Kansas State vs. West Virginia Prediction
After opening as 3.5-point home favorites, the West Virginia Mountaineers are now 5.5-point chalk versus the visiting Kansas State Wildcats at 12:00 p.m. ET. Will the Wildcats pull off the upset or at least cover the spread in this Big 12 clash?
117 Kansas State Wildcats (+5.5) at 118 West Virginia Mountaineers (-5.5); o/u 45.5
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, West Virginia
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 31, 2020
Kansas State Wildcats Game Notes
Kansas State freshman QB Will Howard completed 17-of-24 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 55-14 victory over Kansas. What a performance by the true freshman. Howard averaged a tick over 10 yards per attempt, didn't turn the ball over and gained 23 yards on the ground. This game was 20-7 near the end of the second quarter before Kansas State stopped committing unforced errors and put its foot on pedal. Howard (6'4/220) has seized control of the starting spot after starter Skylar Thompson was knocked out for the season with a right arm injury. The three-star 2020 recruit has a tricker assignment next time around at West Virginia.
West Virginia Mountaineers Game Notes
West Virginia redshirt junior QB Jarret Doege completed 32-of-50 passes for 347 yards with a touchdown in a 34-27 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. These certainly aren't bad numbers -- on the contrary -- but this could have been a much, much bigger game if the West Virginia wideouts would have helped. The Mountaineers dropped no fewer than seven passes, and several of those drops came on plays that would have resulted in big gains. It wasn't a perfect game from the 6-foot-2, 198-pound signal-caller, but he deserved better. The brother of former Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege, Jarret wanted to play at Texas Tech but wasn't offered, so this will assuredly be a disappointing loss for the redshirt junior. Not that anyone likes losing. The Mountaineers will try and rebound next Saturday against Kansas State.
Kansas State vs. West Virginia Betting Prediction
The under is 8-0 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Morgantown. The under is 5-1-1 in the Wildcats’ last seven games as an underdog, is 4-1-1 in their last six road games and is 12-4-1 in their last 17 conference games. On the other side, the under is also 5-0 in the Mountaineers’ last five games following a straight up loss, is 5-0 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record and has cashed in seven of their last 10 games overall.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 BETTING PREDICTION: KANSAS STATE/WEST VIRGINIA 45.5