Number 11 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys was upset today by the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown with a final score of WVU 30 – OSU 21. It wasn’t pretty at all and there were cringe worthy moments, especially when West Virginia QB Clint Trickett left the game for a short period with what seemed to be a shoulder injury and was replaced by Paul Millard. However, Trickett was able to return to the game and lead West Virginia to a W. This brings WVUs record to 3-2 so far this season in the Big 12.
This past week, the West Virginia Mountaineers have made 23 changes in their depth chart. At halftime, WVU led Oklahoma State 24-14 after Oklahoma State had an early 7-0 lead. Mountaineer fans were bracing for an embarrassing loss. Ishmael Banks made an interception for a 58 yard return in the first quarter to give Mountaineer fans some hope. This led to Clint Trickett hooking up with Kevin White for 17 yards. After that, Josh Lambert scored a 42 yard field goal to give the West Virginia Mountaineers the lead for 17-7.
J.W. Walsh was a tough match for the Mountaineers at QB. However, just before halftime, Charles Sims scored the TD to make the score 24-14, Mountaineers. After this, the Oklahoma State Cowboys attempted a 42 yard field goal, but it hooked left and was no good.
The West Virginia Mountaineers had been counted out for this season because they are a new team full of new players after several seniors left the team at the end of last season. Today’s win against Oklahoma State could bring back momentum to Morgantown and lead the Mountaineers to a better season than most might expect.