West Virginia at Texas Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/4/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Darrell K RoyalTexas Memorial Stadium in Austin
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On Saturday, the #24 West Virginia Mountaineers (6-3) will be going for their fifth Big 12 win of the season when they take on the Texas Longhorns (4-5). Last season, the Longhorns were able to beat the Mountaineers 47-40 in overtime.
West Virginia had their four-game winning streak snapped last Saturday when they were beaten 31-30 by TCU. They did have 195 rushing yards in that loss, but they also turned the ball over five times.
Through nine games, the Mountaineers are throwing for 325.8 yards per game, which is 11th-best in the country right now. Quarterback Clint Trickett has completed 67.5 percent of his passes and has thrown for 2,925 yards, 18 touchdowns and just seven picks. Wide receiver Kevin White has been Trickett's top target by catching 75 passes for 1,075 yards and eight touchdowns.
Texas was able to outscore Texas Tech 17-0 in the second half of their game last weekend and ended up coming away with a 34-13 road victory. They had 469 total yards in that game, which included 241 rushing yards.
The Longhorns have only been able to score 22.2 points per game this season while giving up 23.1 points per game. Wide receiver John Harris has been their best offensive player by making 48 receptions for 814 yards and six touchdowns. Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes has 1,723 passing yards on the season with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-3-0 Against the Spread
West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
Texas Longhorns are 5-4-0 Against the Spread
Texas Longhorns are 3-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
West Virginia Mountaineers
10/24/14 QB William Crest Jr. Shoulder out for season
09/25/14 DB Travis Bell Undisclosed out for season
09/17/14 DB Brandon Napoleon Knee out for season
08/28/14 WR Jacky Marcellus Knee out for season
08/28/14 LB Jared Barber Knee out indefinitely
10/28/14 WR Roderick Bernard Knee out for season
10/23/14 DT Alex Norman Back out indefinitely
10/23/14 OL Elijah Rodriguez Concussion out indefinitely
09/23/14 OT Kennedy Estelle Suspension dismissed from team
09/17/14 DT Desmond Jackson Foot out for season
09/05/14 LB Deoundrei Davis Dismissed has left team
09/04/14 OT Desmond Harrison Suspension out indefinitely
09/04/14 S Erik Huhn Knee out for season
09/01/14 QB David Ash Concussion out for season
09/01/14 C Dominic Espinosa Ankle out for season
08/18/14 OL Rami Hammad Personal has left team
08/14/14 QB/TE Miles Onyegbule Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia
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