Thursday, December 8, 2016

Meet WVU’s opponents: Kansas comes to town for night game

Well, the inevitable happened and the Mountaineers are no longer undefeated for the season. Now, the team needs to move past the loss versus Oklahoma State and look to West Virginia’s first night game of the season as the Kansas Jayhawks come to Morgantown.

The Kansas Jayhawks are currently 1-7, ranked tenth in the Big 12 going into Saturday’s night game in Morgantown. The Jayhawks have not won a game this season since their season opener against Rhode Island, and suffered their seventh loss most recently this past weekend in a 56-3 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners.

With Baylor losing this past weekend as well, both teams will still have a target on their backs. The Jayhawks will be coming into Morgantown looking to do whatever they physically can do to pull quite literally the ultimate upset, what could be seen as the upset of the season. The Jayhawks and their fans are likely quite tired of their football losing streak, as they have not celebrated a victory since Labor Day weekend. The Jayhawks will look to shut down the Mountaineers offense and find ways to get around the stout defense in a rowdy night game Saturday.

The Jayhawks have not had a Big 12 win in 17 conference match-ups and the team is likely looking to capitalize on the Mountaineers coming off of a loss. What the Jayhawks have yet to experience and will have to face is a night game at Milan Puskar. The stadium will be alive with energy and is known as a very tough place to play at night, especially for a team that has not had a victory in the last nine weeks of the season.

Talking statistics, the Jayhawks quarterback Montell Cozart is completing about 60 percent of his passes, with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions on the season. The Jayhawks defense is allowing just under 40 points per game this season, so Skyler Howard and the Mountaineers should likely be able to rack up some numbers on the board.

Despite West Virginia coming off of a loss, Kansas will likely not be able to had the Mountaineers a second loss for the season. The Jayhawks will however have the experience of a night game in Morgantown, something that many before have encountered, and many of those have not come out unscathed. The Mountaineers are hungry for a victory coming off their loss, so look out Kansas because he comes the Mountaineers.

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