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Meet the Opponent: Oklahoma State Cowboys

Stillwater, OK. – The Mountaineers have two major milestones this week: their first Big 12 conference game in Coach Brown’s second season and their first away game amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s briefly refresh our memories on the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

The Cowboys are staying in Stillwater after struggling to top their non-conference guests, the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. The Cowboys fell from being the 11th ranked team to the 15th ranked team after Saturday’s performance against the Golden Hurricanes.

The Cowboys struggled against the Golden Hurricanes, lost their quarterback and wound up putting in their true freshman quarterback, Shane Illingworth to literally save the day. The Cowboys scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to win 16-7 at home. As of Monday, head coach Mike Gundy stated that starting quarterback Spencer Sanders is currently wearing a boot for his ankle injury sustained in Saturday’s game against Tulsa. The quarterback will likely practice Wednesday with their team and see what happens.

The Cowboys finished the 2019 season with an 8-5 record, and in a four-way tie for second place within the Big 12. Oklahoma State has six out of the last eight matchups between Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Last year, the Cowboys topped the Mountaineers 20-13 in Morgantown.

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