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WVi Staff Predictions: WVU at Oklahoma State

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Game 9 Outlook: WVU at Oklahoma State Score
Scott Grayson All week I have felt I was going to pick against WVU.  As game day gets closer I have decided to switch that thought and will pick the Mountaineers to win this game.  I think WVU needs to get on the road and have that feeling of "us against the world".  WVU almost always does well as the underdog and that is the case in this contest.  The defense will have a tough task in trying to contain Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle, but stopping the run is one thing this defense can do.  It looks like third-string quarterback Clint Chelf will get the start for OSU.  Young quarterbacks almost always make some mistakes somewhere and I truly feel the turnover battle will dictate who wins this game.  I think WVU can force a couple of turnovers and leave Stillwater with a win.
41-31 WVU
 

Scott's Season Record: 5-3

 

 
Geoff Coyle West Virginia's staff may be familiar with Oklahoma State, but it works both ways.  The questions at quarterback for the Cowboys could certainly work in WVU's favor, but if Wes Lunt is healthy enough to go and career back-up Clint Chelf can provide some of the production he had in a brief outing against Kansas State, the Mountaineers will have a hard time defending.  Joseph Randle is the best back WVU will face this season and he should find success against this defense, enough to keep the unit honest in its play.  OSU's defense is good enough to stop the Mountaineers if they haven't made real improvements from the past three weeks.  It's difficult to see how WVU posts a win to get back on track in this one.  41-31 OSU
 

Geoff's Season Record: 6-2

 

 
Matt Allevato The Mountaineers had last weekend's game in the bag, and they let it slip away to TCU.  The season now gets more difficult as Dana Holgorsen's troops travel to Stillwater to take on a team that had no trouble crushing the Horned Frogs.  Unless Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey get back on the same page, the offense will continue to struggle.  Tavon Austin remains the lone bright spot on that side of the ball, even though his success has been overshadowed by the team's inability to get out of this three-game skid.  Look for Austin to shine bright once again, but the Mountaineers will be defeated for the fourth time in a row.  There appear to be major issues on this team right now, and I don't see them getting cleared up on the road in a hostile environment against a very good opponent.

48-35 OSU

 

Matt's Season Record: 5-3


 
Von Barclay This one's going to be tough.  The WVU defense has obviously been a headache for the Mountaineers this year, and now they'll go up against one of the top offenses in the country.  Injuries at quarterback continue to mount for Oklahoma State, but whoever plays will likely find success this weekend.   On the other side of the ball, the West Virginia offense is still looking to get back to where it was in the beginning of the year.  If that doesn't happen on Saturday, this game has the potential to get ugly.  I think the offense will be able to keep the game closer than the Texas Tech and Kansas State games, but my streak of picking the Mountaineers is coming to an end this week.  I just can't see this team, with the way it's playing right now, going into Stillwater and getting the win. 52-35 OSU
 

Von's Season Record: 5-3


 
Jess McCadam I am not giving up hope yet. I have zero reasons to justify why the Mountaineers should win, and I have zero reasons to support why they might lose. Hope is all I have. I hope they come together at this crucial time. I hope they don't just give up. I hope they fight. I hope they know how much support they have in the state of West Virginia. I hope they prove all the negative-talkers wrong.  I hope they scrape on every play and every down. I hope they remember why they play this game and have a little fun at Oklahoma State's expense. Hope, hope, hope..... I just really hope they win.  38-28 WVU
 

Jess' Season Record: 5-3


 
Aaron Williams Last week I let my fan's optimism get the better of me.  This week, I'm going with a fan's pure bitterness.  If the Mountaineers can't beat TCU's not-so high-powered offense at home, they can't beat Oklahoma State on the road.  WVU losses by 20.
41-21 OSU

Aaron's Season Record: 5-3

 

 
Sean Manning

It is becoming desperation time for the WVU football team.  They have lost three in a row, and have yet to record that 6th win to become bowl eligible with four games remaining.  The Oklahoma State offense has been great this year, but the Mountaineer defense did show improvement last week.  The WVU offense finds it's groove again this weekend and wins a thriller in Stillwater.

35-34 WVU

Sean's Season Record: 5-3


 
Michael Ploger Can West Virginia go on their worst losing streak in recent history?  Nobody has taken a dive quite like the Mountaineers have.  Yet, I'll take them over Oklahoma State.  After experiencing a devastating loss last weekend, the slide won't continue.  The defense played better, but the offense is still looking to get back on track.  With Bailey and Alston back into the mix, the team has more options on offense. 35-31 WVU
  Michael's Season Record: 5-3  
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