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Big 12 Showdown in Forth Worth: TCU Hosts West Virginia

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Two of Top Offenses in Nation Square-Off in Big 12 Matchup

The fans at Amon Carter Stadium will see the 23rd-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers and the 8th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers have the Horned Frogs as 12-point favorites. The total is sitting nicely at 67.5 total points. It opened at 73.

TCU and West Virginia were picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Big 12. Both teams have shown balanced offenses in the usually pass-happy league.

The Horned Frogs and Mountaineers have the top two rushing offenses in the Big 12. They are only separated by just over a yard per game. TCU averages 232.3 yards and West Virginia is getting 231. They rank 25th and 26th in the country.

West Virginia is averaging 594.8 yards per game, and is second in the nation in total offense. TCU averages 497.0 yards per game and is 17th.

TCU is no longer Surprise of the Big 12

In their last action, TCU was a 44-31 winner on the road against Oklahoma State Cowboys. They covered the +9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (75) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

TCU is second in the conference in total defense. They are the best in the Big 12 at defending against the run. The Mountaineers are one of just two teams in the conference that are allowing fewer than 100 yards per game on the ground.

TCU’s offense will be triggered by quarterback Kenny Hill. He has the sixth-best completion percentage in the nation. He trails only Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in the Big 12.

Hill is one of two starters in the conference who has yet to pass for more than 1,000 yards. With the league’s top rushing offense he doens’t have to throw a lot. He has been able to play smarter football that has led the team to its perfect start.

West Virginia Looks to Keep Offense in High Gear Against Tough Defense

West Virginia was a 56-34 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas Jayhawks. They failed to cover the -24.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (90) made winners of OVER bettors.

Quarterback Will Grier, a transfer from Florida, leads the Mountaineers’ prolific attack. He has found the mark on 94 of 144 passes through four games. That has amounted for 1,374 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has thrown just three interceptions.

Running back Justin Crawford has the chance to get meaningful yards on every snap. It helps to control the game for West Virginia. Crawford has racked up 451 yards and six touchdowns on just 61 carries. He has gained at least 100 yards in each game this season.

The series between the Horned Frogs and Mountaineers is tied 3-3. All but one meeting has been in the Big 12. TCU leads the series 3-2. West Virginia won last year’s contest 34-10 in Morgantown. It was TCU’s most lopsided loss as a member of the Big 12.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
West Virginia 3-1 1-3 48.75 25.25 23.5 1-1 0-2 3-0-1 2-0 1-0-1
Texas Christian 4-0 3-1 47.75 18.50 29.25 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
WESTV 12.23 17.86 -5.64
TCU 10.41 17.49 -7.08
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
WESTV 13.99 13.85 0.14
TCU 11.77 16.36 -4.59
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
WESTV 5.81 5.29 0.52
TCU 5.19 2.82 2.37
Team Records

West Virginia Mountaineers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 48.75 25.25 23.50
vs Conf 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 56.00 34.00 22.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 1-1 0-1 57.00 23.33 33.67

TCU Horned Frogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 47.75 18.50 29.25
vs Conf 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 44.00 31.00 13.00
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 0-1 2-0 42.67 24.67 18.00

Big 12 Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 48.75 4 18.50 37
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 359.00 11 190.00 57
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 254.50 20 74.00 16
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 47.75 7 25.25 71
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 332.50 23 216.00 48
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 248.00 27 300.50 113

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
West Virginia 2-3 3-2 2-3 28.40 149.20 3.55 36.80 56.52 216.00 365.20 2.00
Texas Christian 3-2 2-3 2-3 29.40 157.80 4.26 39.40 58.38 275.00 432.80 2.40

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 22, 2016 TCU WESTV 10-34 152 148 300 3 158 231 389 0
Oct 29, 2015 WESTV TCU 10-40 167 160 327 1 228 388 616 0
Nov 1, 2014 TCU WESTV 31-30 223 166 389 2 195 162 357 5
Nov 2, 2013 WESTV TCU 30-27 148 267 415 2 60 394 454 4
Nov 3, 2012 TCU WESTV 39-38 126 279 405 3 78 260 338 2

Big 12 Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

West Virginia Mountaineers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 KANSAS 56-34 W -24.5/71.5 L/O 288 347 635 367 197 564 -2 A
Sep 16, 2017 DELAST 59-16 W -62.5/ 204 334 538 161 140 301 0 H
Sep 9, 2017 E.CAR 56-20 W -25.5/67 W/O 216 403 619 142 328 470 -2 H
Sep 3, 2017 VTECH 24-31 L 5/55 L/P 221 371 592 234 235 469 1 A
Dec 28, 2016 MI-FL 14-31 L 3/57.5 L/U 95 134 229 81 282 363 1 A

TCU Horned Frogs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 OKLAST 44-31 W 9.5/67.5 W/O 238 228 466 101 398 499 -3 A
Sep 16, 2017 SMU 56-36 W -22.5/64.5 L/O 254 365 619 124 339 463 1 H
Sep 9, 2017 ARK 28-7 W -2.5/57 W/U 195 166 361 129 138 267 1 A
Sep 2, 2017 JACKST 63-0 W -59/ 242 300 542 24 41 65 -1 H
Dec 30, 2016 GEORGI 23-31 L -3/48 L/O 175 146 321 248 164 412 1 H

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West Virginia home to Texas Tech Saturday, October 14
TCU at Kansas State Saturday, October 14

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