2021 College Football Week 13 Preview, Odds and Picks
The final full week of the 2021 college football regular season is here already – there will be a few regular-season games in Week 14 but mostly conference championship games. Let’s break down two big matchups and give our picks for Saturday.
Top 2021 College Football Week 13 Games to Bet On
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2. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
7. Oklahoma State
8. Ole Miss
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Oregon State vs. No. 11 Oregon
- When: Saturday, November 27th, 3:30pm ET
- Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
- 2021 College Football Week 13 Odds: Oregon Ducks -7
It’s a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff Saturday on ESPN and the renewal of the Civil War. The Pac-12 North Division title and a date with Utah in the conference title game is potentially on the line. Oregon’s chances of reaching the College Football Playoff went away last week in a blowout loss to the Utes, but the Ducks would get a rematch in the Pac-12 title game simply by beating Oregon State. The only way Oregon State can win the North is if Washington beats Washington State on Friday – which is very possible – and then the Beavers win this game.
Washington State needs to beat Washington at Husky Stadium on Friday, then needs Oregon State to beat Oregon. If that happens, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State would tie for first place with conference records of 6-3, and the Cougars would go to the championship game thanks to a tiebreaker.
Oregon has been devastated at receiver of late and will be looking to a slew of freshman receivers to step up and make plays in light of recent injuries. Johnny Johnson III, Mycah Pittman and Jaylon Redd also recently have been lost either due to injury or transfer. Freshman Dont’e Thornton had to start in last week’s 38-7 loss to Utah, and he had just two receptions for 16 yards. True freshman Troy Franklin and second-year player Kris Hutson also saw significant work.
The Oregon State defense has combined to limit Stanford and Arizona State to 496 yards of total offense over the last two games. The defense held Stanford to 230 yards and Arizona State to 266. Those are the two lowest total offensive outputs by Pac-12 teams against the Beavers during head coach Jonathan Smith’s tenure at Oregon State.
Oregon has won 18 consecutive games at Autzen Stadium, the third-longest active home win streak in the nation behind only Clemson (34) and Cincinnati (26). The Ducks are 21-1 at home under coach Mario Cristobal since the start of the 2018 season, including a 14-1 record in conference home games.
Oregon leads the all-time series vs. Oregon State, 66-48-10, with a 31-23-3 advantage in games played in Eugene. Last year, Chance Nolan, taking his first-ever snap as a Beaver, ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 33 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter for a 41-38 victory for OSU. Jermar Jefferson ran for 226 yards and a touchdown.
The road team is 11-3-1 ATS in the past 15 meetings.
2021 College Football Week 13 Pick: Oregon State
No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 7 Oklahoma State
- When: Saturday, November 27th, 7:30pm ET
- Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
- 2021 College Football Week 13 Odds: Oklahoma State -4.5
It’s a 7:30 PM ET kickoff on ABC. This could be the last-ever Bedlam rivalry game in Stillwater depending on when Oklahoma leaves the Big 12 for the SEC – it could well happen after next season and then this would be it. It’s not likely the rivalry will continue with OU in the SEC because Okie State officials are furious the Sooners left them in the dust.
Oklahoma State already has clinched its first-ever trip to the Big 12 title game. Oklahoma has won it the past four years and would play Oklahoma State in the title game next week again with a victory here or a Baylor loss earlier Saturday. If OU loses and Baylor wins, the Bears earn the spot opposite Oklahoma State. The 20 combined wins for the Sooners and Cowboys are tied for the most ever entering a Bedlam game (both teams were also 10-1 in 2015).
Oklahoma has dominated the Bedlam Series with its 90-18-7 (.813) all-time record against Oklahoma State and is 42-7-5 (.824) in the series in Stillwater. OU has won 16 of the last 18 meetings and is 14-2 against OSU with Mike Gundy as the Cowboys’ head coach. This marks just the fifth time since the 2000 season that OSU is ranked higher in the AP poll than OU at the time of competition. The Sooners won three of the previous four meetings.
Saturday’s game will feature an Oklahoma team that leads the Big 12 (ranks 10th nationally) with its 38.9 points per game against an Oklahoma State defense that leads the league (tied for second nationally) by allowing just 14.9 points per contest.
This will mark just the fourth time that a matchup between teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll has been played in Stillwater, adding to a list that includes No. 5 OSU vs. No. 9 Nebraska in 1985, No. 4 OSU vs. No. 10 Baylor in 2015 and No. 9 OSU vs. No. 5 Oklahoma in 2015.
Over the past four weeks, the Cowboys have averaged more than 41.25 points (No. 14 in the FBS during that time frame) and more than 482.25 yards of offense per game. When it comes to play in conference games only, Oklahoma State ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 in total offense, No. 1 in rushing offense and No. 3 in scoring offense.
The Sooners are 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings.
2021 College Football Week 13 Pick: Oklahoma
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