After an embarrassing loss to the Maryland Terrapins last week, not many people gave the Mountaineers of West Virginia much of a chance against Oklahoma State on Saturday. West Virginia proved that the past is not always an indicator of the future.
The Mountaineers were the better team on Saturday as they defeated Oklahoma St. by a score of 30 to 21. Things didn’t get off to a great start for West Virginia when they gave up a 73 yard touchdown pass to Josh Stewart to fall behind early 7-0. A few minutes later the momentum turned as Ishmael Banks intercepted a pass for the Mountaineers and returned it 58 yards to pay dirt.
After that interception West Virginia never looked back. The Cowboys were able to pull within a field goal after Jeremy Seaton caught a 30 yard touchdown pass early in the second half but Oklahoma State was unable to score again and the Mountaineers added a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter to post the final margin
The Cowboys are now 3-1 and 0-1 in the Big 12. West Virginia improves to 3-2 and 1-1 in the Big 12. The Mountaineers will travel to Baylor to take on the Bears next Saturday and Oklahoma State will look to rebound against the Wildcats of Kansas State. Look for the Cowboys to take that game rather easily.