Morgantown, West Virginia – The 1-0 West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma today to take on the 1-0 Oklahoma State Cowboys. West Virginia is coming off a 56-10 win over Eastern Kentucky two weekends ago. Oklahoma State squeaked past Tulsa 16-7 in its opening game last weekend.
Here is how our experts think the game will play out today:
Clark Johnson, Football Analyst, The Voice of Motown (1-0): I have gone back and forth on this all week, but Stillwater is still too tough of a place to play. West Virginia will play the Cowboys tough, but my gut is telling me they will just fall short today. Even though Oklahoma State struggled on offense last week, they will find a way to piece it together against the Mountaineers – that’s the way it always works. WVU goes home 1-1, but has a lot to build on.
OKLAHOMA STATE 35 WVU 31
Brad Smith, Senior Writer/Owner, The Voice of Motown (1-0):
I was interviewed earlier in the week by my friends at Triple Play Sports Radio in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and they asked me what I expected about today’s game and I was pretty blunt about it…I fully expect the Mountaineers to roll here.
Oklahoma State’s offensive line is weak and the Mountaineers’ defensive line is the strength of the team. The Stills brothers are going to live in the Cowboys’ backfield today and wreak havoc. Regardless of whether starter Spencer Sanders plays or not, West Virginia will bring heat all game long and force turnovers. Chuba Hubbard will get his yard, but it won’t be enough.
Jarret Doege will continue to shine, throwing for 300 yards, while Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield will gain at least 150 yards combined on the ground.
With only 25% capacity, the Oklahoma State crowd will not impact the game in the way that it typically does, and the Mountaineers leave Stillwater with Neal Brown’s first real statement win as Head Coach of West Virginia.
WEST VIRGINIA 42 OKLAHOMA STATE 28