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Staff Picks: Oklahoma State at West Virginia

The Cowboys head to Morgantown for the top 25 contest with the Mountaineers. We make our picks!



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Oklahoma State struggled last week against Texas and a banged up offensive line led to quarterback Mason Rudolph getting a bit dinged up himself. Will that slow down the Cowboys vaunted offense?

West Virginia has yet to put it together for all four quarters and needed a big fourth quarter to pull off the come-from-behind win over Texas Tech two weeks ago. However, a fourth quarter collapse against Baylor nearly cost them the game last week. If the Mountaineers want to pull off the upset, they can’t afford those let downs.

Let’s get to the picks.

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CHRIS – We’ve seen the Pokes struggle this season when they fell to TCU and narrowly survived against Texas. A strong defensive front can give the Pokes headaches. That’s not West Virginia though, and we have yet to see them put it together for all four quarters.

JAY – The Oklahoma State offense is too much for a struggling West Virginia defense. The Cowboys turn up the defense enough to run away in this one.

MYERS – The Pokes have a better defense than the Mountaineers, and that’s the difference maker. The weather could play a factor in this game. However, Oklahoma State out scores West Virginia down the stretch.

TAYLOR – Oklahoma State gets just enough stops to beat West Virginia. It will be a close one though.

JOSH – The Cowboys get back on track offensively in a shootout.

DANIEL – Even with Oklahoma State’s bad offensive line, West Virginia will have to either get safeties or linebackers involved to stop the run game. That will open the passing lanes for Rudolph and company to take advantage of.

The staff is all in on Oklahoma State in this one, but it is not a clean sweep by the Cowboys. The Twitter vote isn’t fully in just yet, but it looks like the majority of you like the Mountaineers to pull off the upset.