Texas Longhorns (4-5) at West Virginia Mountaineers (4-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 14, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -8 -- Over/Under:
The Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The Texas Longhorns look for their first road win to get a game above a .500 record. Jerrod Heard is completing 59 percent of his passes for 1,040 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Heard has one touchdown pass in his last three games. John Burt and Daje Johnson have combined for 661 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Armanti Foreman has 11 receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 206.8 yards per contest, and Heard leads the way with 540 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Texas is allowing 29 points and 434.2 yards per game. Peter Jinkens leads the Longhorns with 67 tackles, Dylan Haines has four interceptions and Bryce Cottrell has three sacks.
The West Virginia Mountaineers need their fifth home win to get a game above a .500 record. Skyler Howard is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,875 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Howard has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante have combined for 861 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Daikiel Shorts Jr. has 22 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 220.1 yards per contest, and Wendell Smallwood leads the way with 954 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, WVU is allowing 28.5 points and 424.8 yards per game. Nick Kwiatkoski leads the Mountaineers with 53 tackles, Daryl Worley has three interceptions and Noble Nwachukwu has 3.5 sacks. Jeremy Tyler and Terrell Chestnut are questionable.
The Longhorns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Longhorns don't score enough to hang with West Virginia, especially on the road. I look for the Mountaineers to have their way with Texas and win this game by double digits.