The Oklahoma State Cowboys host the West Virginia Mountaineers in a battle of teams just fallen out of the top 25 on Saturday in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State climbed into the top 25 with three straight wins, but was derailed Nov. 3 by No. 2 Kansas State. The Cowboys have had quarterback troubles, mostly due to injury. Against Kansas State, freshman Wes Lunt was benched after throwing three interceptions. In his stead, junior Clint Chelf was 16 for 27 for 233 yards. Despite the quarterback injuries, Oklahoma State has managed the nation's second-best offense at 576 yards per game. Running back Joseph Randle has cranked out 117 yards per game for the Cowboys' run game.
West Virginia has lost three games in a row. After blowouts at the hands of Texas Tech and Kansas State, the Mountaineers' latest loss was a 1-point, double-overtime heartbreaker at home against TCU. Its high-octane offense, led by once clear-cut Heisman frontrunner Geno Smith, has sputtered a bit as of late. Still, Smith has completed 72 percent of his passes, tossing 29 touchdowns to only three interceptions. The Mountaineers just happen to give up as many yards as the offense gains, and surrender 40 points per game as well.
West Virginia leads the all-time series 2-1, with two wins in the late 1920s.
Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. CT
Odds: Oklahoma State is favored by 7.5 points