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King of the Game Recap: OSU vs. West Virginia

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I’ve never been so happy to be wrong with an OSU prediction than I am now. The Cowboys left Morgantown with their seventh win of the season, a 50-39 victory.

Speaking of scores, it’s time award our King of the Game points for the week. First though, let’s recap our categories. (Here is the original post.)

• Bet Against the Spread: OSU
The Cowboys covered the spread this week, marking the fifth time they’ve done so.

• More Receptions: James Washington
Washington ended the game with seven receptions compared to Sills’ three. (By the way, we need to talk about the OSU defense’s uncanny ability to shut down opponents’ top receivers.)

• Over/Under: Over
The two teams combined for 10 punts in the game; West Virginia has seven, OSU had three.

• King of the Game: Mason Rudolph
While he wasn’t perfect, Rudolph accounted for four touchdowns and only one turnover. Grier on the other hand had four interceptions on the day.

Now to the points!

Phillip Slavin – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: West Virginia
More Receptions: James Washington
Over/Under: Over
King of the Game: Will Grier
Prop Bet: With the crummy weather, the teams combine for five total turnovers. It’s going to be an ugly one.
They combined for more, so I’m giving myself this one.

Kyle Cox – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: OSU
More Receptions: David Sills V
Over/Under: Over
King of the Game: Mason Rudolph
Prop Bet: What the heck, OSU’s defense scores its first TD against a Big 12 team since last time it played inside Milan Puskar.
West Virginia did, OSU did not.

Nick Welch – 1 point(s)

Bet Against the Spread: West Virginia
More Receptions: David Sills V
Over/Under: Over
King of the Game: Will Grier
Prop Bet: I’ll say we attempt less than two field goals. After the Texas game, it is clear that Ammendola cannot be trusted inside of 30 yards. OSU didn’t attempt a fourth-down conversion against Texas which was completely bizarre. This trend does not continue Saturday.
Oklahoma State went for two, making one and missing the other.

Enemy: Ryan Decker – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: OSU
More Receptions: David Sills V
Over/Under: Over
King of the Game: Mason Rudolph
Prop Bet: Over/Under 3.5 Charles Hayes video board appearances — If you haven’t seen it yet, WVU fan Charles Hayes has become the unofficial hype man of the WVU football team in less two weeks’ time. Hayes, a former West Virginia cheerleader, came to his first game as a fan two weeks ago when the Mountaineers took on Texas Tech. He alone got the crowd back into it, and helped swing momentum.  He’s back this week hoping to do the same.  Take the Over on this bet as well, we’ll be seeing him a lot, especially if WVU keeps it close.
Apparently this one was a winner, so point awarded.

Fan: Robert Whetsell – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: West Virginia
More Receptions: David Sills V
Over/Under: Over
King of the Game: Mason Rudolph
Prop Bet: OSU with six or more completed passes under 15 yards (minus YAC) inside the numbers.​ See “King of the Game.” If we see at least six completions short, over the middle, then “somebody” got the message. BTW…I will definitely be keeping track as the PFB staff has been known to fudge this one for their own advantage.
I counted up to six to confirm, it happened.

Enemy – 24
Fan – 22
Phillip – 16
Kyle – 14
Nick – 14

edit: As of now the Enemy has 24 points since the prop bet was a success. I’m not sure anyone but the fan can catch them. Ugh.

Oh well.

It’s Bedlam week! Want to be our fan picker this week? Say the nicest thing you can about the Sooners and I might pick you!

 

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