Prediction: West Virginia vs. Baylor College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/3/20
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Baylor Bears (1-0) at West Virginia Mountaineers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers +3 -- Over/Under: 55 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday in week 5 college football action at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar.
The Baylor Bears look for a quick 2-0 start after beating up on the Kansas Jayhawks in their season opener. The Baylor Bears have won five straight road games. Charlie Brewer is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 142 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Brewer has one or less touchdown passes in five straight games. Trestan Ebner and R.J. Sneed have combined for 104 receiving yards and one touchdown while Josh Fleeks has four receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 203 yards per contest, and John Lovett leads the way with 78 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 14 points and 328 yards per game. Terrel Bernard leads the Baylor Bears with eight tackles, TJ Franklin has one sack and Ashton Logan has one pass deflection.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look for their second home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost four of their last five home games. Jarret Doege is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 513 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Doege has 11 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Winston Wright Jr. and Sam Jones have combined for 238 receiving yards and two touchdowns while T.J. Simmons has four receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 198.5 yards per contest, and Leddie Brown leads the way with 227 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 18.5 points and 274 yards per game. Tony Fields II leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 19 tackles, VanDarius Cowan has two sacks and Alonzo Addae has one interception.
The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mountaineers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games in October and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Bears last 6 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Mountaineers last 7 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The West Virginia Mountaineers struggled in their first test of the season against Oklahoma State, and now they return home where they didn't have a lot of success last season. The Baylor Bears dominated their season opener, and while it came against Kansas, the offense played with great pace and got whatever it wanted. We expected Baylor to play with a quicker tempo this season and the Bears are a legit Big 12 contender if their opener is an indication of things to come. I'm afraid WVU doesn't have the horses to keep up with Baylor for 60 minutes.
I'll lay the field goal with the Baylor Bears.