West Virginia was in it the whole game, but dropped a close contest to the Pokes, 20-13. Despite the defense holding Oklahoma State to roughly half their season scoring average plus holding Chuba Hubbard to one of his lowest ground totals of the season, struggles in the red zone prevented WVU from coming away with a victory in the home finale.
West Virginia had to settle for two fields goals in three trips to the red zone, including several failed attempts from inside the 1 yard line. This was par for the course with the rushing struggles of the Mountaineers on the day and the season as West Virginia only totaled 26 yards on the ground today. Jarret Doege still looked good running the offense, finishing 28 of 38 for 307 yards and a pretty touchdown to George Campbell from 34 yards out off of his back foot. Seeming typical for the day, the final drive of the day ended with a turnover on downs in the red zone.
The loss drops WVU to 4-7 on the season and ends the hope for a bowl game. WVU will finish up the season with a trip to Fort Worth, Texas, on black Friday to take on TCU. That game is scheduled for 4:15 ET on ESPN. Depending on the results of their game against Oklahoma tonight, TCU will likely need a win vs. WVU to secure a bowl berth themselves.