West Virginia vs. Kansas State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the West Virginia vs. Kansas State fearless prediction and game preview.
West Virginia (6-3) vs. Kansas State (5-4) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
West Virginia can still make this interesting.
It would take a few TCU misfires and another Oklahoma State loss, but with Oklahoma still on the schedule, there’s still a shot to get into the Big 12 Championship by winning out.
The offense can blast away with everyone, but the defense showed it could win a slugfest with a win over Iowa State last week. It’s not enough for the Mountaineers to be bowl eligible – it’s good enough to shoot for more.
Kansas State just wants to be bowl eligible.
Back on track after winning two straight, the Wildcats have to find a way to pull off one more win to get one extra game. Against West Virginia, at Oklahoma State and Iowa State, that’s not going to be easy.
One Reason Why West Virginia Will Win
Will Grier is back to being Will Grier.
After having a miserable game against Oklahoma State – hitting fewer than half of his passes with four really, really bad picks – he was sharp against Iowa State.
The team needed him to come up with a good performance in a tough game, and he did it, averaging close to 13 yards per throw, hitting 20-of-25 throws for 316 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.
The Kansas State secondary just isn’t good enough.
Of course, it’s no sin to get hit for 410 yards by Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma, and Texas Tech cranking up 405 yards isn’t anything stunning. But Kansas? The Jayhawks came up with 418 yards a few weeks go as part of a brutal run for the K-State pass defense.
One Reason Why Kansas State Will Win
Okay, yeah, the Kansas State secondary hasn’t been all that great, but …
The team did beat Kansas and Texas Tech.
It might be getting done with smoke and mirrors – Texas Tech outplayed the Wildcats – but there aren’t a slew of turnovers, the quarterback combination of Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson have gotten the job done, and the team has the knack for good timing – at least lately.
It’s going to take at least a few key takeaways to pull this off. For a team that only lost the turnover margin once – the loss to Vanderbilt – it can’t make mistakes and has to hope Grier goes Oklahoma State and starts screwing up.
What’s Going To Happen
The Wildcats were able to beat Texas Tech despite all the passing yards and all the reasons to think it would go the other way. West Virginia isn’t Texas Tech.
This is hardly an air-tight Mountaineer team, but it’s ultra-efficient and just aggressive enough on both sides of the ball to keep the pressure on K-State all game long.
This is a good Wildcat team, but it has too many flaws. The typical own the clock, own third downs, no error playbook isn’t quite working.
West Virginia vs. Kansas State Prediction
West Virginia 38, Kansas State 30
Kansas State -2.5, o/u: 62.5
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