TCU vs West Virginia : The TCU Horned Frogs continue to struggle offensively and they’ll need their defense to step up once again as they take on the West Virginia Mountaineers at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Is the betting total set too high for this Big 12 matchup?
Since becoming conference rivals TCU owns the edge on West Virginia, winning four of six meetings outright including a 31-24 decision last season. But the Mountaineers are 4-1 against the spread over the last five meetings, winning twice and twice covering as ‘dogs. West Virginia hosts the Horned Frogs on Saturday afternoon in Morgantown.
137 TCU Horned Frogs at 138 West Virginia Mountaineers
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 10
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
TCU sophomore QB Michael Collins completed 23-of-33 passes for 351 yards, a touchdown and an interception and ran for 33 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s 27-26 loss to Kansas. This was Collins’ first start following Shawn Robinson’s season-ending shoulder injury. He wasn’t terrible, but he and his team did fritter this thing away with a 2-0 turnover disadvantage and some poor situational plays. Still, Collins averaged over 10 yards per attempt and did some damage on the ground. He may turn out to not be a downgrade on Shawn Robinson.TCU vs West Virginia
West Virginia senior QB Will Grier completed 28-of-42 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 42-41 win over Texas. Grier (6’2/223) and the Mountaineers kept pace in the wild shootout affair — the teams combined for 1,098 yards of total offense — but it looked like their fine efforts might fall just short after Texas scored a touchdown to go up 41-34 with just 2:34 remaining in the fourth quarter. The senior gunslinger then proceeded to lead WVU to glory on the team’s subsequent drive, hitting Gary Jennings on a beautiful, perfectly thrown 33-yard touchdown down the middle of the end zone to pull to within one. Rather than try for the game-tying extra point, they instead went for the go-ahead two-point conversation — and notched it. Just a thrilling game. One thing to note moving forward, Grier was dealing with a leg injury during the contest. We will monitor that during the upcoming practice week. The Mountaineers will look to lay a crooked number on a listless TCU squad next weekend.TCU vs West Virginia
The under is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings and I see the under cashing again on Saturday when these two teams met. TCU is a mess offensively but Gary Patterson continues to put together quality defensive game plans and should have one for Grier and Dana Holgorsen this weekend. The under is 13-3 in the Horned Frogs’ last 16 road games, is 21-7 in their last 28 conference games and is 13-6 in their last 19 games overall. On the other side, the under is 5-2 in the Mountaineers’ last seven home games and WVU should have zero problems shutting down TCU’s offense.