Morgantown, West Virginia – Darius and Dante Stills, West Virginia’s two talented defensive lineman, may have had an unimpressive Week One game last week against Eastern Kentucky, but they are absolutely going to eat at Oklahoma State next Saturday.
The Oklahoma State offensive line is hopelessly weak and West Virginia transfer/broke ass turncoat Josh Sills will pay dearly for his decision to take his non-talents to Stillwater. The best running back in the nation only averaged 3.4 yards per carry against Tulsa today. On 27 carries, he 93 yards and most of those came late in the 4th quarter.
The Cowboys gave up six sacks to Tulsa, who rushed three most of the game and only had a total of 14 sacks last season. In addition, Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback, Spencer Sanders suffered a “lower extremity injury” and is already questionable for next week’s game. If Sanders can’t play, Oklahoma State will likely start Shane Illingworth, a freshman at quarterback.
If the Cowboys thought that Tulsa’s front was a problem, they are going to be in for a rude awakening when the Mountaineers come to town next weekend. West Virginia’s strength is its defensive line – led by the Stills brothers – and Darius, Dante and crew will live in the Oklahoma State backfield next Saturday.
Chuba Hubbard is one of the most talented players in the country and will get his yards, but the Mountaineers will have the luxury of keying on him on obvious rushing plays and bringing the house on blitzes during passing downs.
If Tulsa can accumulate six sacks against Oklahoma State, look for the Mountaineers to get into double digits in sacks next week. Darius and Dante Stills might have double digit sacks alone. While Oklahoma State has some big talent on its team, West Virginia’s defense will wreak havoc against the Cowboys’ paltry offensive line and win big in its conference season opener.