TCU at West Virginia: 11/14/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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West Virginia Mountaineers (4-3) vs TCU Horned Frogs (3-3)
Game Info: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers -2 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The TCU Horned Frogs will travel to Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The TCU Horned Frogs won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-3 (3-3 Big 12) after defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 34-18, this past Saturday. TCU’s defense did a great job slowing down the Texas Tech passing attack and had no trouble securing the victory after taking 27-10 lead late in the 3rd quarter on a 48-yard TD run by Max Duggan. TCU outgained Texas Tech by a 343-311 margin and forced one Red Raiders turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was QB Max Duggan who despite throwing for just 73 yards & 1 INT, was able to light it up with his legs as he finished the game with 154 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 19 carries.
On the season, TCU is averaging 27.0 ppg on 396.2 total yards per game (211.7 passing yds/g; 184.5 rushing yards/g). Offensively, TCU has been led by QB Max Duggan who has completed 65.2% of his passes for 1,113 yards, 5 TD, & 2 INT. Duggan is also the leading rusher for the Horned Frogs as he has 329 rushing yards & 6 TD on 80 carries. In the backfield with Duggan has been Darwin Barlow (50 att, 291 yards, 3 TD), Kendre Miller (26 att, 137 yards), and Zach Evans (21 att, 134 yards, TD). The top receiving threats for the Horned Frogs have been Taye Barber (27 rec, 281 yards, 2 TD), Quentin Johnson (13 rec, 225 yards, TD), and Blair Conwright (14 rec, 188 yards, TD).
Defensively, TCU is allowing their opponents to average 27.2 ppg on 364.5 total yards per game (222.2 passing yds/g; 142.3 rushing yds/g).
The West Virginia Mountaineers dropped to 4-3 (3-3 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the 22nd ranked Texas Longhorns, 17-13, this past Saturday. West Virginia was able to slow down the high-scoring Texas offensive attack, however, the Mountaineers offense surpingsly had a difficult time agianst the Texas defense and could not fight after Texas took a 17-10 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. West Virginia was outgained by Texas by a 363-360 margin and did not force a turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Mountaineers was QB Jarret Doege who completed 35 of 50 passes for 317 yards.
On the season, West Virginia is averaging 30.1 ppg on 449.9 total yards per game (296.3 passing yds/g; 153.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, West Virginia has been led by RB Leddie Brown who has 741 rushing yards & 9 TD’s on 141 carries. In the backfield with Leddie Brown has been Alec Sinkfield who has 306 yards & 3 TD’s on 68 carries. QB Jarret Doege has completed 65.2% of his passes for 2,007 yards, 11 TD, & 3 INT. The top receiving threats for the Mountaineers have been Winston Wright Jr. (36 rec, 447 yards, 2 TD), Bryce Ford-Wheaton (22 rec, 356 yards, 3 TD), and Sam James (28 rec, 257 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, West Virginia is holding their opponents to an average of 19.4 ppg on 271.0 total yards per game (161.6 passing yds/g; 109.4 rushing yds/g).
The Horned Frogs are 4-2 ATS on the season, however, are just 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning record. The Mountaineers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
TCU has a great playmaker in QB Max Duggan, however, this offense really does not have a bunch of weapons and could run into some serious trouble against a West Virginia defense that is very good. West Virginia has been great lately ATS at home and as I think Leddie Brown and Jarret Doege will be able to have some success against a TCU defense, I think the play here is to take the Mountaineers to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!