West Virginia vs. TCU - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (4-2) at West Virginia Mountaineers (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN2
The TCU Horned Frogs and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football matchup at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The TCU Horned Frogs look for a statement victory after winning three of their last four games. The TCU Horned Frogs have seven wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Kenny Hill is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,142 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Hill has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Taj Williams and John Diarse have combined for 851 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Kyle Hicks has 27 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 168.1 yards per contest, and Hicks leads the way with 479 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 30 points and 423.8 yards per game. Ty Summers leads the TCU Horned Frogs with 64 tackles, Josh Carraway has 4.5 sacks and Nick Orr has three interceptions.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers look for their seventh straight victory to remain in the college football playoff race. The West Virginia Mountaineers have also won seven straight home games. Skyler Howard is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 1,590 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Howard has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Shelton Gibson and Daikiel Shorts Jr. have combined for 890 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ka'Raun White has 23 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 216.2 yards per contest, and Justin Crawford leads the way with 373 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 19.4 points and 410.6 yards per game. Jarrod Harper leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 30 tackles, Justin Arndt has two sacks and Rasul Douglas has two interceptions.
The Horned Frogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mountaineers are 1-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 4-1 in Horned Frogs last 5 road games.
TCU has outscored West Virginia 71-40 in the last two games and has found its confidence with three wins in its last four tries. However, if the West Virginia Mountaineers were going to fall apart, it would have been on the road last week against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. West Virginia is for real, as Dana Holgorsen has a defense to go along with his explosive offense. TCU isn't consistent enough to hang with West Virginia, especially in Morgantown where it's tough to win regardless.
Give me the West Virginia Mountaineers at home to beat up on the TCU Horned Frogs.