After the Mountaineers lost one of the longest games of the season, truly almost four hours for THAT game, the rest of the Big 12 showed up to the table. Oklahoma State won a narrow win over Kansas State, and the Jayhawks struggled against Oklahoma.
Let’s take a look at the rest of the conference.
Oklahoma State at Kansas State: The Cowboys traveled to Little Manhattan with the goal of bouncing back from their overtime loss to Texas the week prior. The Wildcats were at home looking to prove that they are still the team that beat Oklahoma several weeks ago. A lower scoring game than most Big 12 games, the Cowboys narrowly beat the Wildcats with Kansas State’s Will Howard the only quarterback accounting for a touchdown in the loss to the Cowboys.
Baylor at Iowa State: The Bears found themselves the losing team yet again this season, leaving many wondering if Matt Rhule knew what this season would look like for the Bears. The Iowa State Cyclones found their fifth win of the season as the Cyclones continue to prove they could very well be one of the top teams in the conference come December. It’s worth noting that the Mountaineers are currently scheduled to finish their 2020 season in Ames against the Cyclones, pending no Covid-19 rescheduling.
Kansas at Oklahoma: Another week, another Kansas loss for Les Miles. The Mad Hatter is certainly not used to this constant sense of defeat and the Kansas Athletic Department has to be scratching their heads wondering when their head coach’s football knowledge is going to transfer into victories on the gridiron. After a rough start for the Sooners, Oklahoma and Spencer Rattler have improved to 5-2 on the season with their eyes still set on the conference championship game.
Texas Tech at TCU: Any other Mountaineers out there scratch their heads every time Texas Tech plays? Yes? Okay good. The Red Raiders traveled to Fort Worth where they were met with their fifth loss of the season. The Horned Frogs are 3-3 on the season as they prepare to travel to West Virginia this coming weekend to take on the Mountaineers. Despite the loss for Texas Tech, freshman quarterback Henry Columbi continues to shine and show that he will be a force to reckon with in the seasons to come.
The Mountaineers host the TCU Horned Frogs this coming Saturday in Morgantown, with a noon kickoff televised by Fox.