West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 26th 2022

Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium Stillwater
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The last few weeks certainly haven't been what West Virginia and Oklahoma State had in mind in terms of finishing the season strong.

Both have been stumbling to the finish line of the 2022 season, but one at least will have a chance to end Big 12 play on a winning note when the teams meet on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

West Virginia (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) enters having lost four of its last five games, including a 48-31 home loss to Kansas State last week.

Defense has been the main problem in that stretch for the Mountaineers, who have given up an average of 37.6 points per game in those contests.

West Virginia has managed to put up more than 31 points a game this season behind quarterback JT Daniels, a transfer from Georgia who completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,107 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

However, Daniels was benched for last week's game against Kansas State in favor of Garrett Greene. It's not clear yet who will be starting at QB against Oklahoma State.

West Virginia coach Neal Brown said a big reason for his team's offensive production has been improvement along the team's offensive line.

"We've gotten to where we are playing pretty well up front," Brown said. "We blocked (Kansas State) well."

On the other side, Oklahoma State has lost three of its last four games to see a season that at one time had promise of a Big 12 title and possible berth in the College Football Playoff go to one that'll result in a mid-tier bowl game.

The Cowboys (7-4, 4-4) are coming off a 28-13 loss at rival Oklahoma in what was the continuation of offensive struggles over the past four games.

A traditionally prolific Oklahoma State offense has averaged just 12.3 points a game in its last four contests.

"There's times when you watch them on tape (and) they're playing as good as most teams in this league," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "And then there's times I'm sure that Neal would wish they would play better, (same with) our team."

--Field Level Media

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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Recap NOV 26TH 2022

Jaylen Anderson rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries to lead West Virginia to a 24-19 win over Oklahoma State in Saturday's Big 12 regular season finale in Stillwater, Okla.

The Mountaineers (5-7, 3-6) rushed for 250 yards as a team, with Garrett Greene adding a rushing touchdown.

Ollie Gordon ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries for the Cowboys (7-5, 4-5), who lost for the fourth time in five games.

Oklahoma State played without starting quarterback Spencer Sanders due to a shoulder injury.

West Virginia took a 24-19 lead with 5:59 remaining on a 34-yard field goal by Casey Legg.

The Cowboys then drove to the West Virginia 28 but couldn't convert on a fourth-and-3 and the Mountaineers took over on downs.

Oklahoma State forced a punt and had one more shot starting at its own 46-yard line. Four straight incompletions by Garret Rangel gave the ball back to West Virginia to end the game.

Trailing 10-7 at halftime, West Virginia went 80 yards in six plays on the first drive of the second half and took a 14-10 lead on a 54-yard run by Anderson with 12:45 left in the third quarter.

Anderson then scored from 57 yards out with 9:53 left in the third to give the Mountaineers a 21-10 lead.

OK State made it 21-13 on a 38-yard field goal by Tanner Brown with 5:59 left in the third, and then cut the WVU lead to 21-19 with 24 seconds left in the third on a 23-yard touchdown run by Gordon.

West Virginia opened the scoring, taking a 7-0 lead with 7:11 remaining in the first quarter on Greene's 36-yard touchdown run.

Oklahoma State answered, tying the game on the first play of the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Brennan Presley before taking a 10-7 lead with 14 seconds left until halftime on a 22-yard field goal by Brown.

--Field Level Media

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