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K-State at West Virginia: Open Game Thread

Welcome to Big 12 play.

NCAA Football: Missouri State at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Be sure to hit our pregame content, including the How to Watch post for all your vital media information as well as TB’s preview for equally vital on-field information.

Go Cats!