Tyler Shough, Top Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-1) are at home against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-2).

Last time out, the Red Raiders picked up the win over the Tarleton State Texans, 41-3. In their most recent outing, the Mountaineers took on the Pittsburgh Panthers and picked up the win by a final score of 17-6.

Tyler Shough finished with 123 yards on 10-20 passing (50.0%) in the Red Raiders’ last game, tossing one touchdown and one rushing touchdown. Tahj Brooks rushed for 158 yards on 19 attempts. Jordan Brown gained 73 yards on six receptions with one score.

In the Mountaineers’ last game, Nicco Marchiol threw for 60 yards on 6-9 passing (66.7%), adding one touchdown. CJ Donaldson ran for one touchdown while compiling 102 yards on 18 attempts. Kole Taylor posted 21 yards on three receptions with one score.

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Texas Tech Players to Watch

  • Shough has thrown for 743 yards while completing 60.7% of his passes (65-of-107), with seven touchdowns and four interceptions this year (247.7 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 44 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 45.7 yards per game.
  • Brooks has taken 36 carries for a team-leading 263 rushing yards (87.7 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Jerand Bradley has 17 catches and paces his team with 211 receiving yards (70.3 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Brown has also added eight receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown.
  • Myles Price is averaging 39.3 yards per game, racking up 12 receptions for 118 yards and three touchdowns.

West Virginia Players to Watch

  • Garrett Greene has thrown for 402 yards while completing 55.3% of his passes (26-of-47), with four touchdowns and zero interceptions this year (134.0 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 21 times for 105 yards and one touchdown, averaging 35.0 yards per game.
  • Donaldson has racked up a team-high 239 rushing yards (79.7 yards per game) and scored two touchdowns.
  • So far this year Jahiem White has rushed for 110 yards on 12 carries (110.0 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season Hudson Clement has six catches and leads the team with 187 yards (93.5 per game) while hauling in three touchdowns.
  • Taylor’s stat line this year shows eight catches for 107 yards and one touchdown. He puts up 35.7 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Devin Carter has caught seven passes for 105 yards, averaging 52.5 receiving yards per game.

Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Texas Tech -6 -110 -110 54 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Texas Tech West Virginia
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 34.7 (53) 29.3 (77)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 25.3 (75) 20.3 (49)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 6 (98) 3 (33)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 5 (44) 5 (44)

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