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Preview: Oklahoma State Vs. West Virginia

The Cowboys take on West Virginia in a senior day showdown

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The Cowboys will try to get over their hangover after a 1-point loss to rival Oklahoma last week. This would also be a huge win for the Cowboys with the Texas win looking a bit less impressive as of late. Meanwhile West Virginia comes into town having defeated TCU 47-10. They’ll come in locked in on revenge for the Cowboys’ win in Morgantown last year.

Game Info:

Where: Boone Pickens Stadium- Stillwater, Oklahoma

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2:30 P.M. CST


Stream: Watch ESPN

Get to Know the West Virginia Mountaineers(8-1, 6-1 Big 12):

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With a Heisman contender quarterback in Will Grier and a dangerous wide receiver in David Sills , The Mountaineers are contenders to go to the Big 12 title game. They’re currently first in the conference. After the 30-14 upset loss to Iowa State, the Mountaineers have been on a roll with a win against Baylor, a one point win against Texas and a win against Kansas State. It looks like that Iowa State loss is a thought of the past. If they’re able to win out they could play Oklahoma twice in a row if they were to make it to Dallas.

What to Watch for: Oklahoma State (5-5, 2-5 Big 12):

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Oklahoma State needs to be focused on one thing at this point, getting bowl eligible. They need to get creative and play the same kind of game that lead to a one point game against Oklahoma last week. Taylor Cornelius had a great game with three touchdowns and a 64 percent completion rate. Like Phillip mentioned in the podcast, in order to win this game Oklahoma State has to stop the run and force turnovers. That’s a tall order for a defense that hasn’t been able to do that well this season. If there’s another thing Oklahoma State needs to hope for it’s that Matt Ammendola has been practicing kicking non-stop this week and Matt Hockett learns to put the laces out. That was the difference in the game last week. It would be huge for Oklahoma State to be able to go into Fort Worth and not HAVE to a win to go to a bowl game.

Player to Watch- Will Grier:

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When a team has a player with a Heisman campaign, you have to make him your player to watch. He’s completed 207 of 300 passes this year for 2,961 yards with 31 (!!!) touchdowns. He also doesn’t throw it to the other team very often with only 8 interceptions on the year. Grier is an experienced quarterback that’s going to be a challenge for Jim Knowles’ defense.


Oklahoma State has won (or came close to winning) games they really weren’t supposed to this year. Oklahoma State 45 WVU 38.