Saturday, November 26, 2016
Jack Trice Stadium
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The West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Jack Trice Stadium. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 9 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Cyclones have an over/under record of 7-4-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
Skyler Howard finished with 191 yards through the air for West Virginia last week. He completed 12 passes out of 27 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Justin Crawford, who finished with 331 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 14 yards per carry. Shelton Gibson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 65 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 33 yards per reception. As a team in that game West Virginia got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 579 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 388 yards on 38 attempts.
Jacob Park finished with 285 yards passing for Iowa State last week. He went 14 for 18, resulting in a 78% completion percentage. The Cyclones were led on the ground by Joel Lanning, who finished with 171 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Allen Lazard led the team in receiving with 137 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Iowa State had 24 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 608 yards for the contest. The Cyclones ran for 272 yards on 43 carries as a team.
West Virginia scores 31.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 50th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.9 passes on 33.4 attempts for a 62.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 275.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 28th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 229.1 yards per game on 42.1 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also run 75.5 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 504.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 14th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 25.3 first downs per game which ranks them 14th in the country. They accumulate 58.3 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 46th in the nation.
West Virginia allows 245.3 passing yards per game, ranking 83rd in D-1, and they allow 24.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 44th. They give up 20.9 completions on 36.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.6. The Mountaineers allow 172.1 rushing yards per game on 40.7 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 68th in the country. West Virginia allows 417.4 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 73rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 61.7 yards per game, ranking them 102nd among D-1 teams.
Iowa State averages 28.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 67th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.3 passes per game on 32.2 attempts for a 59.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 248.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 51st in Division 1. The Cyclones run for an average of 160.3 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 84th on the ground. They also run 70.7 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 408.9 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country on offense. The Cyclones get an average of 21.1 first downs per game, which ranks 69th in the nation. They average 54.2 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 68th in college football.
Iowa State allows an average of 225.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 61st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 74th in the nation. They give up 20.2 completions on 32.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3 per game. The Cyclones allow 213.3 rushing yards per contest on 43.2 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 98th in the country. Iowa State allows 438.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 90th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 48.1 yards in each contest, ranking 43rd in the nation.
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Iowa State Betting Trends
Iowa State is 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa State has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
11/20/16 LB Bobby McMillen III Ankle "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/13/16 DE J.D. Waggoner Pectoral out for season
10/04/16 TE Chase Allen Illness out for season
09/17/16 OL Jaypee Philbert Jr. Suspension out indefinitely
08/29/16 QB Zeb Noland Knee out for season
08/15/16 OL Jake Campos Leg out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State +9
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