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.