Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-4) at West Virginia Mountaineers (3-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 7, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -8 -- Over/Under:
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The Texas Red Raiders and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The Texas Red Raiders look to become bowl eligible after splitting their last eight games. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 3,331 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Mahomes has four or more touchdown passes in four of his nine games. Jakeem Grant and Devin Lauderdale have combined for 1,403 yards and eight touchdowns while Reginald Davis has 27 receptions. The Texas Red Raiders ground game is averaging 190.2 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 932 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 43.4 points and 572.7 yards per game. Dakota Allen leads the Red Raiders with 82 tackles, J.J. Gaines has four interceptions and Pete Robertson has four sacks.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look to snap a four-game losing streak and get back to a .500 record. Skyler Howard is completing 55.9 percent of his passes for 1,726 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Howard has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante have combined for 850 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Daikiel Shorts Jr. has 21 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 208.7 yards per contest, and Wendell Smallwood leads the way with 791 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, WVU is allowing 28.9 points and 431.4 yards per game. Nick Kwiatkoski leads the Mountaineers with 46 tackles, Terrell Chestnut has two interceptions and Noble Nwachukwu has 2.5 sacks. Ricky Rumph is questionable.
The Red Raiders are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Texas Tech has allowed a combined 133 points in its last two games. West Virginia has given up 102 points in its last two games. I'm not sure how anybody can eat any type of chalk when these teams don't play a lick of defense. I'd give the over a serious look when it comes out, but for now, my pick would be Texas Tech and the points simply because I'm not eating chalk with a team that just allowed a touchdown while I typed this up.