Saturday, November 12, 2016
Texas Memorial Stadium
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The West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Texas Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 1 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Longhorns have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 6-3-0 against the spread.
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Skyler Howard finished with 260 yards through the air for West Virginia last week. He completed 16 passes out of 27 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Justin Crawford, who finished with 129 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Daikiel Shorts was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game West Virginia got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 605 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 341 yards on 47 attempts.
Shane Buechele finished with 244 yards passing for Texas last week. He went 20 for 40, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Longhorns were led on the ground by D'Onta Foreman, who finished with 341 yards on 33 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Jake Oliver led the team in receiving with 76 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. Texas had 29 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 90 total plays for 658 yards for the contest. The Longhorns ran for 414 yards on 50 carries as a team.
West Virginia scores 33.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 44th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 34 attempts for a 64.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 287.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 25th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 223.6 yards per game on 43.3 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 28th in the nation. They also run 77.3 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 510.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 10th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 26.1 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the country. They accumulate 54.6 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 65th in the nation.
West Virginia allows 245.8 passing yards per game, ranking 86th in D-1, and they allow 20.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 20th. They give up 21.1 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Mountaineers allow 148.3 rushing yards per game on 36.8 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 47th in the country. West Virginia allows 394 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 56th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.1 penalties for 61.9 yards per game, ranking them 99th among D-1 teams.
Texas averages 37 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 28th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.7 passes per game on 31.8 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 258.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 41st in Division 1. The Longhorns run for an average of 248.6 yards per game on 48.4 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 80.2 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 506.7 yards per game, ranking them 13th in the country on offense. The Longhorns get an average of 25.3 first downs per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. They average 68 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, ranking them 18th in college football.
Texas allows an average of 270.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 108th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 103rd in the nation. They give up 20.9 completions on 33.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1 per game. The Longhorns allow 194.2 rushing yards per contest on 47.2 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 85th in the country. Texas allows 464.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 113th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 58.9 yards in each contest, ranking 90th in the nation.
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Texas Betting Trends
Texas is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Texas has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 RB Rushel Shell Leg "?" Saturday vs. Texas
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
11/06/16 LB Anthony Wheeler Personal "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/06/16 WR Lorenzo Joe Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/06/16 OT Tristan Nickelson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/17/16 WR Kai Locksley Undisclosed has left team
10/03/16 RB Chris Warren III Knee out indefinitely
09/15/16 RB Kirk Johnson Knee out indefinitely
09/01/16 OL Buck Major Finger out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Texas +1
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