West Virginia Mountaineers Vs Kansas Jayhawks Game Time, TV/Radio, And Preview


The West Virginia Mountaineers host the University of Kansas Jayhawks, Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers hope to cap their Homecoming celebrations with their first Big 12 Conference victory.

Kansas is hoping to play spoiler, and claim their first Big 12 victory. Both WVU (2-2) and Kansas (2-2) are also looking to add their third victory of the season. The Mountaineers are coming off a 45-33 loss against the Oklahoma Sooners two weeks ago while the Jayhawks are looking to rebound from being shut out by the Texas Longhorns 23-0 last week.

West Virginia is 49-32-3 in Homecoming games, including 25-8-1 at Milan Puskar Stadium. Head coach Dana Holgorsen is 2-1 in Homecoming contests.

When: Saturday, Oct 4

Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. ET

Site: Milan Puskar Stadium

Playing Surface: FieldTurf Duraspine

All-Time Series: WVU leads 2-1

In Morgantown: WVU leads 2-0 (Dec 1, 2012 – WVU wins 59-10)

In Lawrence, Kansas: KU leads 1-0 (Nov 16, 2013 – KU wins 31-19)

Television Coverage: Fox Sports Net

Announcers: Mark Followill and Brian Baldinger with Lesley McCaslin reporting from the sideline

Radio Coverage: WZST 100.9 FM and the Mountaineers Sports Network From IMG

Announcers: Tony Caridi and Dwight Wallace with Jed Drenning reporting from the sideline

Streaming Audio: http://wvu.leanplayer.com/

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 138, XM Channel 200

Odds: WVU -28 According To Bovada Online Sportsbook

The Mountaineers offense hopes to continue their high-octaine attack as they have scored in every quarter of every game this season and 150 points total. Over their first four games, they have had 20 offensive first downs in every contest.

Clint Trickett leads the Big 12 Conference with 1,600 passing yards as he has completed 126 of 175 passes, nine touchdowns, and three interceptions. The redshirt senior quarterback also has contributed one rushing touchdown.

The Jayhawk defenders will have their hands full with senior wide receivers Kevin White as he leads the Big 12 with 42 catches for 633 yards and three touchdowns while teammate Mario Alford has hauled 28 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns.

Redshirt sophomore running back Rushel Shell is sixth in the Big 12 in rushing with 267 yards on 66 attempts and three touchdowns in four games.

The Mountaineers defense has allowed only one team to score on its opening drive this season, allowing Alabama a field goal, and has yet to allow a touchdown on an opening drive of a game.

Karl Joseph leads the squad with 22 solo tackles and 37 total stops. The junior safety and senior linebacker Brandon Golson have started every game of their careers.

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Last week, Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger relieved head coach Charlie Weis of his duties four games into his third season leading the Jayhawks. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen has been elevated to interim coach. Bowen is just the second interim head coach in program history. the first one being Tom Hayes who finished out the final three games of the 2001 season.

Montell Cozart has been under center for all four games and has completed 58 of 115 passes for 651 yards, five touchdowns, and seven interceptions. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore quarterback’s favorite target has been senior wide receiver Nick Harwell, who has 14 receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Leading the ground attack are running backs, junior De’Andre Mann with 52 rushing attempts and 300 yards and freshman Corey Avery with 54 carries for 255 yards and one touchdown.

While sophomore placekicker Matthew Wyman is 7 for 7 in his extra point attempts, he is just 4 for 8 on field goal attempts this season.

Senior linebacker Ben Heeney leads the Kansas defense with 27 solo tackles and 16 assisted stops for a total of 43 tackles.

Other Jayhawk defenders to keep an eye on include senior cornerback Dexter McDonald, who has two interceptions while senior linebacker Michael Reynolds checks in with two sacks this season.

West Virginia hits the road next week to Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock to take on the Texas Tech University Red Raiders (2-2). Kick off is set for 12 noon ET and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.