West Virginia vs. Kansas State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

West Virginia vs. Kansas State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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West Virginia vs. Kansas State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview


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

West Virginia vs. Kansas State Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
Network: ESPN

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Why West Virginia Will Win

Can the Mountaineers somehow get hot for a game?

The Kansas State defense has been good, the offense has been great at controlling games, and overall, the team is playing the style it’s supposed to, and West Virginia has to bust through that.

It starts with not letting the Kansas State offense to get comfortable. The Mountaineer offense doesn’t have enough positive things happening to keep up if this gets into any sort of a scoring fest, and it’s miserable on third downs, but the D has to use its excellent pass rush to at least make Skylar Thompson hurry his throws.

He’s been able to hit on his deeper passes a bit more lately, but he’s also been inconsistent. He was never able to find a passing groove against TCU or Oklahoma State, and he needs the running attack to work – James Gilbert and Jordon Brown haven’t been healthy.

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Why Kansas State Will Win

West Virginia just won’t have enough to keep the chains moving.

It’s dead last in the Big 12 in third down conversions, and the Wildcats are third in the nation in third down stops. The whole goal of the K-State offense is total control.

Control the clock, control the tempo, and control the mistakes.

The offense doesn’t turn the ball over enough to matter – West Virginia desperately needs easy chances to score – and it’s great at grinding out drives. Along with all of WVU’s other main problems, it doesn’t go on long marches and it doesn’t move the chains.

There’s no fear of a Mountaineer downfield passing game, and there’s no concern of a big comeback. The Wildcats might end this if it can get up by two scores early – they’ll just sit on the ball and grind out the clock from there.

What’s Going To Happen

West Virginia isn’t getting better.

Its offense hasn’t been able to find anything to consistently click, it’s struggling way too much to come up with 14 points, and it’s not coming up with any clutch plays.

Kansas State will be methodical, it’ll get up early, and it’ll work. It’s not going to have to do anything crazy to get out of this with an uninspiring – but relatively easy – victory.

West Virginia vs. Kansas State Prediction, Line

Kansas State 34, West Virginia 17
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Kansas State -14.5, o/u: 47.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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