As the Mountaineers took a much-deserved week off from games, two of the three scheduled Big 12 games played as planned.
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State: Bedlam. Leading up to Saturday’s game in Norman, many around the country were claiming this was Oklahoma State’s chance to finally take down Oklahoma. Not so fast, my friends. Oklahoma is as usual peaking at exactly the right time . . . aka the week before taking on West Virginia (said entirely through the eyes of a West Virginia fan). The Sooners offense held dominance over the Cowboys for all four quarters while their defense made a case to be one of the top defenses. (Find the video on social media of an Oklahoma player talking about their defense being better than West Virginia’s). Oklahoma travels to West Virginia this coming holiday weekend for a night game in Morgantown. Get ready, Mountaineer Nation.
Kansas State at Iowa State: Did West Virginia break Kansas State on Halloween? The Wildcats have struggled since the October 31 loss in Morgantown. The loss to West Virginia sparked a three-game losing streak for the Wildcats as the Iowa State Cyclones demolished their opponents Saturday. The Cyclones are on an upward trend this season; with Texas and West Virginia left to play on their schedule this fall. The Cyclones control their destiny to the Big 12 conference game, but still have two opponents left to go before taking their talents to the conference championship.
Texas at Kansas: The Jayhawks can’t catch a break this season, or maybe they did with a postponed matchup versus the Longhorns. The Jayhawks and Longhorns are pushed back to a December 12 matchup, and the Jayhawks will likely still be on the hunt for their first win of the season. What a sight that would be to see the Jayhawks take down the Longhorns on the makeup date some how.
The Mountaineers play host to the Oklahoma Sooners at 7:30 ET Saturday night, with the game televised on ABC.
Buckle up, Mountaineers, it’s going to be a heck of a ride.