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One of the top running backs in college football will be featured when CJ Donaldson and the West Virginia Mountaineers (3-6) host the Oklahoma Sooners (5-4) on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
The Mountaineers are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +8) versus the Sooners (with an over/under of 65.5 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
- Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
- Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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Oklahoma Betting Insights
- West Virginia has gone 4-5-0 ATS this year.
- Out of West Virginia’s nine games with a set total, five have hit the over (55.6%).
Oklahoma Stats & Insights
- While Oklahoma ranks 21st-worst in the FBS in total defense with 435.2 yards allowed per game, it’s been a different situation on the other side of the ball, as the Sooners rank 24th-best in the FBS (459.3 yards per game).
- Oklahoma is putting up 33.2 points per game offensively this season (35th in the FBS), and is surrendering 29.8 points per game (92nd) on the other side of the ball.
- Oklahoma ranks 65th in pass offense (239.6 passing yards per game) and 75th in pass defense (235.3 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
- While Oklahoma ranks 16th-worst in the FBS in rushing defense with 199.9 rushing yards allowed per game, it’s been a different story on offense, as the Sooners rank 13th-best in the FBS (219.8 rushing yards per game).
- Oklahoma is averaging a 45.9% third-down conversion rate on offense (29th in the FBS), and ranks 97th defensively with a 42.0% third-down percentage allowed.
- Oklahoma ranks 62nd in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 12 turnovers (70th in the FBS) while committing 11 (47th in the FBS).
Oklahoma’s Best Players
- Dillon Gabriel has compiled 2,027 yards (225.2 ypg) on 151-of-235 passing with 16 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 250 rushing yards (27.8 ypg) on 53 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
- Eric Gray has racked up 902 yards on 140 carries while finding the end zone eight times. He’s also caught 24 passes for 177 yards (19.7 per game).
- Jovantae Barnes has carried the ball 72 times for 316 yards (35.1 per game) and four touchdowns.
- Marvin Mims has hauled in 38 receptions for 678 yards (75.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
- Brayden Willis has put together a 347-yard season so far with five touchdowns, reeling in 25 passes on 40 targets.
- Jalil Farooq has compiled 23 grabs for 308 yards, an average of 34.2 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
- Reggie Grimes paces the team with 4.0 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 15 tackles.
- Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma’s top tackler, has 59 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
- C.J. Coldon has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has seven tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended to his name.
West Virginia Betting Insights
- So far this season, West Virginia has put together a 4-5-0 record against the spread.
- Five of West Virginia’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (55.6%).
West Virginia Stats & Insights
- With 408.4 total yards per game on offense, West Virginia ranks 58th in the FBS in 2022. Defensively, it ranks 101st, giving up 414.0 total yards per game.
- West Virginia’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, surrendering 34.2 points per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 44th with 32.1 points per contest.
- West Virginia has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 14th-worst with 276.7 passing yards allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, compiling 247.1 passing yards per contest (56th-ranked).
- In terms of rushing, West Virginia ranks 60th in the FBS on offense (161.3 rushing yards per game) and 56th on defense (137.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
- West Virginia is putting up a 45.1% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (34th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 41.4% third-down rate (89th-ranked) on defense.
- West Virginia owns a -5 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
West Virginia’s Best Players
- JT Daniels has compiled 2,032 yards on 61.6% passing while tossing 13 touchdown passes with eight interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Donaldson, has carried the ball 87 times for 526 yards (58.4 per game) with eight touchdowns.
- Tony Mathis has racked up 492 yards (on 99 attempts) with five touchdowns.
- Bryce Ford-Wheaton has racked up 605 receiving yards on 51 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring six touchdowns as a receiver.
- Sam James has caught 38 passes and compiled 534 receiving yards (59.3 per game) with three touchdowns.
- Kaden Prather has racked up 428 reciving yards (47.6 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
- Dante Stills has collected 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 7.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
- Lee Kpogba, West Virginia’s tackle leader, has 48 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks this year.
- Jacolby Spells has a team-high one interception to go along with five tackles and one pass defended.