STILLWATER, Oklahoma — Oklahoma State Football will soon take the field at Boone Pickens Stadium for the last time this season when West Virginia visit on Saturday. The Cowboys (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) are out of position for the conference title race and have already secured bowl eligibility. However, there is still work to be done with a bowl goal on the line and a program-record senior day home winning streak.
It was another difficult season for the Mountaineers (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) and fourth-year head coaches Neal Brown. West Virginia has won just one season since Brown acquired it in 2019. With the athletic director already gone, Brown is certainly in the hot seat. While his future status with the Mountaineers may have already been decided, an upset win over Oklahoma State Brown could just see another year at Morgantown.
To watch, stream or listen to the game:
OKLAHOMA STATE (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) vs. WEST VIRGINIA (4-7, 2-6 Big 12)
DATE: Saturday 26 Nov
TIME: 11 clock (CT)
PAGE? site: still waterOklahoma
STADION: Boone Pickens Stadion (55,509)
TV CREW: Jay dude (Play-by-Play), Charles Arbuckle (Analyst)
OSU RADIO: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker, John Holcolmb, Robert Allen)
INTERNET RADIO: The university network
LIVE STATISTICS: okstate.com
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Betting Info: Oklahoma State is an 8.5-point favorite against West Virginia, per Caesars Sportsbook. O/U is 62.5. The Cowboys are 6-5 ATS and 6-5 in O/U this season. The Mountaineers are 5-6 ATS and 6-5 in O/U this season.
Series history: On Saturday, Oklahoma State meets West Virginia for the 14th time in a series that dates back to 1928. Oklahoma State leads 9-4 in the all-time series, including a 4-2 lead in games played in Stillwater. The Cowboys have won seven straight games against the Mountaineers and each of the last three at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy is 8-2 in his career against West Virginia while Mountaineers is head coach Neal Brown is 0-3 against the Cowboys.
Plot: Oklahoma State was eliminated from the Big 12 Conference title race last week. Overall, this season has been a disappointment for the Cowboys. Expectations were high at the beginning and only increased after the first month and a half after an impressive 5-0 start.
Then everything was turned upside down. Injuries increased. And with it the losses. Oklahoma State has lost four of its last six games. Offense has lost its luster, and tough starts on defense put the Cowboys in deep holes early on.
So what does Oklahoma State need to play against a bad West Virginia team in the regular season finale? Well, for starters, Saturday is Senior Day for 26 Cowboys who could be on the field for the last time at Boone Pickens Stadium.
This year’s senior roster will be honored ahead of the game:
- Sione Asi (99), defensive tackle
- Xavier Benson (1), Linebacker
- Lamont Bishop (11), defender
- Gerber Braun (49), kicker
- Braden Cassity (90), cowboy back
- Brendon Evers (98), defender
- SeanMichael Flanagan (18), Security
- Alex Hale (19), kicker
- Thomas Harpers (13), Security
- Matt Hembrough (53), long snapper
- Vance Hooper (36), wide receiver
- Tom Hutton (29), player
- Braydon Johnson (8), wide receiver
- Ben Kopenski (52), defensive end
- Nathan Latu (92), Defensive end
- Tyler Lacy (89), defensive end
- Brock Martin (9), defensive end
- Rylan McQuarters (15), broad receiver
- Spencer Sanders (3), Quarterbacks
- Carson Shelton (64), offensive lineman
- CJ Tate (81), wide receiver
- Jason Taylor II (25), security
- Samuela Tuihalamaka (35), Defensive tackle
- Kanion Williams (12), Security
- Hunter Woodard (70), Offensive Linman
- Zeke Zaragoza (63), long snapper
Eighteen of these seniors (in bold) have an extra year of eligibility available and could return next season if they so choose.
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Oklahoma State not only has a positive note for the seniors, but also an opportunity to go unbeaten for a second straight year at Boone Pickens Stadium and extend its program-record home winning streak to 15 games.
Weather forecast: According to Weather.comSaturday forecast in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is likely to rain, up from 49°F, Wind from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. There is a 98% chance of rain. Kick-off conditions are expected to be rainy, 47°F and wind from the NE at 8 to 10 mph.
In the ranking: Once again, Oklahoma State was eliminated from the latest College Football Playoff rankings and national polls after suffering its fourth loss of the season last week. West Virginia was not ranked in any of the national polls that season.
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