Texas Tech Red Raiders vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-7)
Milan Puskar Stadium is the location where the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-2) will meet the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1) on Saturday. Texas Tech opens this matchup as 7-point dogs. The betting total is set at 57.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Red Raiders stepped onto the field against the Texas Longhorns and went home with a loss by a final score of 70-35. Henry Colombi finished 17/23 with 324 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 226.6 and ended the contest with 1 pick. SaRodorick Thompson was the rushing leader for the Red Raiders with 16 totes for 54 yards (3.4 yards per attempt). The Texas Tech Red Raiders ran the ball a total of 33 different times and had 128 yds, which came out to an average of 3.9 yards per tote. On the day, they tallied 67 plays which totaled 520 yards. Texas Tech relinquished 18 pass completions on 23 tries for 303 yards, and a completion rate of 78.3%. When it came to stopping the run, the Red Raiders gave up 336 yds on 52 attempts, which averages out to 6.5 yards per run surrendered.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have an average of 38.8 points per game. As a team they're averaging 160.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 68th in Division 1. The Red Raiders currently have 1,844 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Texas Tech has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. Texas Tech has earned 77 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 28 infractions for 251 yards. They have surrendered the football 8 times.
The Red Raiders are sitting in 126th in the country concerning team defense, giving up 33.5 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 124.8 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 499 running yards through 4 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Red Raiders are conceding 1,011 yds which has them ranked 112th in D-1. They have surrendered 252.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.3%. During the season, they are allowing 377.5 yards/game which puts them 87th in the nation. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 6 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Mountaineers come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Mountaineers walked away with a loss by a score of 16-13 when they faced the Oklahoma Sooners. Jarret Doege walked away from the game with 160 yards on 20/29 through the air while his QB rating was 108.4. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 5.5. Leddie Brown carried the rock 15 times for 56 yards, walking away from the game with 3.7 yards per carry for West Virginia. West Virginia rushed the football for 1.6 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 47 yards on 29 carries. The Mountaineers ended up finishing with 226 yards while running 63 plays (3.6 yds per play). The Mountaineers secondary conceded a completion rate of 72.2%, surrendering 256 yds on 26 out of 36 passing. West Virginia conceded 28 rush attempts for 57 yards (2.0 yards per carry).
The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 364.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 91st in Division 1. The West Virginia offense has racked up 203 penalty yards on 26 violations, which ranks 60th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the year thus far, the Mountaineers have racked up 993 passing yards as well as holding an average of 248.3 passing yards per game, putting them at 54th in college football. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Mountaineers are sitting 53rd in college football with 32.5 points per contest.
The Mountaineers are giving up 16.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 37th in the nation. West Virginia has given up a total of 359 yards on the ground (89.8 yards per contest) and 1 touchdown via the rush this year. This season, they have given up 67 points. They have conceded 6 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 217.8 yards per outing, which has them in 77th in college football. The Mountaineers defense has taken the field for 269 plays, which is good for 80th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +7
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