Fearless Picks: West Virginia Mountaineers – Kansas Jayhawks

The West Virginia juice squad sends kicker Danny King aloft as it fires up the Mountaineer kickoff team

Our panel danced all around the final score of the WVU – Baylor game, producing one of the best-ever weeks in terms of score selections.

Michael maintained his lead in the season competition with a miss of just one point, while Jeff (two) Greg and Jane (three) and Brian (four) made for an outstanding group of selections. No one was way off the mark, with a 16-point misses being the biggest margin.

West Virginia (2-1/1-1) vs. Kansas (0-3/0-2) Sat Oct 17   12:00 PM ET
Milan Puskar Stadium Morgantown, WV TV: FS1
Poll: WVU – 34  KU – NR Series: WVU 8-1 Last Game: WVU 29-24
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This week, accuracy in the score selections is front and center again, as everyone sees a Mountaineer win, but with lower point totals than might be expected.


Michael Minnich

Last Week: W     Season Record: 3-0     Point Differential: 20

With an extra week to iron out any issues, combined with Les Miles’ COVID-19 issues, West Virginia shouldn’t have much trouble at home in this one.

West Virginia 38-10


Greg Hunter

Last Week: W     Season Record: 3-0     Point Differential: 26

Some years the Kansas defense has been OK, but this doesn’t seem to be one of those, as KU allowed 132 points in its first three games. On the other side, the Jayhawk offense has enough weapons to be worrisome, but unless West Virginia has a complete letdown, it would be stunning if the Mountaineers don’t win this one with relative ease.

West Virginia 38-21


Jeff Cobb

Last Week: W     Season Record: 3-0     Point Differential: 33

Playing against Kansas, I always anticipate a lackluster performance from the Mountaineers. The team doesn’t get excited about it. With fans back in the stadium, I think the festivity levels will be up and spirits will be a little higher than normal for WVU than it has been for the two other home games. Kansas is on its third different starting quarterback of the year. Pooka Williams will score once after given a short field on a Mountaineer turnover, but that will be it for the Jayhawks.

West Virginia 38-7


Chris Richardson

Last Week: W     Season Record: 3-0     Point Differential: 36

As out of whack as 2020 has been, things are relatively normal in Kansas. Preseason basketball practice is up and running for the Jayhawks, who will once again compete at a high level. Fall harvest is winding down for the hardworking farmers of the Sunflower State. And KU football is struggling. On Saturday, look for another strong effort from the WVU defense, and a balanced effort on offense to carry the Mountaineers to a Big 12 win.

West Virginia 27-10


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Jane Donovan

Last Week: W     Season Record: 2-1     Point Differential: 36

Wow. Folks in the stadium. How radical. Those of you who are there, I hope you appreciate it. I also hope Les Miles is no longer contagious.

West Virginia 28-7


Chad Everson

Last Week: W     Season Record: 2-1     Point Differential: 44

Les Miles tests positive, the Baylor AD blames the trip to Morgantown for the team’s latest batch of positive tests, Kansas is on its third starting QB, Tom Herman on the hot seat… just another chaotic week in 2020.

I think we can all agree the biggest surprise of this Mountaineer team so far is the lack of discipline and shoot-yourself-in-the-foot penalties. Neal Brown has mentioned this several times and is focused on fixing things.

Facing off against the struggling Mad Hatters, after an open date, the Mountaineers coast to an easy victory. Sam James finds the spotlight again as Jarret Doege improves his deep ball.

West Virginia 45-17


Brian McCracken

Last Week: W     Season Record: 2-1     Point Differential: 47

WVU effectively gets its second bye week in a row and the Mountaineers steamroll an overmatched Kansas opponent with 15,000 gold and blue clad fans on hand.

West Virginia 45-13


Bill Gleason

Last Week: L     Season Record: 1-2     Point Differential: 36

Honestly if this team ever figures out how to get out of its own way it could get real interesting. Just as honestly, if you fashion yourself as a legit Top 25 team, you beat Kansas by at least three touchdowns and don’t struggle doing it.

West Virginia 37-10


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