West Virginia Mountaineers (3-3) at TCU Horned Frogs (7-0)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 29, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -14 -- Over/Under:
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The West Virginia Mountaineers and TCU Horned Frogs meet Thursday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
The West Virginia Mountaineers need their first road victory of the year to snap a three-game losing streak. Skyler Howard is completing 59 percent of his passes for 1,566 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Howard has thrown six touchdown passes in his last three games. Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante have combined for 804 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Daikiel Shorts Jr. has 19 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 215.6 yards per contest, and Wendell Smallwood leads the way with 678 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, WVU is allowing 27 points and 400.7 yards per game. Nick Kwiatkoski leads the Mountaineers with 39 tackles, Terrell Chestnut has two interceptions and Shaq Petteway has two sacks.
The TCU Horned Frogs look to remain unbeaten and haven’t lost a home game since Nov of 2013. Trevone Boykin is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 2,539 yards, 25 touchdowns and five interceptions. Boykin is currently fifth in the country in touchdown passes. Josh Doctson and KaVontae Turpin have combined for 1,380 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Kolby Listenbee has 15 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 226.7 yards and per contest, and Aaron Green leads the way with 632 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 26.6 points and 397.4 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the Horned Frogs with 50 tackles, Josh Carraway has 4.5 sacks and Derrick Kindred has two forced fumbles.
The Mountaineers are 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Horned Frogs are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
WVU has been crushed on the road this season by above-average comp, and TCU is simply a freight train when playing at home. There's a reason the Horned Frogs have covered 11 of their last 12 games at home.
Give me TCU by double digits.