The West Virginia Mountaineers are now 5-3 on the season after losing to No. 11 Oklahoma State this afternoon in Morgantown, 50-39.
There wasn’t much of anything that could be considered good on the offensive side of things. The Mountaineers, who came into this game with the nation’s fourth best passing attack, just couldn’t get things going. Quarterback Will Grier had a bad outing, only completing 20-of-42 passes for 285 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions - one shy of matching his season total. Grier just couldn’t link up with any of his receivers, outside of one 68-yard touchdown to Marcus Simms. David Sills V was held to three receptions for 44 yards on the day, although he did catch the two point conversion on West Virginia’s final drive.
The Mountaineer defense did make some good plays, including a pick six in the third quarter from true freshman Kenny Robinson that opened the door back up for West Virginia. Oklahoma State was quick to shut that door. David Long led all tacklers with 18 total tackles, including seven tackles for loss.
West Virginia will host the Iowa State next Saturday in Morgantown, with the game scheduled to kick off at 3:30 PM ET. The Cyclones are taking on No. 4 TCU right now, and a charged up Iowa State after a win over the Horned Frogs would be less than ideal for the Mountaineers.