West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (3-2) at Baylor Bears (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm (McLane Stadium)
The Line: Baylor Bears -20.5 -- Over/Under: 78 See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers head to McLane Stadium to face the high powered Baylor Bears in week seven.
The West Virginia Mountaineers will be looking to get in the win column following a 33-26, overtime loss to visiting Oklahoma State in week six for consecutive defeats. Even though this went to overtime the Mountaineers lost this in the first half where they trailed 17-2 with the Cowboys recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. WVU led in yardage 443-362 but gave the ball away four times with OSU committing thee turnovers. Quarterback Skyler Howard struggled in the passing attack with 188 yards on 18-35 with a touchdown and interception with Shelton Gibson leading the Mountaineers with five catches for 84 yards and a score. Wendell Smallwood was a bright spot for West Virginia’s rushing attack with147 yards on 19 carries.
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The name of the game for the Baylor Bears is find the end zone for 60 minutes which has worked out well thus far. The Bears improved to 5-0 with a 66-7 rout of Kansas on the road as a 46 point favorite in week six action. BU made quick work of the Jayhawks with a 52-7 lead at the half before calling the wolves off. Baylor racked up 644 yards with plenty of balance while holding the Jayhawks to 227 yards and forcing three turnovers with a fumble returned for a score. Seth Russell threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns before Baylor gave Jarrett Stidham some reps and he threw for another 117 yards and two more TD’s. with Corey Colman catching seven balls for 108 yards and two TD’s. Shock Linwood led the Bears on the ground with a 13 carry, 135 yard effort while Terence Williams and Johnny Jefferson combined for 144 yards on 25 tries.
The under is 7-0 in Mountaineers last 7 games following a ATS loss and is 6-0 in Mountaineers last 6 games following a S.U. loss while going 9-1 in Mountaineers last 10 conference games. The Bears are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game and the over is 6-1-1 in Bears last 8 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. For some reason I hate laying this much chalk but I am…