Coming off of their third loss of the season, WVU opens as 3.5 point favorite over No. 14 Iowa State. Meanwhile, Iowa State just upset their second top five team of the year. Regardless, according to Vegas Insiders, the Mountaineers open up as 3.5 point home favorites.
Kenny Hill led TCU into the red zone twice with a change to tie up the game with the Cyclones but turnovers ended both drives. TCU had risen from being completely unranked all the way up to number 4, until they suffered their first loss at the hands of the upstart Iowa State Cyclones.
West Virginia will have their work cut out for them when the Cyclones come into town. Who saw that coming when the season started? Two times Iowa State has taken out the team perceived as the best team in the Big 12. Whether you think Iowa State is the best team in the conference or not, their resume in conference play is second to none.
If WVU is able to pull of a win in Morgantown over the Cyclones the conference will be flipped upside down. If Iowa State pulls off a win they will be well on their way to getting to the Big 12 title game.
Bedlam goes down this weekend as well. Whoever wins the contest between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will have a great shot at the Big 12 title game. The team that suffers a second loss is going to have a hard time recovering and getting to the title game.
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Kickoff is set to for 3:30 EST and the game will be televised on ESPN. On the season WVU is 5-3, but their record against the spread is 3-5.