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The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-0 against the Kansas Jayhawks since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. The Mountaineers and Kansas will face off in a Big 12 battle at 6 p.m. ET at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Kansas will be strutting in after a win while West Virginia will be stumbling in from a defeat.
It was all tied up 10-10 at halftime, but West Virginia was not quite the Pittsburgh Panthers’ equal in the second half when they met last week. West Virginia fell to the Panthers 38-31. A silver lining for West Virginia was the play of TE CJ Donaldson, who rushed for one TD and 125 yards on seven carries.
Meanwhile, when you finish with 312 more yards than your opponent like the Jayhawks did last Friday, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They took their contest at home with ease, bagging a 56-10 victory over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 35-3. Kansas’ RB Devin Neal looked sharp as he rushed for two TDs and 108 yards on four carries. Neal put himself on the highlight reel with an 80-yard TD scramble in the third quarter.
Kansas’ defense was a presence as well, as it got past Tennessee Tech’s offensive line to sack the quarterback five times for a total loss of 25 yards. Leading the way was DE Lonnie Phelps and his three sacks. Those were the first sacks for Phelps.
West Virginia’s loss took them down to 0-1 while Kansas’ win pulled them up to 1-0. We’ll see if West Virginia can steal the Jayhawks’ luck or if Kansas records another win instead.
Wild & Wonderful pic.twitter.com/jBrWz1lGen
RAPID REACTIONS: #WVU hits a new low in loss to Kansas. The first time since 1979 that the Mountaineers have begun a season 0-2
3rd and 5 for West Virginia.
OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH
Touchdown JD6 to QSKIN 🙌
Let’s go to overtime.#HailWV pic.twitter.com/ddFv9F0P43
Headed to OT in Morgantown.
TOUCHDOWN CJ DONALDSON!
who with us right now lemme hear you!!!
deep breaths everyone deep breaths
Casey Legg FG is good
4Q 4:04 | WVU 34 KU 42
CAN’T. BE. STOPPED. 😤
Hawks up 42-31 with 10 minutes to play! pic.twitter.com/i6uxXoRR9o
DANIEL HISHAW TO THE HOUSE ARE YOU KIDDING ME ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK
+3 via Casey Legg
3Q 12:58 | WVU 31 KU 35 pic.twitter.com/tMiz6H6lxJ
Wanted to show you guys that clutch Torry Locklin recovery 🙌 pic.twitter.com/1GwoebPx3q
Most important 15 to go. pic.twitter.com/eqNO0Lwqgw
break tackle rating 💯 pic.twitter.com/kwFFsUst0S
Devin Neal already has 5 touchdowns this season.
Lot of shrugging and pointing and yelling at teammates on the Mountaineer defense right now.
40 yard strike to @qskin_10 to start the second half 🎯 pic.twitter.com/m0FpboSTJy
Just can’t beat #MountaineerNation 🏟 pic.twitter.com/No6COMqBQW
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