Austin Kendall is expected to start at quarterback for WVU Saturday against Oklahoma.
That was Neal Brown’s message Thursday night on his weekly radio show. Kendall was listed as questionable earlier this week with a chest injury sustained during the Iowa State game, but Brown said the redshirt junior has made progress this week and he expects him to start, barring something unforeseen.
In six games this season, Kendall is 126-191 for 1,247 yards with nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. He only threw one pass, which he completed, last week against Iowa State before he was knocked out of the game and replaced by backup quarterback Jack Allison.
But the most intriguing part of Brown’s announcement Thursday has nothing to do with stats: Kendall now apparently has the green light to start against his former teammates and head coach at Oklahoma for the first time.
WVU will take on No. 5 Oklahoma Saturday at noon ET on FOX. Stick with the WV Illustrated team for more details on this developing story, including analysis of what Kendall’s upgraded status means for West Virginia during a new episode of Mountaineer GameDay on Saturday morning, starting at 10 a.m. ET.