Before the start of the season, Oklahoma and West Virginia were being talked about as the top contenders in the Big 12. Their mid-November showdown in Morgantown is a game that true college football fans had circled on their calendar. Many thought that it would be a matchup that would decide the conference champion.
Obviously, things didn’t play out as expected. Neither team has lived up to its lofty preseason ranking.
After starting out 5-0, West Virginia has faltered in recent weeks, losing four straight. Oklahoma, on the other hand, saw its national championship hopes vanish following losses to Kansas State and Notre Dame.
While this game doesn’t have the importance that many were anticipating, it’s still a showdown that has the chance to be highly entertaining if both teams play to their potential.
These are two of the nation's most powerful offenses, averaging a combined 80 points per game, which means this game has the potential to turn into a high-scoring shootout.
There will certainly be plenty of elite talent on display on both sides. Here’s a look at the 10 players who will have the biggest effect on the game.