MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) -- There is a lot riding on its last two games of the regular season as West Virginia University faces Oklahoma State this weekend.
During a news conference Tuesday, Mountaineers Head Coach Dana Holgorsen talked about his team’s upcoming game with the Cowboys. Video of the news conference is below:
"I always like traveling to Stillwater," Holgorsen said. "It's as good of a college environment and facility that exists in college football."
Holgorsen said the Cowboys, which have an even record, are used to winning 10 games per year, but this year the ball hasn't bounced Oklahoma State's way. He said the school's program has put $500 million into facilities and recruits at the very highest level. He expects a tough challenge when the Mountaineers play the away game.
"They have really, really good football players," Holgorsen said of Oklahoma State. "We will have as hard of a task as we've had all year."
WVU is 8-1 and ranked No. 7 in The Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls. With a Big 12 championship on the line, the Mountaineers’ last two regular season games are with Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, 9-1 and ranked at No. 6 in both polls, just ahead of WVU.
Coming into the game, the Mountaineers are playing strong with only one blemish, the loss to Iowa State, on the team’s record. WVU defeated TCU, 47-10, this past weekend.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State is 5-5, but proved what a dangerous opponent it is by losing to Oklahoma this past weekend on a failed two-point conversion near the end of the contest, 48-47.
Kickoff for the WVU-Oklahoma State game is 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.