This week in the Big 12: Oklahoma faces early test against West Virginia

By Cody Soto
Sports Writer

Central Michigan (2-1) at Kansas (1-1)

Central Michigan will travel to Lawrence, Kan. and face Kansas at Memorial Stadium on Saturday in both team’s final non-conference matchup this season.
Last week, the Jayhawks lost 41-3 to Duke in its first road game and only had one 34-yard field goal by kicker Matthew Wyman to avoid a shutout.
Kansas had 297 total offensive yards in the loss and sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart was 11 for 27 on the night. Cozart also threw for 95 yards and two interceptions against the Blue Devils.
The team had a total of 202 rushing yards and was led by freshman running back Corey Avery with 87 yards.
Central Michigan is also coming off of a big loss after dropping a 40-3 decision to Syracuse last weekend. The Chippewas’ only points were by kicker Brian Eavey who had a 26-yard field goal during the first quarter.
Central Michigan racked up 217 total offensive yards and 183 passing yards during the loss. Sophomore quarterback Cooper Rush had 18 completions and junior wide receiver Jesse Kroll added 86 receiving yards for the Chippewas.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

No. 4 Oklahoma (3-0) at West Virginia (2-1)

No. 4 Oklahoma and West Virginia will each begin Big 12 play in Morgantown, W. Va. and face off on Saturday night in Milan Puskar Stadium.
The Sooners beat Tennessee 34-10 last Saturday in their second home game this season. Sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight threw for 308 yards on 20 completions for one touchdown and an interception in the win.
The team rallied for 454 total offensive yards, and junior wide receiver Sterling Shepard contributed with 109 receiving yards on five receptions.
Sophomore running back Keith Ford will not start in Saturday’s matchup after suffering from a foot injury during the first half.
West Virginia returns home after taking a slim 40-37 win over Maryland last Saturday. Kicker Josh Lambert made a 47-yard field goal with no time left to give West Virginia the win. The Mountaineers posted 694 offensive yards and gave up a 21-0 run during the second and third quarters to give Maryland a way back into the game.
Senior quarterback Clint Trickett had 511 passing yards for four touchdowns and one interception. Sophomore running back Rushel Shell added 98 yards on 27 carries to West Virginia’s 183 rushing yards to help the Mountaineers.
Oklahoma and West Virginia will face off at 6:30 p.m.