Why WVU’s Defense Will Keep Them Competitive

The Mountaineer defense has been a huge bright spot this season.
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Get shut out by Maryland one week, beat the preseason Big 12 favorite the next.

Go figure, but such is the life for West Virginia these days.

The Mountaineers leaned heavily on their defense to stun No. 11 Oklahoma State on Saturday, 30-21. The Cowboys were a 21-point favorite heading into the game, according to VegasInsider.com, but the OSU offense never got into a rhythm

It wasn’t like Oklahoma State didn’t have their chances. The Pokes had 19 offensive possessions Saturday, but only three ended in points. Five resulted in three-and-outs, another three in turnovers, two in missed field goals and one ended on downs. In all, the Mountaineers defense forced 10 punts and allowed just three drives to go over six plays.