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    Star running back CJ Donaldson and the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-3) meet the Baylor Bears (3-2) on Thursday at 7:00 PM ET, at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

    The Bears are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3.5), against the Mountaineers. The over/under for this matchup is 54.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Baylor vs. West Virginia

    • Game Day: Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
    Bears vs Mountaineers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bears -3.5 -109 -112 54.5 -112 -109 -161 +132

    Baylor Betting Insights

    • West Virginia’s ATS record is 3-2-0 this season.
    • West Virginia is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
    • West Virginia has hit the over in three of their five games with a set total (60%).

    Baylor Stats & Insights

    • Baylor has the 47th-ranked offense this year (436.2 yards per game), and has been even more effective on defense, ranking 24th-best with just 320.0 yards allowed per game.
    • Baylor is totaling 37.4 points per game offensively this year (27th in the FBS), and is surrendering 20.6 points per game (35th) on defense.
    • On offense, Baylor ranks 67th in the FBS with 248.4 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 64th in passing yards allowed per contest (223.2).
    • Baylor owns the 39th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (187.8 per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 21st-best with just 96.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Baylor ranks 49th in third-down efficiency (43.8%) on offense and 46th in third-down percentage allowed (34.7%) on defense this season.
    • Baylor has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing five turnovers (105th in the FBS) while turning it over five times (21st in the FBS).

    Baylor’s Best Players

    • Blake Shapen has thrown for 1,118 yards (223.6 ypg) to lead Baylor, completing 69.3% of his passes and tossing nine touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Richard Reese has 400 rushing yards on 72 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • Craig Williams has carried the ball 40 times for 184 yards (36.8 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Monaray Baldwin has hauled in 12 receptions for 261 yards (52.2 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Hal Presley has hauled in 13 receptions totaling 182 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Gavin Holmes has compiled nine receptions for 180 yards, an average of 36.0 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Bryson Jackson has racked up 2.0 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 3.0 TFL and six tackles.
    • Al Walcott, Baylor’s tackle leader, has 17 tackles and 2.0 TFL this year.
    • Christian Morgan has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has six tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    West Virginia Betting Insights

    • West Virginia has gone 3-2-0 ATS this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 3.5-point underdogs this season, the Mountaineers are 1-1 against the spread.
    • In West Virginia’s five games with a set total, three have hit the over (60%).

    West Virginia Stats & Insights

    • With 452.8 total yards per game on offense, West Virginia ranks 34th in the FBS in 2022. On defense, it ranks 31st, giving up 331.4 total yards per game.
    • West Virginia’s offense has been dominant, piling up 38.2 points per game (25th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 91st by giving up 29.6 points per game.
    • West Virginia ranks 43rd in the FBS with 266.6 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 71st with 230.8 passing yards allowed per game on defense.
    • West Virginia ranks 41st in the FBS with 186.2 rushing yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 24th-best by giving up only 100.6 rushing yards per contest.
    • West Virginia ranks 25th-worst in third-down conversion rate allowed (43.3%), but at least it has been surging on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in third-down rate (49.4%).
    • With three forced turnovers (123rd in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (21st in the FBS) this season, West Virginia ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -2.

    West Virginia’s Best Players

    • JT Daniels has put up 1,199 passing yards, or 239.8 per game, so far this season. He has completed 64.1% of his passes and has recorded eight touchdowns with two interceptions.
    • Donaldson has carried the ball 56 times for 389 yards, with six touchdowns.
    • Tony Mathis has run for 296 yards across 70 attempts, scoring three touchdowns.
    • Bryce Ford-Wheaton has registered 35 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 412 (82.4 yards per game). He’s been targeted 58 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Sam James has caught 20 passes and compiled 305 receiving yards (61.0 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Kaden Prather’s 28 grabs (on 42 targets) have netted him 260 yards (52.0 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Dante Stills has collected 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and nine tackles.
    • West Virginia’s leading tackler, Lee Kpogba, has 30 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Jacolby Spells has a team-high one interception to go along with one pass defended.
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