Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) at West Virginia Mountaineers (8-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday night in a Big 12 college football game at Milan Puskar Stadium on ABC.
The Oklahoma Sooners look for their eighth straight victory to keep their lead in the Big 12 conference. The Oklahoma Sooners have six victories over ranked teams since the start of last season. Baker Mayfield is completing 72 percent of his passes for 3,212 yards, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mayfield has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Dede Westbrook and Joe Mixon have combined for 1,674 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Mark Andrews has 27 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 219.3 yards per contest, and Mixon leads the way with 937 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 30.8 points and 429.5 yards per game. Jordan Evans leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 76 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has seven sacks and Steven Parker has two interceptions.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look to build on their impressive 8-1 record to remain in the Big 12 race. The West Virginia Mountaineers haven’t beat a ranked team since their 2014 win over the Baylor Bears. Skyler Howard is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 2,562 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Howard has one or less touchdown pass in five of his last seven games. Daikiel Shorts Jr. and Shelton Gibson have combined for 1,454 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Ka'Raun White has 42 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 211.4 yards per contest, and Justin Crawford leads the way with 599 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 20.6 points and 409.8 yards per game. Justin Arndt leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 58 tackles, Noble Nwachukwu has three sacks and Rasul Douglas has six interceptions.
The Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 conference games. The Mountaineers are 4-11 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Bob Stoops on the road in a big game? No, thanks. Oklahoma is looking like a playoff contender with seven straight victories, but I've learned my lesson by constantly betting on Oklahoma only to have Stoops and company burn me. Also, Morgantown at night is one of the toughest places in the country to win. Milan Puskar Stadium is going to be rocking and the WVU players on both sides of the ball will respond. I look for West Virginia to win this game outright and snap Oklahoma's winning streak.