Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers (2-2) travel to play the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas this Saturday, October 1st at 7:30PM. The current spread for the game -9.5 in favor of the Longhorns.
In addition, ESPN’s FPI (Football Power Index) Matchup Predictor has Texas as 85.1% likely to win the game and West Virginia only 14.9% likely to win.
According to ESPN, “FPI is a predictive rating system designed to measure team strength and project performance going forward. The ultimate goal of FPI is not to rank teams 1 through 128; rather, it is to correctly predict games and season outcomes.”
Although no prediction system is 100% accurate, the FPI has been remarkably precise, predicting approximately 80% of the winners correct over the past several seasons.
West Virginia is currently not favored to win any of the remaining games on their schedule, according to ESPN’s FPI.