What you need to know about Oklahoma State
The Cowboys sputtered on offense against Tulsa before prevailing 16-7. Starting quarterback Spencer Sanders went down with an ankle injury, but Oklahoma State’s defense allowed just 278 total yards. Standout running back Chuba Hubbard, who rushed for 2,094 yards last season, managed only 93 yards on 27 attempts and broke a string of 11 straight 100-yard games.
Despite a slow start to the season, the Cowboys will enter Saturday’s Big 12 battle full of confidence. That’s because Oklahoma State is 5-0 in its last five meetings against the Mountaineers.
What you need to know about West Virginia
West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns in a half against Eastern Kentucky, while running back Alec Sinkfield collected 123 yards and two scores on just 15 carries. The Mountaineers finished with 624 yards, split almost evenly between rushing (329) and passing (295).
West Virginia did not have a single 100-yard rusher last season and averaged just 73 yards per game as a team, the third worst mark in the FBS. Despite that, West Virginia enters Saturday’s showdown with a 10-1 record in its last 11 games played in September.