West Virginia vs. Delaware State - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Delaware State Hornets (0-2) at West Virginia Mountaineers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -56 -- Over/Under: 61.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: AT&T SportsNet
The Delaware State Hornets and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday in college football action at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The Delaware State Hornets would love a monster upset to get their first victory of the season. The Delaware State Hornets haven’t won a game since November of 2015. Jack McDaniels is completing 42.9 percent of his passes for 165 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. McDaniels has to be more accurate with the ball to give the Hornets a chance. Fatu Sua-Godinet and Jordan Hannah have combined for 116 receiving yards on six receptions while Taronn Selby has two receptions. The Delaware State Hornets ground game is averaging 59 yards per contest, and Brycen Alleyne leads the way with 47 yards on nine carries. Defensively, Delaware State is allowing 22 points and 432 yards per game. Malik Harris leads the Delaware State Hornets with five tackles, Brian Cavicante has 1.5 tackles for loss and Keyjuan Selby has one interception.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The West Virginia Mountaineers has won 10 of their last 11 home games. Will Grier is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 723 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Grier has now 18 career touchdown passes on 239 career pass attempts. David Sills V and Gary Jennings have combined for 482 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ka’Raun White has eight receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 218.5 yards per contest, and Justin Crawford leads the way with 224 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 25.5 points and 469.5 yards per game. Al-Rasheed Benton leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 16 tackles, Jon Lewis has 0.5 sacks and Kyzir White has two interceptions.
The over is 4-0 in Mountaineers last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and the over is 3-0-1 in Mountaineers last 4 games in September.
The Delaware State Hornets don't win many games against their own comp, so going on the road to play an explosive West Virginia squad could get ugly very quickly. However, this is a ton of points and leaves you open for a backdoor cover if you lay them. This is a paycheck game for the Hornets, and I'm sure the no. 1 goal for the Mountaineers is to get out of this game healthy. Running up the score on this poor team from Delaware is something WVU shouldn't be focused on too much with the Big 12 schedule right around the corner. I'll take my chances with the points even if we may be sweating it out until the very end.