Game preview: West Virginia football in the state of Oklahoma

West Virginia (4-7) will travel to Oklahoma State (7-4) to wrap up the 2022 season in a Big 12 Conference matchup. WVSports.com offers a look at some key elements of the game to get you ready for kick-off.

In this game preview we dive into numbers and notes, a depth chart, our video preview of the game and where to watch the competition.

Series: OSU 9-4

Last session: 2021 WVU 3 OSU 24

TV: 12pm ESPN2, Jay Alter (PBP), Charles Arbuckle (Analyst)

–Neal Brown is in his fourth season leading the West Virginia football program with a 21-25 record. Overall, Brown has a 56-41 record as head coach.

–West Virginia is 15th all-time in wins.

–WVU is 4-4-1 in games played on November 26, including 3-3-1 in games played on the road. The first time West Virginia played on November 26 was in 1896 when the Mountaineers lost 26-0 to Mahoning Cycle Club of Youngstown, Ohio and also drew 0-0 to Pittsburgh Athletic Club. The last time WVU played November 26 was in Iowa State in 2016 (W 49-19).

– Oklahoma State has won seven consecutive games in the series.

–This will be West Virginia’s 309th nationally televised game. All-time, the Mountaineers are 159-148-1 in nationally televised games.

–West Virginia is ranked #33 nationally in terms of time owned and #4 in the Big 12 (31:33).

–Since 1980, West Virginia has been 208-25-1 if it scores 30 or more points in a game. Since 2000, the Mountaineers have been 67-7 when they reach the 40-point plateau, and WVU is 197-7 all-time when they score 40 or more points in a game.

– Coaching Staff Responsibilities: Matt Moore (AHC-OL/Field); Graham Harrell (OC-QB/Press Box); Chad Scott (Run Game Coord.-RB/Field); Jordan Lesley (DC-OLB/Field); ShaDon Brown (Co-DC-DBs/Field); Jeff Koonz (ST Coordinator-ILB/Field); Andrew Jackson (DL/Press Box); Sean Reagan (TE/Press Box); Tony Washington (WR/Field); Dontae Wright (S/Press Box).

– On first down, the Mountaineers have played 352 games and gained 2,029 yards for a 5.8 average. In second place, the Mountaineers have rushed in 262 plays for 1,497 yards and a 5.7 average. In third place, the Mountaineers have rushed in 162 games for 766 yards and a 4.7 winning average. West Virginia has rushed 30 games in fourth for 169 yards and a 5.6 average.

–WVU’s touchdowns came 18 times on first down (10 rush/8 pass), 15 times on second down (6 rush/9 pass), six times on third down (4 rush/2 pass), and two times on fourth down ( 1 rush/1 pass).

– West Virginia offensive numbers breakdown for the 2022 season shows the Mountaineers have played 806 games, 404 on the ground and 402 in the air.

–The rushing game totaled 1,808 yards, averaged 4.5 yards per carry and 21 touchdowns. Passing Attack has totaled 2,653 yards, 20 touchdowns and averaged 10.9 yards per completion. Combine the two and the Mountaineers have totaled 4,461 yards in offense, 41 touchdowns, averaging 5.5 yards per game and averaging 31.2 points per game.

– Deeper analysis shows the Mountaineer offense won 102 first downs through the run and 127 through the pass. On average, West Virginia averaged 164.4 yards per game on the ground, 241.2 yards per passing game, and 405.5 yards per game overall offense.

– Twelve true freshmen played for the Mountaineers in 2022: Derek Berlitz (DLB), Aric Burton (BAN), Raleigh Collins III (S), CJ Donaldson (RB), Mumu Bin-Wahad (CB), Trey Lathan (LB ), Nicco Marchiol (QB), Asani Redwood (DL), Jacolby Spells (CB), Oliver Straw (P), Keaton Thomas (DB) and Jarel Williams (WR).

– West Virginia has missed only the third bowl game in the last 21 years.

DEPTH CHART:

OFFENSE:
QB: 6 Garrett Greene, 5-11, 200, r-So.
18 JT Daniels, 6-2, 226, Jr.
7 Will Crowder, 6-2, 220, r-Fr. -or-
8 Nicco Marchiol, 6-1, 208, Fr.

RB:
24 Tony Mathis, 5-11, 207, r-So.
26 Justin Johnson, 5-11, 198, Sun.
28 Jaylen Anderson, 5-11, 214, r-Fr.

WR (X):
0 Bryce Ford-Wheaton, 6-3, 224, r-jr.
11 Cortez Braham, 6-2, 198, Jr.

WR (Y):
13 Sam James, 6-0, 182, r-jr.
29 Preston Fox, 5-10, 184, r-Fr.

WR (H):
15 Reese Smith, 5-10, 187, Sun.

WR (Z):
3 Kaden Prather, 6-4, 211, Sun.
4 Jeremiah Aaron, 5-10, 186, Sun.

TE (H):
88 Brian Polendey, 6-4, 256, r-Sr.
81 Treylan Davis, 6-3, 246, r-Fr.

LT:
64 Wyatt Milum, 6-6, 307, Sun.
50 Brandon Yates, 6-4, 308, r-So.

LG:
55 Tomas Rimac, 6-6, 312, r-Fr.
53 Jordan White, 6-2, 298, r-Fr.

C:
54 Zach Frazier, 6-3, 306, Sun.
53 Jordan White, 6-2, 298, r-Fr.

RG:
72 Doug Nester, 6-7, 320, Jr.
68 Dylan Ray, 6-5, 293, r-Fr.

RT:
66 Ja’Quay Hubbard, 6-5, 318, r-So. -or-
50 Brandon Yates, 6-4, 308, r-So.

DEFENSE:
DT: 55 Dante Stills, 6-4, 290, Sr.
96 Edward Vesterina, 6-3, 281, Sun.

NG:
95 Jordan Jefferson, 6-3, 310, Jr.
93 Mike Lockhart, 6-3, 317, r-So.

EN:
91 Sean Martin, 6-5, 288, Sun.
12 Taijh Alston, 6-4, 255, r-Sr.

BANDIT:
10 Jared Bartlett, 6-2, 235, r-So. -or-
44 Lanell Carr, 6-1, 245, Sun.

WLB:
6 Exree Loe, 6-0, 214, r-Sr. -or-
7 Jasir Cox, 6-1, 204, Sr.

MLB:
8 Lee Kpogba, 6-1, 230, Jr.
36 Caden Biser, 6-0, 226, r-Fr.
18 Tirek Austin Cave, 6-1, 228, Sun.

SPEAR:
5 Lance Dixon, 6-2, 220, r-So.
32 Raleigh Collins, 6-3, 196, Fr.
30 Naim Muahmmad, 5-11, 201, r-Sun.

FS:
2 Aubrey Burks, 5-11, 182, Sun.
13 Hershey McLaurin, 6-1, 210, Sun.

CS:
24 Marcis Floyd, 6-0, 194, r-jr.
14 Malachi Ruffin, 5-10, 195, Jr.

LCB:
14 Malachi Ruffin, 5-10, 195, Jr.
4 Rashad Ajayi, 5-11, 182, Sr.

RCB:
11 Wesley McCormick, 5-11, 200, Sr.
28 Jacolby Spells, 5-11, 180, Fr.
20 Andrew Wilson-Lamp, 6-2, 178, r-Fr.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
K:
48 Casey Legg, 6-4, 216, r-jr.
37 Parker Grothaus, 6-2, 216, r-Sr.

H:
40 Kolten McGhee, 6-0, 187, r-So.

P:
41 Oliver Stroh, 6-2, 214, Fr.
40 Kolten McGhee, 6-0, 187, r-So.

KO:
37 Parker Grothaus, 6-2, 216, r-Sr.
39 Danny King, 5-10, 172, r-Fr.

LS:
43 Austin Brinkman, 6-3, 215, r-Fr.

KOR:
4 Jeremiah Aaron, 5-10, 186, Sun.
26 Justin Johnson, 5-11, 198, Sun.

PR:
29 Preston Fox, 5-10, 184, r-Fr.
13 Sam James, 6-0, 182, r-jr.

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