WVU football will its their regular season under the lights in Waco, Texas. The Baylor Bears will host the Mountaineers on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.
The Baylor Bears (3-8, 2-6 Big 12) will be looking to finish the season strong and send their seniors out on a high note.
Here are three bold predictions for the Mountaineers’ regular-season finale.
1. Garrett Greene will pass for over 300 yards
The Mountaineer offensive finds its identity in their ability to run the football. With WVU coming off of its most impressive rushing attack of the season, expect Baylor to sell out against the run. WVU rushed for 424 yards and five touchdowns against Cincinnati last Saturday.
While we should fully expect WVU to run the ball effectively, look for Greene to showcase some of his arm talent in the regular-season finale. Greene has only eclipsed 300 yards one time this season, in the loss to the Houston Cougars.
Neal Brown has been a big believer in the ability that Greene has to throw the football. Greene, who arguably had his best game of the season last week, will look to have another strong performance.
Look for the Mountaineers to try and get the passing attack going early and often.
2. Jahiem White breaks a 70-plus-yard TD run
True freshman Jahiem White has had an impressive season. Last week against Cincinnati, White ran for 204 yards on 21 carries. He caught one pass and turned it into a 75-yard touchdown.
Averaging 8.2 yards per carry on the season, White has been close to breaking a long touchdown run. Under the lights in Waco, White will find space in the open field as he has done all season. This time, he takes it the distance.
3. West Virginia wins convincingly
West Virginia has won three of its last four games.
- West Virginia 41, UCF 28
- BYU 7, West Virginia 37
- West Virginia 20, Oklahoma 59
- Cincinnati 21, West Virginia 41
In all three of its most recent victories, WVU won by two-plus scores. Look for that to continue as the Mountaineers go up against a Baylor team that has disappointed this season.
Prediction: West Virginia 38, Baylor 17