Texas at West Virginia College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium is the venue for the game between the Texas Longhorns and the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 3 point favorites. The Mountaineers are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-3-1. The Longhorns are 7-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-7-0.
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Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Texas Longhorns are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-3-1 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
11/12/17 DL Andrew Fitzgerald Knee is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 TE Garrett Gray Knee is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 OL Garrett Thomas Knee is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 LB Jeffrey McCulloch Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/12/17 DB P.J Locke III Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
11/07/17 DB Holton Hill Suspension is out for season
09/25/17 DL Chris Daniels Transferred has left the team
09/18/17 OL Connor Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/12/17 OL Patrick Hudson Knee out for season
08/24/17 DB Eric Cuffee Wrist out indefinitely
08/23/17 TE Andrew Beck Foot out for season
08/14/17 OL Elijah Rodriguez Ankle out indefinitely
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/12/17 OL Jacob Buccigrossi ACL is "?" Saturday vs. Texas
11/12/17 K Mike Molina Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Texas
11/12/17 S Toyous Avery Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Texas
11/12/17 LB Xavier Preston Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Texas
09/25/17 LB Brendan Ferns Shoulder out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Longhorns have run for 1,353 yards as a unit, which ranks 96th in the nation. They've run 390 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Longhorns have been penalized on offense 74 times for 675 yards so far this year, which has them 20th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in Division 1 in points scored with 299. They have run 780 plays this year for 4,092 yards, which ranks them 29th in the nation in total offense. The Longhorns average 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 213 1st downs this season, ranking them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. Shane Buechele has completed 125 throws while attempting 190 passes for a completion percentage of 65.8%. He has passed for 1,316 yards this year. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 130.2.
The Longhorns rush defense has given up 365 attempts for 1,150 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. They have had 66 penalties for 490 yards on defense this year. That places them 50th in Division 1. Texas is 36th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 219. They have given up a total of 3,673 yards on D, which is 46th in the nation. The Longhorns are 38th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 203 throws on 341 attempts against the Texas Longhorns defense this season, ranking them 100th and 101st in the country. The Texas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,523 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Longhorns have tried 15 field goals this year and made 7, which is 115th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 47%. Texas Longhorns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 38 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,773 yards on 57 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 1st in the NCAA in punting average. Texas is 67th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 129 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 39th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 539 yards on special teams, which puts them 77th in kick return yardage. The Longhorns average 23 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,760.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 390. They have run 757 plays this season for 5,144 yards, which ranks them 4th in the nation in total offense. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 6.8 yards per play, which is 12th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 255 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground West Virginia has run for 1,623 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in the country. They've run 360 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 62 times for 637 yards so far this season, which has them 61st in the nation in penalties. Will Grier has thrown for 3,440 yards this season. He has completed 244 passes on 380 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 163.5. He averages 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.4 adjusted yards per throw.
West Virginia is 84th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 292. They have surrendered a total of 4,364 yards on D, which is 102nd in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 93rd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 189 passes on 332 attempts against the West Virginia defense this season, placing them 77th and 100th in the country. The West Virginia Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,453 yards through the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 409 attempts for 1,911 yards this year, putting them in 95th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 73 penalties for 642 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 107th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
West Virginia is ranked 20th in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 97 punt return yards and average 4.6 yards per return, which is 108th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 701 yards on special teams, ranking 34th in kick return yardage. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 7th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,942. The Mountaineers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 8, which is 106th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. West Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 50 for 50 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,089 yards on 53 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 109th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -3
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