1. West Virginia, Texas Tech combine for 100+ points
It’s not even slightly a stretch to say that two of the best offenses in college football will be on the field pitted against one another in Week 5. As Will Grier and the West Virginia Mountaineers make their way down to Lubbock to face Alan Bowman and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, there is going to be one expectation from everyone watching, both at home and in the stadium: Points.
To this point, these have undeniably been two of the most prolific offenses in the country. West Virginia, in the three games that they’ve played after their tilt against NC State was canceled due to Hurricane Florence, has averaged 42.3 points per game. Though that’s a high number in itself, the Red Raiders have actually outdone it through their first four games, putting up an absurd 52 points per game to this point.
In typical Big 12 fashion, however, there’s reason to be unsure about both defenses. While Texas Tech held Oklahoma State to 17 points last week, they allowed Ole Miss to put up 47 on them in a loss and Houston to hang 49 points in a win. Meanhile, the Mountaineers defense has looked solid, but hasn’t truly played anyone that could have tested them to this point.
With all of that in mind, I believe that scoring is going to be the name of this afternoon matchup between top-25 teams. I don’t think either defense can stop either offense, and that we see them combine for a triple-digit point total as a result of that.