Expect big offense with No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 22 WVU
No. 11 Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) at West Virginia (5-2, 3-1), Saturday, Noon ET (ABC)
Line: Oklahoma State by 7.5.
Series record: Tied 4-4.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Oklahoma State and West Virginia bring two of the nation’s top scoring and passing offenses. They are tied with No. 10 Oklahoma and No. 25 Iowa State for second place in the Big 12 behind No. 4 TCU, and a loss would put a crimp in one team’s hopes of reaching the conference championship game.
West Virginia WR David Sills V against Oklahoma State’s secondary. Sills leads the nation with 15 touchdown catches, including three in three different games. Cowboys S Tre Flowers has a team-high 38 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups, and CB Rodarius Williams has five breakups in his last four games. S Ramon Richards’ interception in overtime last week clinched a 13-10 victory over Texas. Richards had a 59-yard interception return against the Mountaineers last year.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma State: RB Justice Hill has four straight 100-yard rushing efforts and will look to take advantage of a West Virginia rush defense that allows 199 yards per game.
West Virginia: QB Will Grier leads the nation with 26 touchdown passes. He’s thrown for five TDs in three games and has at least 300 passing yards in every game.
FACTS & FIGURES
Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph has an FBS-best 2,650 passing yards. ... The Cowboys have fumbled six times in the past two games, losing three. ... West Virginia managed just 118 rushing yards last week in a win at Baylor, which has the league’s worst rush defense. The Mountaineers had 493 yards of offense against Baylor, while Oklahoma State had a school-record 747 yards at home against the Bears a week earlier. ... Oklahoma State has allowed just 26 points over its last two games. ... West Virginia RB Justin Crawford has 77 rushing yards combined in his last two games after surpassing 100 yards in each of his first five.