We have officially begun the conference-only portion of the season with a full slate of Big 12 games this weekend. And so far, this season has been a mess.
This game is a barometer game for both West Virginia and K-State.
The Mountaineers are undefeated and looking to push for their first conference title. A win today would give them the confidence that they can score on the best defenses in the Big 12, and put them in the early drivers seat. A loss would likely make Dana Holgerson’s seat uncomfortably hot, and probably keep West Virginia out of the title conversation the rest of the season.
For the Wildcats, a win would likely mean this team has a defense good enough to maintain the prevalent spread attacks in the conference, and the offense has the ability to consistently move the ball on a Big 12 defense and keep the Cats in games. A win means this team would have the potential for a 9+ win season and a legitimate shot at a Big 12 title. A loss is going to start another long season for the Wildcats, and could set them on the spiral to a 6-7 win season and a possible retirement call for HoFHC Bill Snyder.
But for now, that Wildcats are still undefeated in Morgantown in the modern era and will look to continue that streak this afternoon.