Saturday, October 17, 2015
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The West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday at McLane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 18 point favorites and the over/under was set at 78.
Skyler Howard finished his last game with 188 yards through the air for West Virginia. He completed 18 passes out of 35 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. Wendell Smallwood was the rushing leader for the Mountaineers last game. He carried the ball 19 times for an average of 8 yards per carry and ended with 147 yards. Shelton Gibson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game West Virginia had 443 total yards on 98 plays. They gained 14 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 26 first downs on the game. The Mountaineers rushed for 255 yards by way of 61 carries.
Seth Russell finished his last game with 246 yards through the air for Baylor. He completed 18 passes out of 27 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. Shock Linwood was the rushing leader for the Bears last game. He carried the ball 13 times for an average of 10 yards per carry and ended with 135 yards. Corey Coleman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Baylor had 644 total yards on 82 plays. They gained 17 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 34 first downs on the game. The Bears rushed for 281 yards by way of 45 carries.
West Virginia is averaging 36 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 20.2 passes per game on 32.8 attempts for a 61.6 percent completion percentage and average 266 yards in the passing department per game. The Mountaineers are averaging 222.4 rushing yards per game on 51.8 attempts per contest for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They also run 84.6 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 488.4 yards per game. The Mountaineers are averaging 27.2 first downs per game and they accumulate 87.4 penalty yards per game via 8.6 penalties.
West Virginia gives up 20 points per contest and an average of 202 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 14.6 completed passes on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.7. The Mountaineers allow 140.2 rushing yards per game on 37 carries for a 3.8 average per play. West Virginia allows 342.2 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play. They force 3.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 66 yards per game.
Baylor is putting 64.2 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 21 passes per game on 31.2 attempts for a 67.3 percent completion percentage and average 367.4 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Bears rush for an average of 357.6 yards per contest on 48.6 attempts for an average of 7.4 yards per carry for the season. They also run 79.8 plays per game and average 9.1 yards per play for a total of 725 yards per game. The Bears get an average of 32.8 first downs per game and they average 89.6 penalty yards per game via 10.2 penalties.
Baylor surrenders 22.2 points per game and 234.6 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 21 completed passes per game on 35.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7. The Bears allow 129 rushing yards per contest on 41 carries for a 3.1 average per rush. Baylor allows 363.6 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and 10 penalties for 83.8 yards in each contest.
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 1-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 4-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/07/15 db Karl Joseph Knee out for season
08/28/15 LB Edward Muldrow Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/11/15 DT Byron Bonds Hand "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/11/15 RB Devin Chafin Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
09/28/15 DB J.W. Ketchum Suspension out indefinitely
09/18/15 TE Tre'Von Armstead Dismissed left the team
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia
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