West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Kansas State Wildcats GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


This week it is the final home game of the season, and as we celebrate the Seniors on Thursday, West Virginia hosts Big 12 opponent, the Kansas State University Wildcats in Morgantown.

The Mountaineers (6-4, 4-3 Big 12), are looking to snap a two-game losing streak. WVU lost on the road two weeks ago to the University of Texas Longhorns 33-16. They are 35-31-3 all-time in Thursday contests.

Kansas State (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) wants to pick up their seventh conference victory on Thursday evening. The Wildcats are coming off a 41-20 loss last week to the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in Fort Worth.

When: Thursday, Nov. 20

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.

Site: Milan Puskar Stadium

Playing Surface: Field Turf

All-Time Series: K-State leads 3-1

In Morgantown: K-State leads 2-1 (Oct. 20, 2012 – K-State wins 55-14)

In Manhattan: K-State leads 1-0 (Oct. 26, 2013 – K-State wins 35-12)

At Neutral Site: 0-0

Television Coverage: FOX Sports 1

Announcers: Tim Brando and Joel Klatt

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: WVU Audio Player

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 117, XM Channel 202

Live Stats: WVUSports.com

Odds: WVU -2 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 58.

Weather Channel Online: Partly Cloudy with a low of 20 and a 20 percent chance of snow.

This year’s seniors can take pride in the fact that by getting to six victories this season, West Viginia has now qualified to participate in its 33rd bowl game in school history.

The Kansas State defense will have their work cut out for them as coach Dana Holgorsen’s squad set a school record this season by scoring 30 or more points in eight straight games.

WVU’s Clint Trickett is third in the nation with a conference-high 3,173 passing yards. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound senior signal caller has completed 269 of 394 passes with eight interceptions and 18 touchdowns.

The Old Gold and Blue has three players with more than 400 rushing yards in sophomore Wendell Smallwood with 585 yards and two touchdowns; redshirt sophomore Rushel Shell with 560 yards and six touchdowns; senior Dreamius Smith with 411 yards and five touchdowns.

The Wildcats are currently tied with Baylor for second place in the Big 12, and can move into a first-place tie with idle Texas Christian University with a victory over the Mountaineers.

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The Kansas State offense is led by senior Jake Waters, who has completed 166 of 261 passes for 2,169 yards, four interceptions, and 13 touchdowns in nine games. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound signal caller ranks second in the Big 12 among quarterbacks with 45.1 rushing yards per game.

Waters favorite targets are senior wide receivers Tyler Lockett, who has 60 receptions for 878 yards and six touchdowns while Curry Sexton has hauled 53 passes for 723 yards and four touchdowns.

The Kansas State defense is led by senior linebacker Jonathan Truman, who has 54 solo tackles and has assisted on 31 additional stops for a total of 85. The Burlsworth Award semifinalist, a national honor bestowed on the player who began his career as a walk-on, also has a fumble recovery.

Up Next: West Virginia finishes their season on the road as they visit Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 to take on the Iowa State University Cyclones (2-7, 0-6 Big 12). Kick-off is set for Noon ET and it will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.