Big 12 Matchups, Looking Behind, Looking Ahead: Oklahoma State
Looking back and looking ahead at WVU’s matchups around the Big 12.
In almost a year to the date, West Virginia will return home and face the team that handed them their first loss of the season last fall: Oklahoma State.
Unfortunately the Mountaineers could not overcome Oklahoma State in Stillwater, losing 37-20 in the first loss of the 2016 season. This year however, the Mountaineers are on their home field and will look to make amends from last season’s loss.
The series between West Virginia and Oklahoma State currently sits at 2-3 with the Cowboys taking that dreaded victory last fall.
Oklahoma State will be heading to Morgantown in October after visiting Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns, and they will likely look to continue their momentum as one of the Big 12’s college playoff hopefuls.
This season, as many know, the Mountaineers are not high on the list of top Big 12 teams and after losing to the Cowboys last year the Mountaineers will be out for blood.
There is one thing the Mountaineers tend to do well after a loss; revenge. The Mountaineers will plan to do just that this October as they attempt to stop the Cowboys and their goal of topping the Big 12. With an exceptional run game and a quarterback who has extremely high expectations, a victory can allow the Mountaineers to prove many a naysayer wrong come late October.
For the Cowboys, their offense will look to find holes in West Virginia’s young defense and attempt to capitalize on any of the said weaknesses. If the Mountaineers want to overcome the Cowboys and seek revenge from last season, they will need to be on the top of their game coming home after a weekend in Waco and finish off the Cowboys to hear another round of “Country Roads” in Morgantown.