Saturday, October 29, 2016
Boone Pickens Stadium
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The West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Boone Pickens Stadium. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 3 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
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Skyler Howard finished with 231 yards through the air for West Virginia last week. He completed 16 passes out of 23 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Rushel Shell, who finished with 117 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Daikiel Shorts was the team leader in receiving with a total of 74 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game West Virginia got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 389 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 158 yards on 48 attempts.
Mason Rudolph finished with 220 yards passing for Oklahoma State last week. He went 16 for 24, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led on the ground by Justice Hill, who finished with 162 yards on 22 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Jalen McCleskey led the team in receiving with 129 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Oklahoma State had 23 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 482 yards for the contest. The Cowboys ran for 230 yards on 46 carries as a team.
West Virginia scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 45th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.5 passes on 34.2 attempts for a 65.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 303.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 20th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 206.5 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 37th in the nation. They also run 77.2 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 510 yards per game, ranking their offense 10th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 25.7 first downs per game which ranks them 12th in the country. They accumulate 55.3 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 66th in the nation.
West Virginia allows 233.7 passing yards per game, ranking 76th in D-1, and they allow 17.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 15th. They give up 20.3 completions on 38.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.6. The Mountaineers allow 158.5 rushing yards per game on 37.7 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 63rd in the country. West Virginia allows 392.2 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 57th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 60.2 yards per game, ranking them 87th among D-1 teams.
Oklahoma State averages 41.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 14th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.1 passes per game on 38.7 attempts for a 62.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 336 yards through the air per game, ranking them 11th in Division 1. The Cowboys run for an average of 143.7 yards per game on 38.9 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 99th on the ground. They also run 77.6 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 479.7 yards per game, ranking them 32nd in the country on offense. The Cowboys get an average of 23.7 first downs per game, which ranks 28th in the nation. They average 50.7 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 86th in college football.
Oklahoma State allows an average of 266.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 106th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 64th in the nation. They give up 19.4 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9 per game. The Cowboys allow 182.6 rushing yards per contest on 41 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 82nd in the country. Oklahoma State allows 448.7 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 104th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 53.7 yards in each contest, ranking 62nd in the nation.
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Oklahoma State Betting Trends
Oklahoma State is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Oklahoma State has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/24/16 RB Justin Crawford Ankle probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma State
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
10/23/16 DE Jordan Brailford Stress Fracture "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/20/16 OL Larry Williams Ankle out indefinitely
09/27/16 WR Dillon Stoner Foot out for season
09/03/16 WR Marcell Ateman Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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