MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - After forcing just two turnovers in the first three games of the season, the No. 6 Mountaineers have forced six turnovers in their last two Big 12 matchups.
Cornerback Hakeem Bailey and defensive lineman Ezekiel Rose say that's no coincidence: Players are more motivated now by the turnover helmet.
Both players came up with takeaways in the 38-22 win over Kansas last weekend. Watch full interviews with each below:
On the other side of the ball, the WVU offense turned it over four times against the Jayhawks, including three red zone interceptions.
Quarterback Will Grier said finishing drives will be the main focus of West Virginia's game plan against Iowa State:
West Virginia's running backs have also become more involved in the passing game. Both Martell Pettaway and Leddie Brown recorded touchdown receptions against the Jayhawks, but that unit is still focusing on improving the impact of the WVU ground game.
The Mountaineers and Cyclones meet Saturday at 7 p.m. in Ames, Iowa.