West Virginia football is aiming for its third straight victory of the season as the Mountaineers host the 11th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Kickoff is officially set for 3:35 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Mountaineers are also have a tough streak to break against the Cowboys. WVU has dropped its last six contests with the Oklahoma State, and currently trails in the all-time series, 8-4.
Follow GBN’s live game log for updates as the game unfolds.
FINAL: West Virginia falls to No. 11 Oklahoma State, 24-7.
11:49: Tyler Sumpter is getting a lot of mileage today — that’s WVU’s third straight three-and-out. Leddie Brown just can’t get going in this game, running for just 23 yards on nine carries.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA STATE (24-3) – 13:20: It takes just four plays for the Cowboys to turn their good field position into points. On third down, Spencer Sanders finds Jalen Bray for a 28-yard completion, setting OSU up in the red zone. Jaylen Warren then finishes it off with a 13-yard run up the gut.
END 3Q: The Mountaineers get right up to the chains, but they take their second straight three-and-out. Sumpter’s punt puts OSU on the WVU 45.
3:51: Three snaps of offense, two sacks on Jarret Doege. The Mountaineer offensive line is struggling against the Cowboy front, which has seven sacks on the day already.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA STATE (17-3) – 5:30: The Cowboys take quick advantage, notching a touchdown in just four snaps. Spencer Sanders finds Tay Martin once again in the corner of the end zone on a fade route from 12 yards out. Jackie Matthews has been on Martin for both of his touchdowns — it hasn’t been the best day for the cornerback.
7:13: West Virginia gets another big defensive stop and forces a punt, but Graeson Maleshevich muffs the kick. It’s recovered by Oklahoma State on the WVU 26.
9:06: WVU gets some big gains, but all-in-all, its first drive of the third quarter is inefficient. Neal Brown tries to switch it up with some jet sweeps and outside runs, but the Cowboys sniff all those out. West Virginia gets the biggest gain on a 16-yard connection between Doege and Reese Smith. Tony Mathis also comes in and motors the Mountaineers forward, but WVU is forced to punt after the 8-play, 37-yard drive. Tyler Sumpter kicks one of the best punts of his career, sticking OSU on its own two.
13:33: The half opens with just one positive play for Oklahoma State on second down. WVU comes out firing defensively, and forces a three-and-out to start. The Mountaineers take over on their own 17.
Oklahoma State receives and starts the half on its own 37.
HALF: WVU doesn’t make a quick retaliation, so Oklahoma State takes a 10-3 lead into the break. The Cowboys are set to receive the third quarter kickoff.
FIELD GOAL OKLAHOMA STATE (10-3) – 1:10: Bend, don’t break is the theme for WVU on this drive — Oklahoma State opens with consecutive chunk gains and quickly crosses into Mountaineer territory. WVU tightens up as the ball gets closer to the end zone, and forces a field goal from 34 yards out.
5:58: WVU is helped by a defensive holding call to open the drive — but that’s just about it for the Mountaineers. Doege connects with Sam James on the next play for a quick 7-yard gain, but the Cowboy front wins the next two downs. First, Leddie Brown gets stuffed at the line by a gaggle of tacklers, then Doege gets sacked for a 10-yard loss by Tyler Lacy. WVU punts and the Cowboys start on their own 30.
TOUCHDOWN OKLAHOMA STATE (7-3) – 8:32: The Mountaineers extended the Cowboys’ drive with some killer penalties, most prominently a roughing the passer against linebacker Jared Bartlett. It took OSU seven plays to move 53 yards, and it was capped off by a 7-yard connection from Sanders to Tay Martin in the corner of the end zone.
11:07: West Virginia goes three-and-out for the second straight drive, but this one was better than the last. Still, they gain just four yards on a pass to TJ Banks, and it’s not enough to move the chains. Sumpter punts for the third time today but can’t flip the field — Oklahoma State starts on its own 47.
12:41: The Cowboys threaten early in the drive, digging out of its bad field position to get out of their own red zone in just two plays. They slow down after a few more snaps, though, and ultimately, a holding penalty kills the drive. WVU takes over on its own 11.
END 1Q: West Virginia leads Oklahoma State 3-0. The Cowboys have possession on their own 44.
1:51: Garrett Greene makes his first major mistake as a Mountaineer. He starts the drive off at quarterback, and on the second play, he runs out to his left — he takes a hit and fumbles, but Tony Mathis makes a big hustle play to prevent a turnover. Tyler Sumpter punts and pins the Cowboys on their own five.
4:00: Two years in a row, the Mountaineers get an interception from a Stills brother. This time, Dante is able to disrupt Oklahoma State’s pass protection and tip Sanders’s pass in the air and recover it for the pick. WVU gets it on the Oklahoma State 40.
5:19: West Virginia follows up the big defensive stand with a relatively quick drive on offense. The Mountaineers get two 6-yard gains to open the series, but Jarret Doege is sacked for a 7-yard loss after they move the chains. WVU can’t dig itself out of the hole and is forced to punt — OSU takes over on its own 32.
7:40: Spencer Sanders’s first drive in Morgantown doesn’t quite go as planned. After completing his first pass attempt on first down, the Cowboys go with two straight run plays. The Mountaineers end up stuffing OSU on third down and forcing a punt — they’ll take over on their own 23.
WEST VIRGINIA FIELD GOAL (3-0) – 9:21: WVU’s offense gets some early gains under Jarret Doege’s lead, as the Mountaineers push 64 yards down the field in 11 plays. They get their first big play of the game on the second snap, when Doege found Sam James on a crossing route, with the wideout making some plays to put the Mountaineers in Cowboy territory. The drive ends in the red zone, though, and Casey Legg puts WVU ahead with a 30-yard kick.
West Virginia will receive the opening kickoff from Oklahoma State.