The Oklahoma State Cowboys are once again among the NCAA’s highest-scoring football teams, and they’re in for a treat this week against a West Virginia team in flux and looking inefficient on both sides of the ball.
After being among the NCAA’s worst defenses last year, the Mountaineers have made some improvement in that area, but with their offense now failing to be efficient and keep their defense off of the field, the Cowboys will have a field day this Saturday, and quarterback J.W. Walsh will be the biggest benefactor.
OSU entered their opener against the Mississippi State Bulldogs planning to utilize a duel-QB system, but they after Walsh showed he was clearly the superior QB, he’s since become the full-time starter, and running the Cowboys’ fast-paced no-huddle offense, they’ve racked-up 115 points over the last two games.
Though the game is in Morgantown, don’t expect a letdown from these Cowboys. OSU has won its last three games away from Boone Pickens Stadium and has a 16-5 record on the road since the start of 2010, and they’re embracing the hostile crowds:
“When you’re going to go on the road and play against 50, 60, 70,000 people who don’t like you and want you to fail, you have to get excited for that,” said Walsh. “There’s not a better feeling almost than being able to go out there and shut up 70,000 people.”