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Saturday, Nov. 12, the West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Texas Longhorns. The game, to be played at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, is slated for a 12:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Read on for our West Virginia vs. Texas preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, West Virginia wins the matchup between the two teams 51.3% of the time. The spread, via Vegas Insider, has the Longhorns favored.
Spread: Texas -2
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Channel: Fox Sports 1
West Virginia vs. Texas preview:
West Virginia (7-1) enters the contest fresh off of a 48-21 win over Kansas on Saturday one week after suffering its first loss of the season at Oklahoma State. Texas (5-4) grabbed a nice win at Texas Tech last week by a 45-37 score.
Texas hung 658 yards of offense on the Red Raiders including 414 yards on the ground. Texas also allowed 482 yards in the win over Texas Tech. Running back D'Onta Foreman had a monster game with 341 rushing yards on 33 carries. He averaged 10.3 yards per carry to go along with three touchdowns.
The Mountaineers managed to gain 605 yards on a bad Kansas defense last week including 341 yards on the ground. Quarterback Skyler Howard had a nice game as well going 16-for-27 through the air for 260 yards and three touchdowns.
West Virginia topped Texas a year ago in Morgantown by the score of 38-20.
West Virginia vs. Texas Prediction:
This one could really turn into a shootout as West Virginia's offense can move the ball down the field at a rapid pace and Texas' defense ranks 113th in the country allowing 464 yards per game.
Texas will certainly try to get the running game going quickly, but the Mountaineers' run defense has looked to be strong allowing just 148.3 yards on the ground per game which is 46th best in the nation.
Texas has the advantage of playing at home, but the WVU offense will be a bit too much in Austin.
West Virginia 44, Texas 34