No. 2: Wide Receivers
Ka’Raun White turned in his best performance as a Mountaineer in Austin, catching six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. Daikiel Shorts and Shelton Gibson combined for nine catches and 140 yards as well, but none of these three caught a pass over thirty yards. On Saturday, WVU will need to hit a few big plays to get their crowd into it – and to win, of course.
Big plays are important, especially against an Oklahoma team that can strike quickly. The Sooners had at least four offensive plays that covered 30 or more yards last week, something the Mountaineers can’t let happen at home.
Expect White, Shorts and Gibson to continue garnering the most attention from their quarterback, in an atmosphere that rivals the greatest in college football.