West Virginia vs Iowa State : Brock Purdy’s big performance last Saturday earned Iowa State’s true freshman quarterback the right to start this Saturday’s 6 p.m. game against sixth-ranked West Virginia at Jack Trice Stadium.That’s if Kyle Kempt still isn’t healthy enough to play.
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West Virginia vs Iowa State
Date : Saturday, October 13
Time : 7:00 Pm Et
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Coach Matt Campbell said Monday that “we’re waiting to see where Kyle’s at. Kyle was able to practice a little on Sunday.“If Kyle wouldn’t be ready to go, you would see Brock start. It’s a little unsettled.”
Purdy was just short of spectacular while leading the Cyclones to a 48-42 victory against then-No. 21 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
After replacing Zeb Noland on the second possession, Purdy went on to complete 18 of 23 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Iowa State’s first Big 12 Conference win. The 18-year-old had 84 more yards on the ground and a touchdown on 19 rushes.
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I think that this game will go better for the Mountaineers than most people would expect. After a rough week with four turnovers, I think Will Grier will bounce back and lead WVU to win by double digits on the road in a tough environment.
This is going to be a tough, weird game. I think this game puts Grier back in the Heisman talk. Last season, West Virginia lost two games 31-24 when it failed to produce a game-tying drive. That doesn’t happen this year as Grier throws a go-ahead touchdown to David Sills and then Kenny Bigelow and David Long stifle Brock Purdy on his two-minute drill.
West Virginia has faced a true road test in Lubbock and passed, but Ames is a special place where magic is real. I think that last week was more of a Turnover Luck abberation than it was the start of a trend. Will Grier bounces back (from a 350 yard/4 TD day) and cleans up the sloppiness as West Virginia picks up a hard fought road win.
If there’s one thing everyone should know about Iowa State, it’s that they’re always better than their record indicates. Combine that with the fact that this is a night game in Ames in which the Cyclones are breaking out new uniforms, and the Mountaineers should be on high alert.
This game will likely be the toughest test we face outside of Texas and Oklahoma. Look for this one to stay close late into the game until Will Grier’s elite-ness just becomes too much for Iowa State to handle.