Game Preview: West Virginia at Oklahoma State Football — Virginia

West Virginia (4-7) will travel to Oklahoma State (7-4) to close out the 2022 season in a Big 12 Conference matchup. WVSports.com offers a look at some game highlights to get you ready for kickoff.

In this game preview, we dive into numbers and notes, a depth chart, the video preview of the game as well as where you can watch the contest.

Series: OSU 9-4

Last meeting: 2021 WVU 3 OSU 24

TV: 12 p.m. ESPN2, Jay Alter (PBP), Charles Arbuckle (Analyst)

–Neal Brown is in his fourth season at the helm of the West Virginia football program with a 21-25 record. Overall, Brown has a 56-41 record as a coach.

–West Virginia is 15th all-time in wins.

–WVU is 4-4-1 in games played on Nov. 26, including 3-3-1 in games played at home. The first time West Virginia played on November 26 was in 1896 when the Mountaineers lost 26-0 to the Mahoning Cycle Club in Youngstown, Ohio, and also tied the Pittsburgh Athletic Club 0-0. The last time WVU played on Nov. 26 was in 2016 at Iowa State (W 49-19).

–Oklahoma State has won seven straight games.

–This will be the 309th nationally televised game for West Virginia. All-time, the Mountaineers are 159-148-1 in nationally televised games.

–West Virginia ranks No. 33 nationally in time of possession and No. 4 in the Big 12 (31:33)

–Since 1980, West Virginia is 208-25-1 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. Since 2000, the Mountaineers are 67-7 when hitting the 40-point mark and WVU is 197-7 all-time when they score 40 or more points in a game.

–Coaching Staff Depositions: Matt Moore (AHC-OL/Field); Graham Harrell (OC-QB/Press Box); Chad Scott (Run Game Coord.-RB/Field); Jordan Lesley (DC-OLB/Field); ShaDon Brown (Co-DC-DBs/Field); Jeff Koonz (ST-ILB/Field Coordinator); Andrew Jackson (DL/Press Box); Sean Reagan (TE/Press Box); Tony Washington (WR/Field); Dontae Wright (S/Press Box).

–On first downs, the Mountaineers have run 352 plays and gained 2,029 yards with a 5.8 average. In second place, the Mountaineers have run 262 plays for 1,497 yards and a 5.7 average. On third down, the Mountaineers have run 162 plays for 766 yards and a 4.7 average gain. West Virginia has run 30 plays on fourth down for 169 yards and a 5.6 average.

–WVU’s touchdowns have come 18 times on first down (10 rush/8 pass), 15 times on second down (6 rush/9 pass), six times on third down (4 rush/2 pass) and twice on fourth down (1 rush/1 pass).

–The breakdown of West Virginia’s offensive numbers for the 2022 season shows the Mountaineers have run 806 plays, 404 on the ground and 402 through the air.

–The rushing game has totaled 1,808 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 21 touchdowns. The passing attack has totaled 2,653 yards, 20 touchdowns and averaged 10.9 yards per completion. Combine the two and the Mountaineers gained 4,461 yards of total offense, 41 touchdowns, averaged 5.5 yards per play and averaged 31.2 points per game.

–The deeper analysis shows that the Mountaineer offense has gained 102 first downs from the run and 127 via the pass. West Virginia averages 164.4 total yards per game on the ground, 241.2 yards per game passing game and 405.5 yards per game of total offense.

–Twelve true freshmen have played for the Mountaineers in 2022: Derek Berlitz (DLB), Aric Burton (BAN), Raleigh Collins III (S), CJ Donaldson (RB), Mumu Bin-Wahad (CB), Trey Lathan ( LB). ), Nicco Marchiol (QB), Asani Redwood (DL), Jacolby Spells (CB), Oliver Straw (P), Keaton Thomas (DB) and Jarel Williams (WR).

–West Virginia missed a bowl game for just the third time in the last 21 years.

DEPTH CHART:

OFFENSE:
QB: 6 Garrett Greene, 5-11, 200, r-So.
18 JT Daniels, 6-2, 226, Jr.
7 Will Crowder, 6-2, 220, r-Fr. -the-
8 Nicco Marchiol, 6-1, 208, Fr.

RB:
24 Tony Mathis, 5-11, 207, r-So.
26 Justin Johnson, 5-11, 198, So.
28 Jaylen Anderson, 5-11, 214, r-Fr.

WR (X):
0 Bryce Ford-Wheaton, 6-3, 224, r-Jr.
11 Cortez Braham, 6-2, 198, Jr.

WR (Y):
13 Sam James, 6-0, 182, r-Jr.
29 Preston Fox, 5-10, 184, r-Fr.

WR (H):
15 Reese Smith, 5-10, 187, So.

WR (Z):
3 Kaden Prather, 6-4, 211, So.
4 Jeremiah Aaron, 5-10, 186, So.

TE (H):
88 Brian Polendey, 6-4, 256, r-Sr.
81 Treylan Davis, 6-3, 246, r-Fr.

LT:
64 Wyatt Milum, 6-6, 307, So.
50 Brandon Yates, 6-4, 308, r-So.

LG:
55 Tomas Rimac, 6-6, 312, r-Fr.
53 Jordan White, 6-2, 298, r-Fr.

DO:
54 Zach Frazier, 6-3, 306, So.
53 Jordan White, 6-2, 298, r-Fr.

RG:
72 Doug Nester, 6-7, 320, Jr.
68 Dylan Ray, 6-5, 293, r-Fr.

RT:
66 Ja’Quay Hubbard, 6-5, 318, r-So. -the-
50 Brandon Yates, 6-4, 308, r-So.

DEFENSE:
DT: 55 Dante Stills, 6-4, 290, Sr.
96 Edward Vesterinen, 6-3, 281, So.

N.G.:
95 Jordan Jefferson, 6-3, 310, jr.
93 Mike Lockhart, 6-3, 317, r-So.

DE:
91 Sean Martin, 6-5, 288, So.
12 Taijh Alston, 6-4, 255, r-Sr.

ROBBER:
10 Jared Bartlett, 6-2, 235, r-So. -the-
44 Lanell Carr, 6-1, 245, So.

WLB:
6 Exree Loe, 6-0, 214, r-Sr. -the-
7 Jasir Cox, 6-1, 204, Sr.

MLB:
8 Lee Kpogba, 6-1, 230, Jr.
36 Caden Biser, 6-0, 226, r-Fr.
18 Tirek Austin-Cave, 6-1, 228, So.

SPEAR:
5 Lance Dixon, 6-2, 220, r-So.
32 Raleigh Collins, 6-3, 196, Fr.
30 Naim Muahmmad, 5-11, 201, r-So.

FS:
2 Aubrey Burks, 5-11, 182, So.
13 Hershey McLaurin, 6-1, 210, So.

CS:
24 Marcis Floyd, 6-0, 194, r-Jr.
14 Malachi Ruffin, 5-10, 195, Jr.

LCB:
14 Malachi Ruffin, 5-10, 195, Jr.
4 Rashad Ajayi, 5-11, 182, Sr.

RCB:
11 Wesley McCormick, 5-11, 200, Sr.
28 Jacolby Spells, 5-11, 180, Fr.
20 Andrew Wilson-Lamp, 6-2, 178, r-Fr.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
K:
48 Casey Legg, 6-4, 216, r-Jr.
37 Parker Grothaus, 6-2, 216, r-Sr.

H:
40 Kolten McGhee, 6-0, 187, r-So.

PI:
41 Oliver Straw, 6-2, 214, Fr.
40 Kolten McGhee, 6-0, 187, r-So.

MR:
37 Parker Grothaus, 6-2, 216, r-Sr.
39 Danny King, 5-10, 172, r-Fr.

LS:
43 Austin Brinkman, 6-3, 215, r-Fr.

COR:
4 Jeremiah Aaron, 5-10, 186, So.
26 Justin Johnson, 5-11, 198, So.

PR:
29 Preston Fox, 5-10, 184, r-Fr.
13 Sam James, 6-0, 182, r-Jr.

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