It was a disappointing weekend for the WVU Mountaineers and bettors in the Mountain State.

WVU fell to Texas this weekend, losing 42-31 in Morgantown.
The result ended with a lot of people in West Virginia sportsbooks. Together with the Mountaineers as 10.5-point underdogs, the 11-point defeat also took down a high number of wagers backing WVU.
Even though the betting figures have not been published by the West Virginia Lottery nonetheless, it did unveil its report. While the entire handle did not rise from last week, this did have another good operation with over $6.5 million in bets.
The dearth of a WVU game could easily be the main reason behind the small lag in WV sports betting growth. Itll be interesting to learn how much the WVU vs. Texas game impacted publications when that becomes available weekly.
Ever since online sports returned into WV, the market has been doing great. The two FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook are becoming very common in the country in a short period of time.
As the college football season rolls , each sportsbook should continue to enlarge. Because they try to rebound at home against Iowa State, the Mountaineers are back on the gridiron this weekend.
Lets have a peek at what went wrong last week and provide a betting preview for WVUs Week 7 battle with ISU.
The team did not show it, Although WVU and coach Neal Brown were underdogs entering its matchup with Texas. After receiving the opening kickoff, WVU scored effortlessly on a touchdown pass by Austin Kendall to Sam James.
The starting score was the home fans at Milan Puskar Stadium in a frenzy.
WVUs fortunes increased more from the Longhorns on the next possession. After a 16-play drive, the Mountaineers defense held strong and forced Texas into a very long field-goal effort.
It appeared that WVU could have a real opportunity when Cameron Dicker overlooked the 42-yarder. It all disappeared fast.
On the very next playKendall threw a terrible interception on a basketball that he forced into zone policy. Two plays later, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw his first touchdown pass of the afternoon to tie the score at seven.
Texas held a 21-14 lead in the half, although the Mountaineers would score another touchdown in the sport.
Despite keeping things through the third quarter, the Mountaineers committed too many mistakes to find a success. Kendall threw three second-half interceptions, gifting Texas scores.
Needless to say, bettors and fans can be frustrated with the transfer quarterbacks functionality, but trainer Brown shed a light. According to WV MetroNews, Brown stated:
Quarterbacks get too much credit when things go well and a lot of blame when things dont go well. We had been in the game offensively because of Austin Kendall. I am not down on that child one piece.
Kendall did toss for three touchdowns and 367 passing yards too while he was careless with the turnovers. It was around Kendall to try to generate some plays Together with the team running for over 100 yards again.
Texas went on to win by 11, sending the Mountaineers home with a loss and Mountaineer fans gambling on WVU football back to the drawing board.
The defeat drops WVUs record to 3-2 overall (1-1 in conference) because it prepares to host the Iowa State Cyclones this week. It will be another tricky competition for the Mountaineers, as sportsbooks have them recorded as 10-point underdogs.
Iowa State will travel to Morgantown with precisely the same, but deceiving record. It dropped to undefeated Baylor about the road and in-state rival Iowa by one by 2. Though ISU is, many teams in the country would have problems taking down Iowa in the present time.
The Cyclones beat TCU 49-24, effortlessly. Quarterback Brock Purdy headed the team in the passing and rushing yards in the blowout victory. Hed 247 yards through the air, another 102 on the floor to move with four total touchdowns on the day.
The sophomore includes over yards and 10 touchdowns against only two interceptions. He also contributes in racing, adding 203 yards and 5 touchdowns, also Iowa State.
Similar to Texas and Ehlinger, the secret to WVU is to try to contain Purdy.
Purdy target downfield is mature Deshaunte Jones. He has 17 more receptions than anybody else on the group. His 37 grabs are good enough for 13th best in college football.
On the opposite side of the ball, the Mountaineers offensive line will have to try to slow down linebacker ORien Vance. Hes got 34 total tackles on the season to go along with 6.5 sacks.
Though Iowa State isnt as great as Texas, this will be a rough match for WVU. After all of the excitement and anticipation spent on last week loss, itll be curious to learn how much the Mountaineers have left in the tank with this particular one.
It steal a triumph and possibly can easily cover When WVU comes to play. However, if it comes out level, the Cyclones will evaluate points all day. Trainer Brown will get his squad prepared to compete.
Listed below are WVUs chances with this weeks game in line with both WV online sportsbooks available, DraftKings and FanDuel (updated on Oct. 8, 2019):
Chris Imperiale covers sports betting and the online casino businesses. He was formerly on staff in Bleacher Report and has a journalism degree from Rutgers University.
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