Saturday marks the opening of Big 12 conference play for the Mountaineers and we are about to be diving into the thick of the schedule, where every snap matters more than the last.
Check out what our staff thinks about the home matchup between Kansas State and West Virginia:
Shanna says: WVU 38-24 “K-State usually gives the Mountaineers a run for their money. However, the Wildcats are off to a shaky start. Snyder’s group has struggled with turnovers and K-State’s secondary has been inconsistent. WVU’s offense is more explosive than the Wildcats. Despite, K-State’s determination and will to win, I think the Mountaineers will hold them off.”
Brandon says: WVU 31-21 “After the cancellation of the NC State game, the hope from all Mountaineer fans is that the team will be well rested and in a sense, ticked off when they take the field Saturday against Kansas State. However, playing against the wizard Bill Snyder has never been an easy task and I’m almost positive this year will be no different. The good news for WVU is that they are the team that has Will Grier, David Sills, Gary Jennings and David Long.”
Ashley says: WVU 38-21 “The biggest upside of not playing NC State due to the hurricane was the extra time to make sure everyone was healthy and ready to go before entering conference play. Not only that, but the extra time off only fuels the energy and hunger for West Virginia to go out and show what they are capable of. The Kansas State game is always a good game, but I think West Virginia has a slight edge over K-State to edge out a victory.”
Franklin says: “Grier has a game that puts him back in Heisman conversation, defense uses the week off to their advantage, WVU is just way better as a team. Mountaineers by 15.”
Layne says: WVU 31-23 “Skylar Thompson, the Wildcat’s quarterback, is a big threat on the ground. The key to the game will be the Mountaineer defensive front seven, against the offensive line of Kansas State as they attempt to keep the ball away from WVU’s offense. Will Grier has a good day against an injured Kansas State defensive backfield, leading WVU to a tough win on limited offensive possessions.”
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