The non-conference portion of the season is behind us, and now it’s time to turn our attention to familiar opponents, starting this week with one of our newest rivals.
The Kansas State Wildcats (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) hit the road to play the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-0, 0-0 Big 12).
K-State leads the all-time series, 5-3, including 4-2 during its time as a conference rivalry, but West Virginia has won the last two meetings, including a 28-23 victory in 2017 in Manhattan.
Last week, K-State defeated the UTSA Roadrunners, 41-17, in Manhattan, while the Mountaineers’ game against NC State was canceled because of Hurricane Florence. Previous to that, West Virginia won 52-17 against Youngstown State on Sept. 8.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Milan Puskar Stadium (capacity 60,000) in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Sports books have established the Mountaineers as 16.5 to 17-point favorites, with an over/under of 60 points. Those combine for a projection of roughly 40-22 or 40-23, West Virginia.
Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky, and Paul Carcaterra will call the game for ESPN.
Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters with call the game for radio on the Kansas State Sports Network, as well as Sirius Channel 99, XM Channel 383, and the TuneIn app.
K-State puts the brakes on West Virginia Heisman candidate Will Grier and pulls off the win, 35-28.