Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0) at West Virginia Mountaineers (3-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 10, 2015, 3:33 PM (EDT)|
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -7 -- Over/Under:
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday night at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to remain unbeaten and pick up their third road victory. Mason Rudolph is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,674 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Rudolph has six touchdown passes in his last three games. David Glidden and Marcell Ateman have combined for 711 receiving yards and six touchdowns while James Washington has 19 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 138.2 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 274 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, OK State is allowing 19.2 points and 310 yards per game. Jordan Sterns leads the Cowboys with 46 tackles, Emmanuel Ogbah has 6.5 sacks and Ashton Lampkin has two pass deflections.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look to bounce back from last week’s loss to Oklahoma. Skyler Howard is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,089 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Howard has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante have combined for 607 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Daikiel Shorts Jr. has 12 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 214.2 yards per contest, and Wendell Smallwood leads the way with 442 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, WVU is allowing 16.8 points and 337.3 yards per game. Nick Kwiatkoski leads the Mountaineers with 29 tackles, Shaq Petteway has two sacks and Karl Joseph has five interceptions.
The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October. The Mountaineers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
I love West Virginia, especially in Morgantown. However, giving a free touchdown to a team that can put points on the board in a hurry is a bit too much for me. I have to play the value here, as there's going to be a ton of points scored. I'll take my chances with the free touchdown.