This is an intriguing matchup between West Virginia traveling to Stanford, because I could see West Virginia and their offense keeping pace with Stanford and winning. The other possibility is that West Virginia lays an egg like they did against Syracuse on the road and get blown out.
Stanford's Andrew Luck will have his way against the West Virginia pass defense and should be the difference in this game. West Virginia will put up yards and probably points, but their defense all year has allowed teams to hang around regardless of skill.
This should be one of the more entertaining first round matchups.
|34.9 PPG||43.6 PPG|
|459.6 Total YPG||480.9 Total YPG|
|217.75 Rushing YPG||207.92 Rushing YPG|
|341.8 Passing YPG||273 Passing YPG|
|26.3 Points allowed per game||20.3 Points allowed per game
|340.2 Yards allowed per game||331.4 Yards allowed per game|
|140.58 Rushing yards allowed per game||90.33 Rushing yards allowed per game|
|243.5 Passing yards allowed per game||241.1 Passing yards allowed per game|
|-2 Turnover margin||+6 turnover margin|
|2.33 Sacks per game||3.17 Sacks per game|
My prediction for this game would be Stanford wins 38-28. West Virginia will put up enough points to make this interesting.
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Stanford (62 votes)
West Virginia (106 votes)
168 total votes