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How and what to watch for TCU vs. West Virginia

TCU, West Virginia will face off in one of only two games on the Big 12 schedule.

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan looks downfield for an open receiver during the game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 7, 2020 at Amon G. Carter in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The surging TCU Horned Frogs will be taking on the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET in Morgantown, WV. This game is one of two Big 12 conference matchups on the Week 11 schedule.

The Horned Frogs (3-3) have turned their season around with two-straight wins over the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Baylor Bears. In last week’s game against TTU, quarterback Max Duggan put the team on his back. Despite only passing for 73 yards and an interception, he led both teams in rushing with a game-high 154 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns. Shockingly, it was the first time this season that Duggan did not throw for at least 100 yards.

The Horned Frogs will need Duggan and the rest of the offense to score some points when the opportunity presents itself on Saturday. TCU’s offense is averaging 27 points per game, while West Virginia’s defense has been stifling, only allowing 19.4 points per game.

As for West Virginia (4-3), they are coming off of a tough 17-13 road loss to the Texas Longhorns. The Mountaineers could not stop Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns’ defense. Starting with Ehlinger, he completed 15-of-31 passes for 184 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The 6-foot-3 quarterback did not out throw West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege, who had 317 yards on 50 attempts. But unlike Ehlinger, Doege did not have a single touchdown pass.

The Longhorns’ defense also did a great job of keeping Mountaineers running back Leddie Brown in check. Brown only had 47 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. It was the first time all season the Philadelphia native was held under 50 rushing yards. But Brown and the rest of West Virginia’s offense should bounce back against a TCU defense that is allowing 364.5 total yards.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch TCU vs. West Virginia on Saturday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m. ET on Fox, which you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: TCU vs. West Virginia (-2.5)
Point Total: 45.5
Money line: TCU (+118) vs. West Virginia (-143)

  • TCU is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games.
  • The point total went over in four of TCU’s last six road games.
  • West Virginia is 4-1 straight up in its last five home games.
  • The point total went under in eight of West Virginia’s last 12 games.

Betting splits

TCU: (38% of handle, 17% percent of bets)
West Virginia: (62% of handle, 83% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

TCU has turned their season around with a two-game winning streak. But they now have to face a West Virginia team who just lost to Texas by four points, and will be at home in Morgantown. It sounds like a tough task for a TCU squad that got majority of offense from quarterback Max Duggan.

Pick: West Virginia (-2.5)

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