West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: MidAmerican Energy Field
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia (+6.5)
Jarret Doege and the West Virginia Mountaineers (5-3) go to MidAmerican Energy Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Iowa State Cyclones (7-2). Iowa State opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.
In their last outing, the West Virginia Mountaineers played the TCU Horned Frogs and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 24-6. Leddie Brown paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 34 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for 156 yards by way of 24 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. T.J. Simmons led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 90 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 22.5 yards per reception for that game. Jarret Doege went 19/26 with 212 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks.
Concerning putting points on the board, the West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 29.4 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 156.9 yards in the run game ranking this team at 72nd in the country. The Mountaineers have earned 3,541 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, West Virginia has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 15 rushing touchdowns. In terms of passing yards, the Mountaineers have conceded 1,292 yards which puts them in 66th in D-1. During this campaign, they have surrendered 274.0 yards/game which has them ranked 16th in college football. The Mountaineers rank 26th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 17.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per tote and 112.5 rushing yards per game on the year. Over the course of their 8 games played this year, they have conceded 161.5 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 59.1%. For the season, they have allowed 900 yards via the ground game in 8 games.
For his college career, Doege has passed for 7,078 yds with 59 touchdowns and 21 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 122 times totaling -376 rushing yds. He has a QB rating of 138.4 with a TD rate of 5.9% and an interception rate of 2.1%. He is throwing for 228.3 yds per contest. Jarret Doege has completed 644 of his attempted career 1,005 tosses for a completion percentage of 64.1%.
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones faced the Texas Longhorns and took home the victory by a score of 23-20. Brock Purdy went 25/36 with 312 yards by way of the pass and added 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Breece Hall paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 18 yards and he notched 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for 91 yards via 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.6 yards per run. Charlie Kolar led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 131 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 21.8 yards per catch for that game.
For the season so far, the Cyclones currently have a total of 2,171 passing yards along with holding an average of 241.2 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 55th in college football. The Iowa State Cyclones average 437.1 yards per contest which has them sitting 38th in college football. They hold an average of 195.9 run yards per game and have run for 1,763 yards for this season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Cyclones currently sit 37th in D-1 by tallying 33.1 points per contest. Iowa State has conceded a total of 991 rushing yards (110.1 yards/game) and 7 touchdowns rushing this year. The Cyclones are conceding 23.0 PPG, ranking them 39th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 207 points. They have allowed 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 237.9 yards/game, which has them sitting 80th in the country.
Purdy has passed for 57 TD's while tossing 22 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate on pass attempts is 5.9% and his interception rate is 2.3%. He has rushed for 829 yds on 257 attempts. He averages 258.0 yards per game through the air with a 152.0 quarterback rating. In the 32 contests in his career, Brock Purdy has completed 634 of his 968 attempts for a total of 8,257 yards.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cyclones -6.5
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