West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall was knocked out of his team’s game against Iowa State last Saturday, but it looks like he’s going to give it a go this week against his former team. He’s set to start against Oklahoma – the school he transferred from after last season.
Kendall suffered a “muscle injury” against the Cyclones. But head coach Neal Brown told reporters late this week that he expects Kendall will be starting for the Mountaineers on Saturday.
Kendall left Oklahoma after this past season when it became clear he wouldn’t be the team’s next starter. Jalen Hurts, who transferred in from Alabama, is now the starting quarterback for the Sooners.
Oklahoma is a heavy favorite in today’s game. But Kendall will be doing all he can to stick it to his former program.
— OU Daily Sports (@OUDailySports) October 17, 2019
Austin Kendall, wearing a white West Virginia polo, just took a pregame walk on Owen Field. Familiar place for the former #Sooners quarterback.
— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) October 19, 2019
Kendall, with the Mountaineers, has had an okay season. He’s thrown for 1,247 yards and nine touchdowns but also thrown seven interceptions. West Virginia is 3-3 on the season.
Making a bowl game has likely become West Virginia’s goal this season. The team’s final six games come against Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and TCU. They’ll need to finish 3-3 to make that happen.
Today’s game will kick off at Noon ET on FOX.