Virginia Tech Hokies vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-3)
The Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0) are hitting the road to Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday where they will play the West Virginia Mountaineers (1-1). West Virginia opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under is 49.5.
The Virginia Tech Hokies head into this matchup 2-0 this season. In their last game, the Hokies faced the MTSU Blue Raiders and earned the victory with a final of 35-14. Braxton Burmeister went 14/24 with 142 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 121.8 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Raheem Blackshear was the best rusher for the Hokies with 10 totes for 53 yards (5.3 yards per carry). The Virginia Tech Hokies ran the football 39 times and accrued 224 yards, earning them an average of 5.7 yds per attempt. Overall, they had 67 plays for 383 yds. Virginia Tech conceded 26 completions on 40 attempts for 283 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. Against the run, the Hokies gave up 66 yds on 36 tries, which is an average of 1.8 yds per run allowed.
The Hokies have earned 679 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Virginia Tech has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Virginia Tech has 41 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 5 penalties for 51 yds. As a unit they're averaging 175.5 yards in the run game ranking this team at 47th in the nation. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Virginia Tech Hokies have an average of 26.0 points per contest.
The Hokies sit in 36th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 12.0 PPG. They are giving up 3.2 yards per rush on the ground and 106.0 rushing yards per game so far this season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 212 yards on the ground through 2 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Hokies have conceded 491 yards which puts them in 114th in D-1. They have relinquished 245.5 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 58.9%. Overall, they are allowing 351.5 yards per game putting them at 97th in D-1.
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The Mountaineers head into this game 1-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Mountaineers walked away with a victory by a final of 66-0 against the LIU Sharks. Jarret Doege (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 259 yds on 14/22 through the air while his QB rating was 207.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.8. Leddie Brown ran the football 15 times for 31 yards, walking away from the game with 2.1 yds per carry for West Virginia. The Mountaineers finished the contest with 542 yards and they ran 86 plays (6.3 yards per play). West Virginia ran the ball for 3.6 yds per carry, totaling 198 yards on 55 attempts. West Virginia gave up 31 running attempts for 35 yds (1.1 yds per carry). The Mountaineers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 52.4%, surrendering 60 yds on 11 for 21 through the air.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Mountaineers currently sit 19th in the country holding an average of 45.0 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Mountaineers have earned 621 passing yards as well as an average of 310.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 14th in the country. The West Virginia Mountaineers hold an average of 433.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 38th in Division 1. The West Virginia offense has totaled 95 yards of penalties on 10 infractions, which has them ranked 76th in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
West Virginia has surrendered a total of 199 yards rushing (99.5 yards/game) on the year. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 196.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 89th in Division 1. The Mountaineers defense has taken part in 132 plays, which has them ranked 81st in the nation. The Mountaineers are surrendering 15.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 48th in D-1. In total, they have surrendered 30 total points.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -3
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