West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Sooners (-19.5)
The West Virginia Mountaineers (2-1) are traveling to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Oklahoma Sooners (3-0). West Virginia opens this game as 19.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 59.5.
The West Virginia Mountaineers head into this matchup 2-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Mountaineers played against the Virginia Tech Hokies and went home with a win by a final score of 27-21. Jarret Doege went 15/26 with 193 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 137.7 and ended the game with 1 pick. Leddie Brown was the rushing leader for the Mountaineers with 19 carries for 161 yards (8.5 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 57 plays which gave them 382 yards. The West Virginia Mountaineers rushed the ball a total of 31 times and accrued 189 yds, which came out to an average of 6.1 yds per attempt. Against the rush, the Mountaineers conceded 106 yards on 41 attempts, which averages out to 2.6 yds per run allowed. West Virginia relinquished 19 completions on 31 tries for a total of 223 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.3%.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the West Virginia Mountaineers are sitting at 39.0 PPG. Offensively they are averaging 145.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 80th in the country. The Mountaineers have tallied 1,249 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, West Virginia has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. West Virginia has amassed 65 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 19 infractions for 160 yds. They have surrendered the ball 7 different times.
The Mountaineers are ranked 46th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 17.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.6 yards per rush on the ground and 101.7 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have conceded 305 yards via the ground game in 3 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Mountaineers have conceded 615 yds which ranks them 72nd in college football. They are allowing 205.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.8%. During this campaign, they are granting 306.7 yards per outing which ranks them 51st in Division 1.
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The Sooners head into this matchup 3-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Sooners walked away with a victory by a final of 23-16 when they faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Eric Gray carried the ball 15 times for 84 yards, ending the contest with 5.6 yds per carry for Oklahoma. Spencer Rattler (1 TD) finished the contest with 214 yards on 24/34 passing while his QB rating was 133.2. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.3. Oklahoma gave up 38 running attempts for 95 yards (2.5 yds per rush). The Sooners passing defense gave up a completion rate of 76.0%, surrendering 289 yards on 19 out of 25 through the air. The Sooners finished the contest with 408 yards and they ran 69 plays (5.9 yards per play). Oklahoma ran for 5.5 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 194 yards on 35 carries.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Sooners currently rank 6th in college football scoring 46.3 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Sooners have earned 875 passing yards together with an average of 291.7 passing yards per game, ranking them 25th in college football. The Oklahoma Sooners average 489.3 yards/outing, ranking them 23rd in Division 1. The Oklahoma offense has accrued 181 yards of penalties on 20 violations, which is 42nd in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Sooners are allowing 17.0 PPG, which has them sitting 44th in college football. Oklahoma has surrendered a total of 250 yards on the ground (83.3 yards/game) as well as 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 51 points in total. They have given up 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 236.0 yards per outing, which has them in 101st in the nation. The Sooners defense has been on the field for 203 plays, which ranks them 79th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mountaineers +19.5
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