Big 12: Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds 9/26/20
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West Virginia Mountaineers (1-0) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -8.5 -- Over/Under: 55 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Saturday in week 4 college football action at Boone Pickens Stadium.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look for another win after beating Eastern Kentucky in their season opener. The West Virginia Mountaineers have split their last six road games. Jarret Doege is completing 76 percent of his passes for 228 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Doege has 10 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Sam Jones and Bryce Ford-Wheaton have combined for 139 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Sam Brown has four receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 329 yards per contest, and Leddie Brown leads the way with 123 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 10 points and 206 yards per game. Tony Fields II leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 10 tackles, Taurus Simmons has one sack and Alonzo Addae has one interception.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look for another win after beating Tulsa in their season opener. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won five of their last seven home games. Shane Illingworth is completing 80 percent of his passes for 74 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Illingworth and Ethan Bullock have combined for 115 passing yards this season. Tylan Wallace and Logan Carter have combined for 111 receiving yards on five catches while Dillon Stoner has three receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 139 yards per contest, and Stoner leads the way with 93 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing seven points and 278 yards per game. Malcolm Rodriguez leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 10 tackles, Christian Holmes has one tackle for loss and Kolby Harvell-Peel has one interception.
The Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Cowboys last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
West Virginia and Oklahoma State have a history of playing close games, and the last two contests were decided by a combined 11 points. West Virginia doesn't prove much with a blowout win over Eastern Kentucky, but this is a talented team that can score points and has a talented quarterback leading the way in a friendly system. Oklahoma State had trouble putting away Tulsa and at one point looked like it could lose the game outright. Tulsa had a 7-3 lead heading into the fourth quarter and the Cowboys offense just couldn't get going. That's bad news if that trend continues in this game.
Give me the West Virginia Mountaineers and the free points.