Do the West Virginia Mountaineers have a chance at winning the Big 12?

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — If you would’ve told me before the season that we’d be entering week 11 going into Norman, Oklahoma already bowl eligible, I would’ve laughed at you. Yet here we are, the Mountaineers are 6-3 (4-2) and are tied for 2nd in the Big 12 Conference. They are sharing a 4-2 record with Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State while trailing the first place teams Texas and Oklahoma State, who hold 5-1 conference records.

The path to the title game in Arlington would obviously involve one of Texas or Oklahoma State losing at least one more game this year. OSU closes out their schedule with road games against UCF and Houston as well as a home game against BYU. However Texas finishes with TCU and Iowa State on the road with a home game against Texas Tech. This would also have to involve the Mountaineers winning out with games @ Oklahoma, Cincinnati at home, and @ Baylor.

This scenario unfortunately seems unlikely with the Mountaineers entering Norman as 13 point underdogs this weekend and the 1st place teams not playing any of the top Big 12 squads. Regardless, I have to give credit where it’s due to Neal Brown and his team for this topic even being worthy of a discussion this late into the season. Let’s hope for some upsets starting with WVU pulling off a win against a struggling Sooner squad. Let’s Go Mountaineers!