Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia Fearless Prediction, Game Preview


Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia fearless prediction and game preview.

Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, WV
Network: ESPN2

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Why Oklahoma State Will Win

West Virginia just doesn’t have the offense to keep up the pace.

Even with the issues at quarterback – more on that in a moment – the Oklahoma State offense should be able keep the production going with an attack that averages close to 500 yards per game thanks to the brilliant, Heisman-worthy season from Chuba Hubbard.

The West Virginia run defense hasn’t been all that bad, but most teams are spending all of their time throwing the ball. Here comes Hubbard, who’s at 1,726 yards and 20 scores, with 121 yards in every game against an FBS team.

He’s 274 yards away from 2,000 with two games to go, but more than that for this week, he needs to hit a few early home runs to help take the pressure off the passing game.

West Virginia? It has the second-worst ground game in college football, and the passing game isn’t nearly efficient enough to make a dent if this gets into a shootout.

The OSU passing game will be just fine, too, against a mediocre secondary, but …

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Why West Virginia Will Win

Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders is out for the year with a thumb injury.

This, along with the loss of star WR Tylan Wallace a few weeks ago, takes down the Cowboy passing game a few notches. Former Hawaii starter Dru Brown is a ready-made backup to keep the machine going, but it’s a step back rom a starter in the midst of a massive statistical season.

The Mountaineer pass rush is just good enough to keep the heat on the new starter and make him press a bit. There might be a whole slew of problems with the WVU D, but it’s generating sacks.

On the other side, this is the week for the West Virginia offense to finally start to open it up a bit.

The passing game might not be efficient, and it might be having problems with its consistency, but everyone is getting fat on the OSU secondary. The Cowboys have allowed 250 yards or more in six of its last seven games and 273 yards per game overall.

Bowling Green transfer Jarret Doege stepped into the starting role last week against Kansas State and threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns in the stunning win. Now there’s something to play for.

Win this week, and win next week at TCU, and the Mountaineers are in a bowl game.

What’s Going To Happen

This might be a flaky West Virginia team. but it’s been playing better over the last few weeks. It pushed Baylor and shocked Kansas State, but can it win its final home game of the year and set up the TCU game for a shot at a bowl?

Here comes Hubbard.

Brown will be just fine. He’ll ball out and keep the Cowboy offensive moving  with enough third down conversions to keep the attack going, but it’ll be a big day for the OSU ground game to take over.

Oklahoma State’s defense will give up over 250 passing yards, but it won’t be quite enough to keep up.

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Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia Prediction, Line

Oklahoma State 34, West Virginia 24
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Oklahoma State -5.5, o/u: 55
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ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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