WVU, how good are they?
Haven't been able to watch them against top competition, not sure if they'll face top competition next week either considering Baylor's poor run defense.
I know Geno Smith is a Heisman candidate, the real deal, something special. I know his wideouts are highly regarded and Austin is a first round prospect, and his partner ain't bad either in tandem downfield.
I know nothing about he WVU defense or running game so i can't judge those, but they are 3-0 with convincing wins and carry a #8 rank.
So assuming they are indeed a top 10 team, which I don't doubt at this juncture, and with a home field advantage int their first ever Big 12 game, i think they have a considerable advantage over the Baylor Bears, who might crack the top 25 after this weekend.
Baylor in comparison has a porous run defense, marred by the most mediocre pass rush and containing defensive ends in Division 1 football in my estimation. Good linebackers, good corners though under sized and average safeties.
But the defensive line weakens every phase of the game and makes Baylor a 5 yard a carry prospect for WVU and with Geno at quarterback probably no less than 30 points.
The Baylor offense is lethal and versatile, it will probably score 4 to 6 times.
If Florence is given time he has a great quartet of wideouts, a good tight end and three good running-backs.
A very average and limited kicker mars special teams if it comes to that.
My limited assessment says it will be a bit of a shoot out next Saturday, but truthfully i do not know much about WVU's defense nor running game, the two biggest factors in giving them big advantage in the game.
At this time I think WVU is probably an 8 to 10 point favorite.
I don't really know how good Baylor is, WVU will reveal that one way or another.
My lack of knowledge in their running attack and defense leaves me unable to be more in-depth, so if you WVU fans know, please educate me...hopefully my Bears aren't educated by cleat marks.
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