Texas vs. West Virginia: Who the experts are picking to win

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Texas and West Virginia are each fighting to become bowl eligible.

Both programs have a 4-6 record on the season and need to win the remaining two games on the schedule in order to make a bowl game.

The Longhorns are amid one of the worst losing streaks in program history after dropping five consecutive games, while the Mountaineers have lost their last two matchups and have struggled to get their run game going.

Although the overall series is tied at 5-5, the road team is typically victorious. West Virginia leads the series in Austin 4-2, while Texas leads the series in Morgantown 3-1.

Tipico Sportsbook views West Virginia as the slight favorite heading into Week 12 by -2.5 points. Who are the experts picking to win?

First, College Football News’ Pete Fiutak breaks down why Texas will lose

College Football News’ Pete Fiutak

Yeah, if your defense makes Kansas look like 2019 LSU, things aren’t going all that well.

If your first year head coach has to get a vote of confidence, things aren’t going well.

If your superstar running back is injured and out for the season – Bijan Robinson is done with a dislocated elbow – things aren’t going well.

It’s not that Texas has quit, it’s just not playing well.

West Virginia should be able to control the clock, the D has the ability to get behind the line and force a whole lot of mistakes, and the offense should be able to move with a good balance against a defense that’s getting ripped apart way too easily.

Prediction: West Virginia, 30, Texas 24

Next, Bleacher Report and Dallas Morning News predictions

Bleacher Report’s Kerry Miller

Dallas Morning News

Scott Bell: Texas

Chuck Carlton: WVU

Joseph Hoyt: WVU

Selby Lopez: WVU

Ric Renner: Texas

Newy Scruggs: Texas

Full slate of picks can be found here.