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Who's the Biggest Test for the West Virginia Mountaineers at This Point?

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after a touchdown in the first half against the Marshall Thundering Herd during the game on September 1, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Amit BatraCorrespondent IIISeptember 10, 2012

The first two weeks of college football are complete.  The Big 12 Conference has seen some up-and-down performances to this point in time, but it has still seen lots of points.

In West Virginia's win over Marshall on Sept. 1, the Mountaineers racked up more than 600 yards and one point less than the Orange Bowl spectacle. 

In this past weekend's action, eight Big 12 teams were in action.  While the conference went 6-2, it did very well offensively.  The Big 12 outscored its opponents by an average score of 44-16.

There were some very impressive performances by the offenses to say the least.  Five of the eight teams put up at least 45 points.  While there was a 'shocker' in the Big 12 with Oklahoma State falling to Arizona, the rest of the conference looked solid.

Out of all the teams in the Big 12, Kansas State has looked the best up to this point.  While the game is in Morgantown, the Mountaineers must take this game very seriously.

The Wildcats were able to defeat a very average Miami (FL.) team at home.  They didn't just beat The U, however.  It was a complete rout.

The 52-13 win saw Kansas State's quarterback Collin Klein complete 9-of-11 passes for 210 yards, a touchdown and an interception.  He ran for three touchdowns and 71 yards on 22 carries. 

Klein looked like the complete package as a passer and a rusher for the Wildcats.  On the day, he had four touchdowns through the ground and air.  It was one of the most impressive performances in the conference thus far.

K-State dominated the line of scrimmage from start to finish.  A team coached by Bill Snyder will always be competitive, but the Wildcats looked as a top team in the Big 12 after Saturday's rout.

The team from Manhattan outrushed Miami 288-40.  The Wildcats also won the turnover battle 3-1. 

How about K-State's defense?  Senior defensive end Adam Davis had four tackles, including two sacks and two forced fumbles.  Senior linebacker Arthur Brown had 10 tackles and a sack against Miami. 

While WVU is a lot better than Miami, the Mountaineers still have one of their toughest battles at home against the Kansas State Wildcats come Oct. 20. 

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