Oklahoma State vs West Virginia NCAA Football Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia +8
Jarret Doege and the West Virginia Mountaineers host the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Oklahoma State opens this matchup as 8-point favorites. The Cowboys are 8-2-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Mountaineers are 4-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-5-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys played the Kansas Jayhawks and won 31-13. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Spencer Sanders who went 12/18 with 168 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Chuba Hubbard paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 122 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he averaged 5.3 yards per run. Dillon Stoner was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 150 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 30.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Cowboys ran the ball a total of 43 times and added 248 yards which earned them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 67 plays for a total of 486 yards. For the contest, the Cowboys had a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 19 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oklahoma State conceded 26 catches on 46 throws for a total of 251 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.5%. On the day, they conceded 290 yards and earned 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Cowboys conceded 39 yards on 24 attempts which gave them an average of 1.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 7-3 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 36.5 points per contest, putting them 16th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 265.7 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the Big 12. For total yards, they currently sit at 2nd in the Big 12 and 11th in college football with 4,986 yards. The Cowboys have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 27.7 points per contest which has them at 6th in the Big 12. When it comes to rushing yards, Oklahoma State is giving up 150.3 yards per game putting them 6th in the Big 12 Conference and 58th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4 yards per carry putting them 5th in the conference and 51st in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 1,503 rushing yards through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have allowed 2,329 yards. Opponents are completing 57.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the West Virginia Mountaineers faced the Kansas State Wildcats and ended up getting the win by a score of 24-20. Running the show from under center for the Mountaineers was Jarret Doege who went 20/30 with 234 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Leddie Brown led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 62 yards on 13 carries which had him averaging 4.8 yards per run. George Campbell led the team in receiving yardage by earning 92 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 18.4 yards per reception during the game. The Mountaineers rushed the ball a total of 27 times and earned a total of 87 yards which had them averaging 3.2 yards per rush. For the game, the Mountaineers racked up 17 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 70 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In the game, they ran 57 plays which added up to 321 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, West Virginia gave up 24 catches on 39 throws totaling 299 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. Overall, they allowed a total of 421 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Mountaineers gave up 122 yards on 38 tries which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Mountaineers head into this game 4-6. West Virginia is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 76.9 rushing yards per contest, putting them 130th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 769 rushing yards through 10 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Mountaineers average 328.8 yards per game overall which has them at 115th in D-1 and 10th in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers are giving up 30.9 points per contest ranking them 9th in the Big 12 Conference and 87th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in D-1. They are allowing 253.9 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Mountaineers are ranked 7th in the Big 12 Conference. In discussing points given up, they have given up 309 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 167.9 yards per contest ranking them 77th in college football and 8th in the Big 12. For this year, they have allowed a total of 1,679 yards rushing and 19 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -8
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