WVU got their clocks cleaned at Tech. They had to sneak back into Morgantown, after dark, hoping no one would recognize them. That entire bunch will have a chip on their shoulder. First year in the Big 12 and a they get a welcome like the Cornshuckers got in the Big 10. There’s no way they will lay down in front of their home crowd.
KSU, OTOH, is just a physically overpowering team. If WVU gets out to an early lead, it will be a lot more difficult for KSU to catch fire than it was with the Jaysquawks or the Cyclones. If KSU wins this one, they have a very good chance of winning out… based on how healthy the key players stay. I imagine even the hard conservatives in town will forego Huckabee’s 7 p.m. Faux News show to watch this game.