West Virginia hosts its first conference game as a Big 12 member this Saturday against Baylor. The Mountaineers opened as 10-point favorites but the line has moved up to 11.5. Las Vegas also has the under at 81.5. That's a shootout, folks.
This is West Virginia's homecoming game. For those who don't understand the significance, I'll spell it out for you: This is an expected win by West Virginia. Schedulers realize that alumni (and their wallets) will be attending the game, so they had better be sated with a win.
So, is this game a foregone conclusion?
We have five reasons why this game may be closer than you think.