West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns 10/1/22 Predictions and BetRivers Sportsbook Promo

Last updated September 30, 2022

11:30 PM ET Sep 1
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns -9.5

The Texas Longhorns are set to host a game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday at their home stadium, the Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium. This is a much-anticipated game as both the Longhorns and the Mountaineers need a conference win after suffering a loss in their respective game Big 12 openers.

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✅ West Virginia has struggled with the better teams they have played early this season, which will continue against the Texas Longhorns.
✅ West Virginia is overrated at this point in the season after doing most of their offensive damage against FCS side Towson.
✅ The Longhorns have a superior defense to that of the Mountaineers, allowing 21.8 points per game compared to the Mountaineers’ 27.5.

TeamsWest Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns
WhenSaturday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET
VenueDarrell K Royal Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
Betting PicksTexas Longhorns to cover | Spread -9.5 (-110)

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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns

West Virginia Mountaineers

Having started this season with two consecutive losses, the Mountaineers redeemed themselves over the last two weeks by winning 65-7 over the Towson Tigers and 33-10 over the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The Mountaineers currently rank 45th in the country in passing offense, with an average of 272.5 yards per game. The team is also 20th in the nation in rushing, averaging 217.5 yards per contest.

The Mountaineers are currently 15th in the country in scoring offense, averaging 42.8 points per contest. On defense, the Mountaineers are at 86th in the nation in scoring defense, with an average of 27.5 points allowed per game.

The Mountaineers are currently one cornerback short, now that Charles Woods is out indefinitely following surgery on an injured ankle. However, the Mountaineers’ former player and coach Neal Brown is optimistic that Woods will return later this season.

Texas Longhorns

The Texas Longhorns lost their last game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders but have still managed to secure the sixth spot in ESPN’s Football Power Index. The same index also suggests that the Longhorns have an 85.1% chance to win this game against the Mountaineers.

The Longhorns are looking to rebound from last week's loss and play more like the team that nearly beat Alabama earlier in the season. The team is currently 73rd in the country in passing offense, with an average of 244.8 passing yards per game. On the ground, the Longhorns rank 63rd in the nation, averaging 165.5 rushing yards per contest. The team is 42nd in the country when it comes to scoring offense, with 36.5 points per game.

QB Quinn Ewers, the Longhorns’ original starting quarterback, will be absent for the game against the Mountaineers due to a collarbone injury. The Longhorns will also miss WR Isaiah Neyor and OL Junior Angilau for the whole season due to knee injuries.

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