College Football Free Pick

WEST VIRGINIA -9 over Texas  Charlie Strong’s second act in Austin has not been a whole lot different than the first. Brief periods of optimism clouded by historic blowout losses; the shifting of the recruiting landscape away from Austin; and the collective doubt of a demanding fan base as to how and when things might get better.

Aside from their head-scratching victory over Oklahoma a month ago, the Longhorns have demonstrated little progress in Strong’s second go-around.

West Virginia Looking to Light up the Scoreboard at Home this Week vs. Texas

West Virginia Looking to Light up the Scoreboard at Home this Week vs. Texas

The road has been particularly problematic for the Longhorns as they have been out-scored by a hefty 112-10 margin on their opponents’ home field in three games (Notre Dame, TCU and Iowa State).

West Virginia had lost four straight conference games, all to ranked opponents, before last week’s much-needed 31-26 home victory over Texas Tech.

The Longhorns are just the right tonic for the Mountaineers to continue their winning ways and start a streak of a different kind as the 2015 season enters the stretch run.

Take West Virginia and lay the 9 points.

Veteran Handicapper Paul Stone will be offering up selections and write-ups for fans of the The Vegas Parlay throughout this College Football season.  Paul is currently a Vegas Sports Authority handicapper, winner of the 2013 Las Vegas Sportsline/Golden Nugget Friday Football Showdown, and winner of 2011 Leroy’s College Football Challenge. You can catch him on twitter via @paulstonesports

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