TCU Horned Frogs (3-3) at West Virginia Mountaineers (4-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -3 -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The TCU Horned Frogs and the West Virginia Mountaineers look to get closer to bowl eligible as they meet in Big 12 conference college football action from Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The TCU Horned Frogs will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 34-18 win over Texas Tech to improve to 3-3 on the year. Max Duggan has thrown for 1,113 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 65.2% passing while also leading the Horned Frogs in rushing with 329 rushing yards and 6 rushing scores as well this season. Darwin Barlow has 291 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs while Kendre Miller and Zach Evans each have 100+ rushing yards as well this season. Taye Barber leads TCU with 27 catches for 281 yards while Quentin Johnson has 225 receiving yards and Blair Conwright has 188 receiving yards as well this season for TCU’s receiving group. Defensively, Garret Wallow leads TCU with 46 total tackles while Dee Winter has a team-high 24 solo tackles and Ochaun Mathis has a team-high 4 sacks. La’Kendrick Van Zandt also has a pair of interceptions for the Horned Frogs this season.
The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to bounce back from a 17-13 loss to Texas to fall back to 4-3 this season. Jarret Doege has thrown for 2,007 yards, 11 touchdowns and 3 INTs on 65.2% passing while Leddie Brown leads WVU in rushing with 741 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns and Alec Sinkfield has 308 rushing yards and 3 scores as well this season. Winston Wright Jr. leads West Virginia’s receiving group with 36 grabs for 447 yards while Bryce Ford-Wheaton has 356 receiving yards and Sam James and T.J. Simmons each have 200+ receiving yards this season. The aforementioned Brown, Reese Smith, Mike O’Laughlin and Sean Ryan all have 100+ receiving yards for WVU this season. Defensively, Tony Field leads the Mountaineers with 65 total tackles while Alonzo Addae has 47 total tackles including a team-high 28 solo tackles and a pair of interceptions. Akheem Mesidor leads the Mountaineers with 4 sacks while Jared Bartlett and Darius Stills each have 3.5 sacks and Jeffery Pooler Jr. has 3 sacks this season.
TCU is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on turf while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. West Virginia is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. TCU is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
This looks like a hard game to call as you have a TCU team that’s 2-0 on the road both SU and ATS, including a 33-31 win over the same Texas team that just beat the Mountaineers. However, holding Texas to 17 points in a loss is somewhat of a moral victory and the Mountaineers have been fantastic at home this season, including holding Kansas State to just 10 points at home last time out in Morgantown. I’ll lay the points with West Virginia in this one.