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Cowboys Stumble In First Conference Game

The debate is over as to whether it was Baylor or Oklahoma State with the Big Twelve's most potent offense. West Virginia, who entered today's game with a 2-2 record, held Oklahoma State to 21 points and forced three turnovers in a 30-21 upset win over the Cowboys.

O-State quarterback J.W. Walsh was 20/47 for 322 yards but was also responsible for two of the Cowboys' three turnovers. Even more harmful for OSU was the team average of 2.8 rushing yards per carry.

Equally impressive for the Mountaineers was their offensive performance. The Mountaineers came into the game averaging just 18 points per game, and were shutout by Maryland last week, but were able to put 23 points on the board against OSU. A defensive score in the first quarter got West Virginia on the board with their first touchdown and then the offense was able to get going after that to complete the win.

Clint Trickett became the third quarterback to start for the Mountaineers this season. He passed for 309 yards and a score in the win but also had two interceptions and ended up leaving the game early with an injury.