West Virginia Mountaineers (2-4) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (3-3)
October 23, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -4 / West Virginia Mountaineers +4; Over/Under: 57.5
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The TCU Horned Frogs and West Virginia Mountaineers meet in week 8 Big 12 college football action from Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday night.
The West Virginia Mountaineers come into this game looking to snap a three-game losing skid after a 45-20 loss to Baylor in their last game. Jarret Doege has thrown for 1,444 yards, 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 65.2% passing while Leddie Brown leads the Mountaineers with 422 rushing yards and Winston Wright Jr. and Sam James each have 300+ receiving yards this season with Wright Jr. leading WVU with 364 receiving yards while James has 302 receiving yards. Isaiah Esdale and Bryce Ford-Wheaton also have 250+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Josh Chandler-Semedo leads WVU with 49 total tackles while Taijh Alston and Dante Stills each have a team-high 4 sacks.
The TCU Horned Frogs could use a win after a 52-31 loss to Oklahoma last time out. Max Duggan leads the Horned Frogs, throwing for 1,349 yards, 13 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 65.1% passing while Zach Evans leads TCU in rushing with 586 rushing yards along with 5 scores while Kendre Miller has 357 rushing yards and 6 TDs this season. Quentin Johnson leads TCU in receiving with 355 receiving yards while Taye Barber has 248 receiving yards and three other TCU receivers have 100+ receiving yards this season. On defense, T.J. Carter leads TCU with 37 total tackles while Ochaun Mathis has a team-high 3 sacks this season.
West Virginia is 8-18-2 ATS in their last 28 games as an underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. TCU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record and 11-27-1 ATS in their last 39 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record.
I think you could make a case either way here as both sides have not been good in terms of covering the number this season. With that said, West Virginia has struggled to put points up lately, and that’s not going to work against a TCU team that can hang up points in bunches and realistically, TCU’s struggles this season have only come against higher-scoring teams like Oklahoma and Texas Tech where the Horned Frogs just couldn’t keep up. I think TCU just runs past West Virginia here, winning by a touchdown, so I’ll lay the points with TCU here.