The Iowa St Cyclones from the Big 12 conference will face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane from Conference USA in the Liberty Bowl in an NCAA college football game on Monday December 31st. Kick off time from Memphis Tennessee is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The point spread opened up in the Liberty Bowl with the Iowa St Cyclones favored by -1 points with an over under line of 51 ½ points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the Conference USA champion Golden Hurricanes as the game is now lined at a pick. The over under has moved down a ½ point to a current line of 51 points.
This is a rematch of a regular season game played on September 1st where Iowa St posted the 38-23 home win as a +2 point underdog. The game went over 50 ½ points. CFB Trend: Tulsa Golden Hurricane is 4-1 ATS in their past five games.
Iowa St plays in the Liberty Bowl with an overall record of 6-6 on the year. They finished on a down note losing three of their final four games. Notable wins this season came with a 14 point win at TCU and a 14 point home win to Baylor. The Cyclones fought Kansas St tough at home losing 27-21 on October 13th as a +6 point underdog. Iowa St had a bad road loss at Texas losing 33-7. The Cyclones were below average on both sides of the football. They gain just 372 yards good for 90th in college football and on defense they allow 444 yards a game ranking 99th in the nation. The team struggled against the good passing offense in the Big 12 conference as they give up 279 yards through the air per game which was 113th in all of college football. Iowa St scored 25 points and gave up 23 a game. They had good moments on defense this season by allowing 21 point against Baylor and 23 points to Texas Tech all at home and resulting in wins. Senior quarterback Steele Jantz threw for 13 touchdowns and 11 picks on the year with a completion percentage of 62%.