Iowa State vs. West Virginia - 11/29/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (6-5) at Iowa State Cyclones (2-8)
College Football: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Iowa State Cyclones play Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost three straight games and hope to win to get a better bowl game. Clint Trickett, who is completing 67.1 percent of his passes, is questionable for this game with a concussion. If Trickett can’t go Skyler Howard will get the nod, a sophomore who threw for two touchdowns in WVU’s last game. West Virginia has 32 passing plays of 25 or more yards and is 5-2 this season when passing for two or more touchdowns. Kevin White and Mario Alford have combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Jordan Thompson has 14 receptions in his last three games. West Virginia’s ground game is averaging four yards per carry, as Rushel Shell leads the way with 620 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, the West Virginia Mountaineers are allowing 26.4 points, 386.6 yards, and they’ve forced 15 sacks and 11 turnovers. Nick Kwiatkoski leads WVU with 85 tackles and Shaquille Riddick has eight tackles for loss.
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The Iowa State Cyclones have lost four straight and are looking for just their second home win. Sam B. Richardson is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Richardson has eight touchdowns and two picks in his last three games and Iowa State has 17 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Allen Lazard and D'Vario Montgomery have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and five touchdowns while E.J. Bibbs has a touchdown in five of his last six games. Iowa State’s ground game is averaging 3.8 yards per carry, as Aaron Wimberly leads the way with 492 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, the Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 37.4 points, 505.5 yards, and they’ve forced 14 sacks and 12 turnovers. T.J. Mutcherson leads ISU with 76 tackles and Cory Morrissey has 7.5 tackles for loss.
The Mountaineers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Cyclones are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 4-9-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
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