West Virginia was one of the more unexpected undefeated teams in college football. A trip to Oklahoma State this afternoon ended that.
The Cowboys rocked the Mountaineers 37-20 at Boone Pickens Stadium, behind an impressive four-touchdown outing by Mason Rudolph. The Pokes signal caller completed 26-of-36 yards for 273 yards and three passing touchdowns, and scored once on the ground.
One of the best throws of the day came on this perfect fade to Chris Lacy, which gave Oklahoma State a two touchdown lead late in the fourth quarter. It was more than enough for Mike Gundy's team.
Lacy finished the day with three catches for 31 yards and two touchdowns. Superstar receiver James Washington had six catches for 117 yards, while Jalen McCleskey hauled in 11 receptions for 66 yards and a score.
West Virginia found some luck on the ground, rushing for 209 yards on 41 carries and a touchdown as a team, but the passing game struggled. Skyler Howard averaged just 5.4 yards per attempt, completing 24-of-39 throws for 212 yards, a touchdown, and two picks.
West Virginia falls to 6-1 on the season, and 3-1 in Big 12 play, while Oklahoma State improves to 6-2 (4-1). The loss drops the Mountaineers from the ranks of the unbeatens. That full list:
- Boise State
- Western Michigan
We may lose a few more undefeated before the day is out. Nebraska is a nine-point underdog to Wisconsin, Washington has a tough road game against a sneaky Utah team, Clemson is on the road at Florida State, and Boise State has an interesting trip to a pretty good Wyoming club.