Texas Longhorns vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-2.5)
The West Virginia Mountaineers (4-6) will play the Texas Longhorns (4-6) at Mountaineer Field on Saturday. West Virginia opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 58.
The Texas Longhorns head into this matchup 4-6 this season. The last time they took the field, the Longhorns took on the Kansas Jayhawks and earned the victory with a final of 56-30. Bijan Robinson was the rushing leader for the Longhorns with 14 carries for 70 yards (5.0 yards per carry). Casey Thompson went 30/43 with 358 yards passing and 6 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 171.8 and ended the contest with 1 interception. On the ground, the Longhorns conceded 175 yards on 34 attempts, which is an average of 5.1 yds per run allowed. Texas conceded 28 completions on 39 tries for a total of 301 yards, and a completion rate of 71.8%. In all, they ran 81 plays which converted into 574 yards. The Texas Longhorns ended up running the ball 32 times and accounted for 164 yds, which had them averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
The Longhorns have earned 4,361 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Texas has totaled 27 touchdowns through the air and 22 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 15 different times. Texas has compiled 208 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 63 penalties for 523 yards. As a unit they're averaging 198.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 29th in the nation. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas Longhorns are sitting at 37.8 points per outing.
The Longhorns are sitting in 120th in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 32.5 points per game. The opposition is running for 5.3 yards per running attempt and 204.8 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 2,048 yards via the ground game in 10 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Longhorns are giving up 2,322 yds which has them ranked 80th in the country. They have conceded 232.2 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.0%. Overall, they have yielded 437.0 yards/game which ranks them 117th in college football. They have yielded 13 touchdowns by air as well as 23 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Mountaineers head into this matchup 4-6 this year. The last time they took the field, the Mountaineers walked away with a loss by a score of 24-17 against the Kansas State Wildcats. Leddie Brown carried the rock 20 times for 85 yards, ending the contest with 4.3 yds per attempt for West Virginia. Jarret Doege (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 268 yards on 27/45 passing while his quarterback rating was 115.8. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.0. West Virginia allowed 32 running attempts for 103 yards (3.2 yards per rush). The Mountaineers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 67.7%, relinquishing 182 yds on 21 out of 31 passing. The Mountaineers finished the contest with a total of 345 yards while running 71 plays (4.9 yards per play). West Virginia rushed for 3.0 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 77 yds on 26 attempts.
The West Virginia Mountaineers average 372.3 yards per game, which ranks them 90th in Division 1. The West Virginia offense has totaled 472 yds of penalties on 55 infractions, which ranks 90th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. During the season thus far, the Mountaineers currently sit at 2,607 passing yards as well as holding an average of 260.7 passing yards per outing, which ranks 40th in college football. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Mountaineers are ranked 87th in Division 1 averaging 25.7 points per game.
West Virginia has surrendered a total of 1,264 rushing yards (126.4 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns rushing this season. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 224.0 yards/game, which has them in 65th in college football. The Mountaineers defense has taken part in 639 plays, which has them ranked 37th in the nation. The Mountaineers are giving up 24.1 points per contest, ranking them 66th in college football. This year, they have surrendered 241 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Longhorns +2.5
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