West Virginia Mountaineers vs Army Black Knights Prediction, 12/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Army Black Knights
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia (-9)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is the venue where Tyhier Tyler and the Army Black Knights (9-2) will play the West Virginia Mountaineers (5-4) on December 31st in the Liberty Bowl. The odds on this contest have West Virginia as 9-point favorites. The O/U is set at 44.
The last time they played, the West Virginia Mountaineers took on the Iowa State Cyclones and took the loss by a score of 42-6. Leddie Brown paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 18 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 48 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 3.4 yards per run. Sean Ryan led the team in receiving yardage by earning 79 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 15.8 yards per reception in this outing. Jarret Doege went 21/41 with 209 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Mountaineers have earned 3,804 yards in total this season. Offensively they maintain an average of 145.4 yards on the ground which is 81st in the country. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, West Virginia has earned 13 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 26.8 PPG. In terms of yards through the air, the Mountaineers have allowed 1,539 yds which has them sitting in 52nd in college football. In total, they have allowed 297.2 yards/game which puts them 17th in the nation. The Mountaineers sit in 34th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 20.4 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 126.2 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. Over the course of their 9 games played, they have conceded 171.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.6%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,136 rushing yards through 9 games.
Jarret Doege has completed 665 of his career 1,046 throws for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He is averaging 227.7 yds per outing. For his career, Doege has thrown for 7,287 yds with 59 TD's and 21 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 136.7 with a touchdown percentage of 5.6% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 129 times for a total of -383 yards.
The last time they took the field, the Army Black Knights went up against the Air Force Falcons and notched a win by a score of 10-7. Christian Anderson went 2/2 with 10 yards via the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jakobi Buchanan paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this game. He scurried for 86 yards by way of 21 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per carry. Tyrell Robinson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 10 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 5.0 yards per reception in this outing.
During this campaign so far, the Black Knights have compiled 480 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 43.6 passing yards per outing, ranking them 127th in college football. The Army Black Knights average 324.6 yards per outing which ranks them 114th in college football. They hold an average of 281.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 3,091 yards overall. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Black Knights are sitting 72nd in D-1 by tallying 27.3 points per contest. Army has surrendered a total of 1,333 rushing yards (121.2 yards per outing) and 6 touchdowns rushing so far this season. The Black Knights are relinquishing 14.0 points per game, which has them sitting 14th in D-1. This year, they have relinquished 154 points in total. They have given up 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 149.9 yards per game, which has them ranked 13th in D-1.
In the 6 games in his college career, Tyhier Tyler has been successful on 2 of his 4 tries for 53 yds. He is averaging 8.8 yds per game through the air with a 161.3 QB rating. He has left the pocket and rushed for 502 yds on 115 attempts.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -9
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