WVU Vs Kansas St. Where to watch:
Date: October 31st
Time: 12:00 P.M Est
Why The Kansas State Wildcats Will Win
Nationally ranked No. 16 Kansas State is travelling all the way up to West Virginia to fight a battle against division rival West Virginia University. In recent years the Mountaineers have taken home the trophy against the Wildcats. Winning four out of five of their meetups within the past five years. The last time the Wildcats won against West Virginia was back in 2015. Which was the first year they started to regain their national rank.
In terms of recency Kansas State has been a shining star on both their offense, defense, and even special teams. Especially during last week’s game against the Jayhawks, sophomore Phillip Brooks returned two punts for a total of two touchdowns. This should be cause for concern for the Mountaineers due to the shaky nature of their special teams unit. Another concern for the Mountaineers is Jarret Doege’s inability to provide in the passing game.
Why The West Virginia Mountaineers Will Win
With everything to prove and everything to gain, the Mountaineers, after suffering a loss from Texas Tech last Saturday, are more than ready to bring the ball back to their home field in Morgantown. Not only that, but to bring a home game win against a nationally ranked Big 12 rival. As mentioned earlier the Mountaineers have only lost one game against the Wildcats within the past five years, that game of course being back in 2015. While momentum is in favor of the Wildcats after their recent four-game winning streak, the Mountaineers haven’t lost a game in four years against the Wildcats.
The offense and special teams have been struggling recently for the Mountaineers. There isn’t a better time than now for a Halloween home game to come out on top against a nationally ranked opponent. One they haven’t lost too in four years as well. Sophomore punt returner Phillip Brooks will be a test for the Mountaineers special teams unit. Same can be said for the Wildcats strong defense that might prove to be a problem for the uncertain WVU QB1 Jarret Doege.
The Mountaineers are currently at a 3.5 favorite as per College Football Odds. Now more than ever do the Mountaineers need to band together and get a long-awaited win. The Wildcats are going to be hungry wanting to not only break the curse of the Mountaineers, but to get them on a five-game win streak. This Saturday is anyone’s game as both teams match up perfectly for a good Halloween brawl.
Cover Photo Credit: Russell Luna