Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0) at West Virginia Mountaineers (3-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 10, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -7 -- Over/Under: 57
The Oklahoma State Cowboys collide with the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are proving to be a team to watch with a 5-0 record after knocking off Kansas State 36-34 in week five. The boxscore seemed to heavily favor the Cowboys who held a 490-351 edge in yardage although the offense was one dimensional and a pair of turnovers didn’t help. The rushing attack was 36 yards from Raymond Taylor so the Cowboys turned to the passing Mason Rudolph who completed 34-55 for 437 and three touchdowns and an Interception. Marcell Ateman and James Washington were a one, two punch in the passing attack with a combined 13 receptions for 201 yards and a score apiece.
After dominating opponents on the way to a 3-0 start the West Virginia Mountaineers found the shoe on the other foot in a 44-20 defeat at Oklahoma in week five. The Sooners led the yardage battle 427-389 while forcing five turnovers. Quarterback Skyler Howard completed 17-32 for 173 yards with a crushing three interceptions with Jordan Thompson and Jovon Durante combining for sevwhile Rushel Shell added en receptions for 90 yards with Durante snagging a one yard TD. Wendell Smallwood gave WVU some positive work on the ground with 111 yards on 22 carries added 72 yards on 20 touches with a score. The bottom line was the Mountaineers giving the ball away five times with a lost fumble returned for six.
The Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October and are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game while the over is 4-1 in Cowboys last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 6-0 in Mountaineers last 6 games following a ATS loss and is 5-0 in Mountaineers last 5 games following a S.U. loss while going 10-1 in Mountaineers last 11 games on fieldturf. My gut says this is too many points but it also says West Virginia bounces back…