ESPN Computer’s Prediction For West Virginia-Texas Game
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: A general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)Texas (6-2) hosts West Virginia (6-1) this weekend in what will likely be an elimination game from the Big 12 title, let alone the College Football Playoffs.With no unbeaten teams remaining in the Big 12 Conference, it is increasingly unlikely that any team will represent the conference in the College Football Playoffs.The Longhorns’ two losses have likely ended their playoff hopes, but a win would guarantee the team finishes with a winning record in the regular season for the first time since 2013.West Virginia have yet to win a Big 12 title, and would be all but eliminated from the game with a loss. But a Mountaineers’ win would show that the team has what it takes to win the title as they get to the hardest stretch of their schedule.ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.ESPN’s computer model believes that this game is basically a toss up, but has Texas winning. The computer model gives the Longhorns a 50.9 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.The two teams are nearly equal historically, with Texas owning a 4-3 edge and having won last year’s matchup.Whoever wins this game will likely be able to coast to a spot in the Big 12 championship game – which at this point would probably feature Oklahoma.The game will be played at 3:30 p.m. EST on FOX.