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WVU badly needed that. By the way, Zach Frazier played left guard that series, giving James Gmiter a break.
WVU needs to get some points before halftime.
WVU actually has more offensive yards (145-143), but two big plays by the Cowboys – one offensive and one defensive – have allowed OK State to build a 14-0 lead.
Penalties leave WVU in a long-yardage situation, and OSU gets a sack and then a scoop and score. 14-0 Cowboys.
Horrible, horrible penalty call. That’s not a flag.
L.D. Brown 66-yard TD run to give OSU a 7-0 lead.
Zach Frazier and Brandon Yates gets snap this series in WVU’s o-line.
Five straight passes by OSU; no touches for Hubbard yet. Interesting strategy by the Cowboys to start.
Good try by OSU receiver Stoner, but it was ruled no catch on the field and it can’t be overturned by the booth.
Wow, the Oklahoma loss to Kansas State is a stunner, at least to me. K-State outscores OU 17-0 in the fourth quarter.
Run blocking not impressive for WVU in its first impressive. Was last week’s success on the ground a matter of the foe being Eastern Kentucky or is WVU’s o-line capable of more than it should on that first series against the Cowboys?
Behrndt and Uzebu start in WVU’s offensive line after both were suspended last week.
Sanders out, Illingsworth will start at QB for Oklahoma State.
The number in parenthesis usually indicates their locker number if it’s different than their jersey number.
True freshman defensive end Sean Martin not on the dress list today. He didn’t play against Eastern Kentucky, according to Neal Brown, because he was contact traced to a couple of COVID cases. I don’t know if that’s still the problem or if there is another reason.
Certainly all eyes will be on the status of Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders and whether or not he’ll play today. Kevin is in the press box at Boone Pickens Stadium, and he’ll have the report as soon as the Cowboys’ come out on the field for pregame warmups.
Simmons was one of 11 Mountaineers suspended for the first game. He’s listed as second team for this game, so we’ll see how much he plays. He’s the one player among those suspended who has dropped some from the pre-suspension depth chart to this one.
The minutes played isn’t typically something that is announced by any football program and probably not even kept. They do keep a snap count, but usually they only share that at the end of the year. I haven’t heard anything about any significant injuries from the Mountaineers. A few guys limped off, but didn’t appear horrible. We’ll find out in the next couple of days with Neal Brown’s press conference opportunities if there are significant injuries.
Here is WVU participation list (I count 69 players who participated for West Virginia):
EKU OFFENSE Starters – WR 3 JONES, Jacquez WR 6 WILCOX, Matt Jr WR 16 DIXON, Keyion QB 18 McKINNEY, P. RB 34 BOOTH, Alonzo RT 52 SCHROEDER, T. C 64 WATKINS, Howard RG 71 BARDALL, J. LT 74 COLLINS, Payton LG 77 JOHNSON, Jordan TE 86 SANCHEZ, Collin
EKU DEFENSE starters – SS 5 COMSTOCK, TJ CB 10 ROSS, Davion LB 15 LUNDY, Kaleb CB 21 LEAPHEART, A. FS 27 FITZPATRICK, D. LB 33 JACKSON, M. LB 44 HAIRSTON, Eli JACK 45 RICHARDS, K. DE 53 TAYLOR, Elijah DT 91 BAKER, Darrian DT 92 BURKS II, Shane
West Virginia OFFENSE Starters – WR 0 B. Ford-Wheaton QB 2 Jarret Doege RB 4 Leddie Brown WR 16 Winston Wright WR 17 Sam Brown TE 43 Jackson Knipper LT 50 Brandon Yates C 54 Zach Frazier RG 57 Michael Brown LG 74 James Gmiter RT 79 John Hughes
West Virginia DEFENSE Starters – MIKE 1B Dylan Tonkery CB 1C N. Fortune FS 4D Alonzo Addae CB 5 Dreshun Miller DT 5E Dante Stills WILL 7 Josh Chandler BAND 8 VanDarius Cowan DE 9D Jeffery Pooler SPR 23 Tykee Smith NT 56 Darius Stills
Eastern Kentucky participants: 0-McCLUNG, Tahj; 1-CURETON, Kaymen; 4-MAGLOIRE, K.; 7-NORRIS, Madison; 8C-COOK, Thomas; 9- BRENTS, Jairus; 11-SAYLES, Joseph; 12-HAYES, Josh; 13-ALLEN, Dakota; 14-ANDERSON, J.; 20-WOZNICK, A.; 23-FORD, Elijah; 24-PRINGLE, Q.; 25-DICKERSON, T.; 28-HERRUD, Jaylen; 29-HIGHTOWER, J.; 30-FALL, Cheikh; 31-CAREY, Kmare; 36- CHEELEY, Nic; 38-BETTS, Jason; 40-WHITE, PJ; 43-PITT, Ian; 46-BOWLING, Thomas; 51-GNIEDZIEJKO, K.; 55-BOST, Jadyn; 66-MATHEWS, J.; 70-MUNLIN, Vincent; 72-HART, Drew; 75-ANTHONY, C.; 76-BAILEY, Tex; 81-MANNING, Micah; 82-OWENS, Malik; 83-ARNOLD, Khalil; 85-JOHNSON, Bryant; 87-RICHARDS, P.; 89-SLOAN, Jake; 90-EZIRIM, Josiah; 93-TERRY, Kenny; 94- CLARK, Malik; 96-SMITH, Antonio; 97-JACKSON, Ryan; 99-FLETCHER, Gabe;
West Virginia participants – 1F Malachi Ruffin; 1D-Tony Fields II; 1F-Malachi Ruffin; 2A-Tae Mayo; 2D-Noah Guzman; 2E-Sean Mahone; 2C-Jairo Faverus; 2B-Jake Long; 3A-Naim Muhammad; 3D-Jackie Matthews; 5A-Jared Bartlett; 5B-Jalen Thornton; 6-Exree Loe; 10-Sean Ryan; 11-Garrett Greene; 12-Austin Kendall; 13-Sam James; 15-Reese Smith; 20-Alec Sinkfield; 24-Tony Mathis Jr.; 25-Osman Kamara; 26-Daryl Porter Jr; 30-Evan Staley; 31-Q. Mosby; 34-Lorenzo Dorr; 35-Tyler Sumpter; 36-Jake Abbott; 39-Dante Bonamico; 44-Lanell Carr; 45-Taurus Simmons; 48-Casey Legg; 51-Kyle Poland; 53-Jordan White; 55-P. Moorer; 58-Nick Malone; 61-Tyler Connolly; 65- Donovan Beaver; 68-Briason Mays; 69-Blaine Scott; 80-Charles Finley; 84-Freddie Brown; 86-R. Fields Jr.; 88-Tavis Lee; 89-G. Malashevich; 90-Akheem Mesidor; 92-Rhett Heston; 95-J. Jefferson; 99-Quay Mays;
Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield have each rushed for over 100 yards – both have exactly 123 at the moment. It’s the first time WVU has had two 100-yard rushers in the same game since Justin Crawford and Kennedy McKoy each did it against Kansas in 2017.