fourth in the West. Their 4-4 conference mark placed them behind the #1 LSU Tigers (8-0), #13 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-2), and #12 Auburn Tigers (5-3).
2019 Texas Bowl Pick – Regular Season
Texas A&M began their season at 3-2. However, both losses were to top 25 teams. In their second game of the season, #1 Clemson beat the Aggies 24-10, and then in their fourth contest #8 Auburn took them down 28-20. Texas A&M followed with a 31-27 win against Arkansas, which was immediately followed by 47-28 a loss to #1 Alabama. Our 2019 Texas Bowl pick
Notes that this pattern, of losing to nationally-ranked teams, continued throughout the season. After four straight wins, the Aggies finished the season with losses to #4 Georgia and #2 LSU.
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Texas A&M Aggies – Stats
On defense, Oklahoma State allowed opponents 27.0 PPG. Total defensive yards came to 418.1 PG with 267.1 YPG in the air and 151.0 YPG on the ground. The Aggies gave up 22.7 PPG and 340.8 YPG. Of those total offensive yards, 211.7 were passing and 129.1 were rushing.
Oklahoma State at Texas A&M – Players
The OSU rush attack is powerful; however, they do have quarterback questions. We do like their passing defense. The Aggies bring a fine air attack to this game. Their running game is good. The Texas A&M defense is solid and can be stingy.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
The OSU defense has 52 PD and 12 INTs, which include two pick-six takeaways. Of the seven forced fumbles, they’ve recovered four. The D has also posted 27 sacks. Safety Kolby Harvell-Peel has 13 PD, five INTs, and two FF. LB Amen Ogbongbemiga has 88 total tackles and four sacks, while safety Malcolm Rodriguez leads the team with 57 solo tackles, 94 total tackles, four PD, and one interception.
Texas A&M Aggies
The Texas A&M Aggies have posted 25 sacks, 10 INTs, and 47 PD. DL Justin Madubuike bring 5.5 sacks to the game while LB Buddy Johnson leads the club with 71 total tackles. LB Charles Oliver, who’s defended 14 passes, rovers the secondary with surety.
Five Keys to the Game
Our 2019 Texas Bowl pick notes the following five keys to this bowl game:
- OSU RB Hubbard is a TD machine. Can he be stopped?
- Aggies receiving unit is deep
- Cowboys offer a tough pass D
- Texas A&M QB Mond is accurate
- Oklahoma State QB Brown is questionable
Our 2019 Texas Bowl Pick
Our 2019 Texas Bowl pick does like the over in this game. We can see both teams scoring 21-plus points. Bet the over at 53.5. We also like OSU at +6.5. If they can establish their running game, OSU will keep close to Texas A&M.