Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Oklahoma Sooners take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Mountaineer Field. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Sooners are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
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Baker Mayfield finished with 328 yards through the air for Oklahoma last week. He completed 25 passes out of 34 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Sooners were led in rushing by Dimitri Flowers, who finished with 115 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Dede Westbrook was the team leader in receiving with a total of 131 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oklahoma got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 477 yards for the game. The Sooners ran for 149 yards on 42 attempts.
Skyler Howard finished with 260 yards passing for West Virginia last week. He went 16 for 27, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led on the ground by Justin Crawford, who finished with 129 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Daikiel Shorts led the team in receiving with 104 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. West Virginia had 28 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 605 yards for the contest. The Mountaineers ran for 341 yards on 47 carries as a team.
Oklahoma scores 44.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 9th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 32.2 attempts for a 71.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 338.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in college football. The Sooners run for an average of 219.4 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 27th in the nation. They also run 73.5 plays per contest and average 7.6 yards per play for an average of 557.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 3rd overall this season. The Sooners average 24.9 first downs per game which ranks them 17th in the country. They accumulate 45.3 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, which ranks 104th in the nation.
Oklahoma allows 297.1 passing yards per game, ranking 121st in D-1, and they allow 30.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 82nd. They give up 23.5 completions on 41.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.5. The Sooners allow 132.4 rushing yards per game on 34.4 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 30th in the country. Oklahoma allows 429.5 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 81st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.1 penalties for 52.7 yards per game, ranking them 61st among D-1 teams.
West Virginia averages 32.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 47th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.9 passes per game on 34.1 attempts for a 64.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 285.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 25th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 211.4 yards per game on 42.7 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 34th on the ground. They also run 76.8 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 496.6 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 25.7 first downs per game, which ranks 13th in the nation. They average 54.7 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 66th in college football.
West Virginia allows an average of 253.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 89th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th in the nation. They give up 22.2 completions on 39.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.5 per game. The Mountaineers allow 156 rushing yards per contest on 38.2 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 51st in the country. West Virginia allows 409.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 64th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 60.6 yards in each contest, ranking 95th in the nation.
Oklahoma Betting Trends
Oklahoma is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Oklahoma has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 DL Charles Walker Concussion "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/13/16 DE Matt Dimon Achilles "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/29/16 DE Amani Bledsoe Suspension out indefinitely
10/29/16 CB Parrish Cobb Hamstring out indefinitely
10/12/16 DB Michiah Quick Knee out indefinitely
10/07/16 RB Daniel Brooks Concussion out for season
10/03/16 LB Tay Evans Head out for season
09/21/16 OL Cody Ford Leg out for season
09/15/16 DT Du'Vonta Lampkin Suspension out indefinitely
09/15/16 OL Dwayne Orso-Bacchus Suspension out indefinitely
09/14/16 DT Marquise Overton Foot out for season
08/20/16 RB Rodney Anderson Neck out for season
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 +2.5
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