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West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen, ex-employer Oklahoma State to meet again in Big 12 showdown

  • West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, right, yells at an offical during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

    West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, right, yells at an offical during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Virginia's Kevin White (11) catches a pass for a touchdown over Baylor's Xavien Howard (4) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

    West Virginia's Kevin White (11) catches a pass for a touchdown over Baylor's Xavien Howard (4) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)  (The Associated Press)

West Virginia and Oklahoma State are in danger of heading in opposite directions.

West Virginia (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) is coming off a stunning 41-27 win over then-No. 4 Baylor. Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1) is coming off an embarrassing 42-9 loss to TCU that knocked the Cowboys out of the Top 25.

Former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen takes his 22nd-ranked Mountaineers to Oklahoma State on Saturday with hopes of staying within range of league-leader Kansas State. To win, he believes his team must display the toughness of a Mike Gundy-coached Oklahoma State squad.

The Cowboys are reeling after their worst game of the season, but their homecoming game against a ranked opponent offers a chance to regain momentum and remain in the conference title race.