West Virginia and Kansas State Series History
Kansas State vs. West Virginia
The Kansas State and West Virginia series has been dramatically one-sided since the Mountaineers joined the Big XII. Up until last season, the Mountaineers had not won a game against the Wildcats since the 1930s. Overall, The Mountaineers have a 2-5 record against Kansas State.
Here are two games that fans from both sides will remember.
October 20, 2012
The Mountaineers were coming off their first loss of the season against Texas Tech when these two teams met. Kansas State team – led by quarterback Collin Klein – was ranked fourth in the nation. Many media members felt the Mountaineers would allow the let down in Lubbock to carry over to Morgantown. It was pretty clear this was true at halftime when the Mountaineers trailed 31-7. Collin Klein rushed for four touchdowns and passed for another three scores, leading his team to a 55-14 win in Morgantown.
QB Collin Klein 19/21 for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns AND 12 carries for 41 yards and four touchdowns.
QB Geno Smith 21/32 for 143 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception
WR Tyler Lockett 9 catches for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns
October 1, 2016
Finally – a word that best describes the feeling after the Mountaineers finally beat Kansas State as a member of the Big 12. This game was not easy, however, as the Mountaineers had to come back from 13-point deficit to win. The Wildcats entered the third quarter leading 16-3 after 3 field goals and a Jesse Ertz touchdown. The Mountaineers would then lock it down on defense and go ahead 17-16 with a 1-yard touchdown and a 7-yard touchdown from Skyler Howard.
QB Jesse Ertz 10/30 for 166 yards and 1 interception
QB Skyler Howard 24/41 for 298 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 interception
RB Justin Crawford 18 carries for 104 yards with 1 touchdown
WR Shelton Gibson 3 catches for 102 yards