To go bowling, West Virginia needs to end the season on a three-game winning streak. The Mountaineers got one-third of the way there with a 24-20 upset at Kansas State. Today, WVU tries to make it two-thirds of the way towards bowl eligibility when the Mountaineers host No. 21 Oklahoma State in their home finale.
WVU’s chances got a boost with the announcement that Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing thumb surgery earlier in the week. While a change at signal caller figures to hamper OSU, the Mountaineers move to Jarrett Doege as starting quarterback last week jump-started the WVU offense.
Doege’s presence behind center should help what has been a season-long middling passing game. Unfortunately, there’s not much Doege can do about the Mountaineers anemic running game. If that doesn’t improve, and don’t expect that it will, WVU will struggle to get past OSU.
Oklahoma State 24
West Virginia 17