3. West Virginia 38, Kansas 22
Okay, so Will Grier did his best to keep it close with three interceptions, and the defense gave up 296 passing yards and was a wee bit shaky in the second half, but it was a double-digit win without a whole lot of drama.
Give Kansas a little bit of credit. It’s a D that came up with six takeaways against both Rutgers and Central Michigan – it knows how to come up with big plays. But West Virginia isn’t Rutgers or Central Michigan, and neither of those teams has a Grier.
He might have screwed up a bit, but he also threw for 332 yards and four scores, spreading the wealth out to three different receivers.
Now it’s time to clean everything up.
Throwing picks against Kansas is one thing, and not being 100% sharp against Texas Tech the week before was survivable, but there’s a road trip to Texas coming up in a few weeks, along with the TCU game, the date at Oklahoma State, and the showdown against Oklahoma to close.
This is the only unbeaten team left in the Big 12. It’s not going to stay that way if the picks keep coming.