After the Mountaineers picked their helmets off the floor of the Red Raiders visitors’ locker room, the rest of the Big 12 continued to prove what West Virginia found out earlier in the season; Oklahoma State is the team to beat.
Let’s take a look at what happened around the rest of the conference:
Iowa State at Oklahoma State: The Cyclones and the Cowboys may have played their first of two matchups this year as the Cowboys proved to be too much for the Cyclones in Stillwater. Oklahoma State’s Spencer Sanders and Chuba Hubbard proved to be too much for Matt Campbell’s crew in Sanders’s first game back since his injury a few weeks ago.
Kansas at Kansas State: The Jayhawks stayed in state this past weekend and traveled over to Little Manhattan to see if they could get their first win of the season. Sadly for the Jayhawks, that didn’t happen as the Wildcats had a full 60 minutes of game time to showcase their skills. Quarterback Will Howard showed up to play and made the rest of the Big 12 look over their shoulders as this quarterback could make his team a force to reckon with the rest of the season . . . just as the Wildcats travel to West Virginia for the Mountaineers’s Homecoming game on Halloween Saturday.
Oklahoma at TCU: The Horned Frogs continued their 2020 struggle this season as Spencer Rattler and the Sooners got a much-needed win Saturday. The Sooners are not used to being unranked and in the middle of the road in the conference, while at the same time the Horned Frogs are not used to being in the bottom of the conference.
Baylor at Texas: Is Texas back yet? If you’re going on victories alone, then this week the Longhorns are back as Baylor was handed their second loss of the season. Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns are looking, yet again, to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with within the conference while sitting at a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference.
The Mountaineers will look to bounce back from their road loss last week as they return home to Morgantown, hosting the Kansas State Wildcats.