Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Mountaineer Field. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 14.5 point favorites. This season the Bears are 2-9-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
Zach Smith finished with 377 yards through the air for Baylor last week. He completed 30 passes out of 46 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Terence Williams, who finished with 147 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Ishmael Zamora was the team leader in receiving with a total of 155 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Baylor got a total of 32 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 100 total plays for 634 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 257 yards on 53 attempts.
Skyler Howard finished with 330 yards passing for West Virginia last week. He went 12 for 21, resulting in a 57% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led on the ground by Martell Pettaway, who finished with 181 yards on 30 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Shelton Gibson led the team in receiving with 161 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 54 yards per reception. West Virginia had 25 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 613 yards for the contest. The Mountaineers ran for 272 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Baylor scores 36.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 27th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.5 passes on 37.2 attempts for a 55 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 275.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 29th in college football. The Bears run for an average of 255.2 yards per game on 49.5 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 11th in the nation. They also run 86.6 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 530.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 4th overall this season. The Bears average 25.5 first downs per game which ranks them 8th in the country. They accumulate 76.6 penalty yards per game via 9.6 penalties, which ranks 2nd in the nation.
Baylor allows 234.2 passing yards per game, ranking 72nd in D-1, and they allow 31 points per contest on defense, which ranks 85th. They give up 16.7 completions on 30.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.9. The Bears allow 201.4 rushing yards per game on 47.3 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 90th in the country. Baylor allows 435.5 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 85th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 49.5 yards per game, ranking them 43rd among D-1 teams.
West Virginia averages 33.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 41st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.2 passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 281.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 25th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 233 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 23rd on the ground. They also run 75.5 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 514.6 yards per game, ranking them 10th in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 25.3 first downs per game, which ranks 11th in the nation. They average 59.4 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 40th in college football.
West Virginia allows an average of 256.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 101st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 37th in the nation. They give up 21.1 completions on 37.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.2 per game. The Mountaineers allow 173.6 rushing yards per contest on 40.2 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 65th in the country. West Virginia allows 430.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 78th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 63.8 yards in each contest, ranking 106th in the nation.
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 2-9-0 this season
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/28/16 WR Blake Lynch Hamstring injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/28/16 CB Ryan Reid Concussion is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/28/16 RB Terence Williams Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/28/16 QB Zach Smith Neck injured last game, probable Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/27/16 LB Taylor Young Knee "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/13/16 QB Seth Russell Leg out for season
10/12/16 DB Eric Ogor Suspension out for season
08/19/16 DL Byron Bonds Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 RB Johnny Jefferson Personal out for season
11/28/16 RB Justin Crawford Knee injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Baylor
11/28/16 WR Ka'Raun White Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
11/28/16 RB Kennedy McKoy Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
11/28/16 RB Rushel Shell Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
10/13/16 PK Josh Lambert Personal has left team
09/29/16 DL Jaleel Fields Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/07/16 CB Jake Long Knee out for season
09/07/16 DE Xavier Pegues Shoulder out indefinitely
09/05/16 OL Yodny Cajuste Knee out for season
08/19/16 LB Brendan Ferns ACL out for season
08/14/16 FS Dravon Askew-Henry Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -14.5
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