Oklahoma State's special teams were terrible in front of former special teams coach Joe Deforest who is now coaching at WVU. The formerly flawless punter shanked several punts putting the defense in several holes. OSU Quarterback J.W. Walsh regressed throwing two interceptions and completing less than 50% of his passes. OSU backup Quarterback Clint Chelf did not play.
Kansas State was on a bye last week and also faced a desperate team in Texas. Teas much like WVU played like a different team. They had their starting quarterback David Ash back and the Texas defense stepped up to stop Kansas State's running attack. Kansas State stuck with the predictable plan of QB Jake Waters throwing passes and QB Daniel Sams relegated to running.