Texas vs. West Virginia - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (7-1) at Texas Longhorns (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Texas Longhorns clash Saturday in a Big 12 college football game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look for their second road victory to remain in the Big 12 conference race. The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost six of their last nine road games. Skyler Howard is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,293 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Howard has one or less touchdown pass in five of his last eight games. Daikiel Shorts Jr. and Shelton Gibson have combined for 1,314 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Ka'Raun White has 36 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 223.6 yards per contest, and Justin Crawford leads the way with 587 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 20.6 points and 394 yards per game. Justin Arndt leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 46 tackles, Noble Nwachukwu has three sacks and Rasul Douglas has five interceptions.
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The Texas Longhorns look for their third straight victory to become bowl eligible. The Texas Longhorns have five wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Shane Buechele is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,257 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. Buechele has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. Armanti Foreman and Devin Duvernay have combined for 714 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jake Oliver has 23 receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 247.3 yards per contest, and D’Onta Foreman leads the way with 1,446 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Texas is allowing 33.2 points and 464.1 yards per game. Anthony Wheeler leads the Texas Longhorns with 61 tackles, Breckyn Hager has five sacks and Dylan Haines has two interceptions.
The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Longhorns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Longhorns last 4 games overall and the under is 22-8 in Mountaineers last 30 games overall.
West Virgina has shown over the years that it's not the same team on the road as it is in Morgantown. The Texas Longhorns have found their groove the last couple of weeks and have one of the hotter running backs in the country right now in Foreman. I'm not sure West Virginia is up for the physical style of play that this Texas offense has unleashed recently. The Longhorns and the small line at home is one of the stronger plays on the board.