Saturday, October 15, 2016
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Jones AT&T Stadium. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 1 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
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Skyler Howard finished with 298 yards through the air for West Virginia last week. He completed 24 passes out of 41 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Justin Crawford, who finished with 104 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Shelton Gibson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. As a team in that game West Virginia got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 422 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 124 yards on 35 attempts.
Patrick Mahomes finished with 504 yards passing for Texas Tech last week. He went 45 for 62, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Red Raiders were led on the ground by Demarcus Felton, who finished with 66 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Keke Coutee led the team in receiving with 130 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Texas Tech had 33 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 26 came from a pass. They ran 91 total plays for 592 yards for the contest. The Red Raiders ran for 63 yards on 28 carries as a team.
West Virginia scores 29 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 66th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 24.5 passes on 37.8 attempts for a 64.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 318 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 17th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 187.3 yards per game on 41 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 54th in the nation. They also run 78.8 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 505.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 16th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 25.3 first downs per game which ranks them 17th in the country. They accumulate 48 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 94th in the nation.
West Virginia allows 227.3 passing yards per game, ranking 64th in D-1, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 26th. They give up 18 completions on 37.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 47.7. The Mountaineers allow 191.3 rushing yards per game on 42.5 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 92nd in the country. West Virginia allows 418.5 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 78th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 47.8 yards per game, ranking them 37th among D-1 teams.
Texas Tech averages 55.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 2nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 40 passes per game on 55.6 attempts for a 71.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 544 yards through the air per game, ranking them 1st in Division 1. The Red Raiders run for an average of 105.8 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 121st on the ground. They also run 84.6 plays per game and average 7.7 yards per play for a total of 649.8 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the country on offense. The Red Raiders get an average of 33.4 first downs per game, which ranks 1st in the nation. They average 80.2 penalty yards per game via 9.6 penalties, ranking them 8th in college football.
Texas Tech allows an average of 265.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 100th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 38.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 116th in the nation. They give up 22.8 completions on 38.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4 per game. The Red Raiders allow 179.4 rushing yards per contest on 38.2 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 81st in the country. Texas Tech allows 445 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 99th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 55.8 yards in each contest, ranking 71st in the nation.
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Texas Tech Betting Trends
Texas Tech is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Texas Tech has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 CB Antonio Crawford Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
10/09/16 PK Josh Lambert Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
10/09/16 S Toyous Avery Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
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
10/09/16 S Keenon Ward Arm "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/04/16 DB Paul Banks III Academics out indefinitely
09/27/16 C Conner Dyer Knee out for season
09/25/16 DB Tevin Madison Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia
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