Morgantown, West Virginia – Big crowd, Milan Puskar Stadium, huge conference rival, literally anything today when the West Virginia Mountaineers take on the #11 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Oklahoma State has dominated West Virginia recently, winning the last six games in this series. But you know what? Iowa State had won three in a row against the Mountaineers until last week when West Virginia pulled off the 38-31 upset victory over the then-21st ranked Cyclones.
Neal Brown is finally figuring out how to win games in the Big 12 Conference. This isn’t the Sun Belt and Brown has had to make offensive adjustments, which have been obvious over the past two weeks. Brown has clearly stepped back from his play-calling duties and the offense has been wildly successful since then.
The problem was never the offensive line and perhaps the criticism of Jarret Doege was slightly inequitable. Brown’s vanilla, safe offensive schemes weren’t going to get it done and to his credit, he is far less involved in the offensive play calls.
In addition, the crowd at Mountaineer Field will be big and wild. West Virginia is 8-1-1 in its last ten home games and the legendary Major Harris’ jersey is being retired today. It’s shaping up to be a perfect day to be in attendance for a huge Mountaineers upset.
In West Virginia’s revamped offense, Jarret Doege threw for 370 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Leddie Brown rushed for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns. West Virginia’s talented skilled players are finally being placed in position to make play and the Mountaineers offense now looks proficient and capable of winning big conference games.
While Oklahoma State has a very talented running back in Jaylen Warren, who has rushed for 850 yards and 6 touchdowns this season, and a competent quarterback in junior Spencer Sanders, West Virginia’s defense has proven that they can get it done this season, particularly at home.
The Mountaineers pull off the major for the second consecutive week at home today, putting them one win away from being bowl eligible with Kansas State, Texas and Kansas still remaining on the schedule. Three weeks ago, that would have seemed unlikely. Huge turnaround for West Virginia!
WVU 28 Oklahoma State 17