West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia (-3)
Jarret Doege and the West Virginia Mountaineers (3-1) go to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-3). West Virginia opens this game as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 57.
In their last game, the West Virginia Mountaineers took the field against the Kansas Jayhawks and took home the victory by a score of 38-17. Leddie Brown led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 87 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this game. He racked up a total of 195 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 10.8 yards per tote. Bryce Ford-Wheaton was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 89 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 17.8 yards per reception in this contest. Jarret Doege went 26/44 with 318 yards by way of the pass and added 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception for the contest.
The Mountaineers have tallied 1,866 total yards this year. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 189.3 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 25th in the country. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, West Virginia has earned 8 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring, the West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 33.5 points per contest. Concerning passing yards, the Mountaineers have given up 594 yards which ranks them 26th in the country. Overall, they are allowing 240.3 yards per contest putting them at 14th in D-1. The Mountaineers sit in 23rd in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 18.8 points per game. They are giving up 2.7 yards per rushing attempt and 91.8 rushing yards per game on the year. During their 4 games played this year, they have given up 148.5 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.2%. Overall, they have given up 367 yards via the ground game in 4 games.
For his career, Doege has passed for 5,901 yds with 54 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 108 different times for a total of -350 yards. He has a QB rating of 138.2 with a touchdown percentage of 6.4% and an interception percentage of 2.5%. He is passing for 218.6 yards per contest. Jarret Doege has connected on 536 of his attempted career 845 passes for a completion percentage of 63.4%.
In their last contest, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went up against the Iowa State Cyclones and left there with a loss by a score of 31-15. Henry Colombi went 10/12 with 115 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Xavier White paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 6 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 21 yards via 7 carries which had him averaging 3.0 yards per carry. Erik Ezukanma was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 61 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 12.2 yards per catch for that contest.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Red Raiders currently rank 32nd in the country holding an average of 31.8 points per outing. During this campaign so far, the Red Raiders have earned 1,234 passing yards as well as an average of 308.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 16th in D-1. They average 143.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 572 yards overall. The Texas Tech Red Raiders hold an average of 451.5 yards/game which is good for 21st in D-1. Texas Tech has conceded a total of 654 yards rushing (163.5 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Red Raiders are conceding 39.5 points per game, which has them 82nd in the nation. In total, they have conceded 158 points in total. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 335.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 87th in D-1.
Colombi has thrown 5 touchdowns compared to 2 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.1% and his interception percentage is 1.6%. He has taken off and run for 190 yds on 41 attempts. He is averaging 63.0 passing yards per game with a 141.7 quarterback rating. In the 13 games in his college career, Henry Colombi has completed 93 of his 123 tries for a total of 819 yds.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +3
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