Mountaineers upset No. 24 Wildcats, 24-20, in Kansas

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The West Virginia Mountaineers upset No. 24 Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday. The Mountaineers won 24-20 over the Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.

With Mountaineers improved to 4-6 under first-year head coach Neal Brown. West Virginia picked up its second conference win, as the team is now 2-5 in the Big 12 Conference.

West Virginia wide receiver George Campbell caught a reception against the Kansas State Wildcats
George Campbell caught a reception against the Kansas State Wildcats (Photo by the West Virginia Athletic Department)

The Wildcats fell to 6-4 with the loss under first-year head coach Chris Klieman. They are now 3-4 in conference play.

Despite the loss, Kansas State is Bowl eligible with the six wins.

This was only the 10th meeting between the two schools.

West Virginia has now won four straight games over Kansas State. Those wins have come in 2016, 2017, 2018, and now 2019.

The last loss in the series by the Mountaineers came in a 24-23 loss on Dec. 5, 2015.

Mountaineers quarterback Jarret Doege went 20 of 30 for 234 yards. He also had three touchdown passes.

Leddie Brown had 13 carries for 62 yards, while Kennedy McKoy had 12 carries for 41 yards.

George Campbell had five receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown, while Bryce Wheaton had a 50-yard touchdown reception. Isaiah Esdale had five receptions for 34 yards, and Ali Jennings had three receptions for 31 yards.

Wildcats quarterback Skylar Thompson went 24 of 39 for 299 yards. He had one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

James Gilbert had 13 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown.

Dalton Schoen had two receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. Philip Brooks had four receptions for 63 yards, while Landry Weber had two receptions for 50 yards.

West Virginia outscored Kansas State 10-7 in the second half. Doege hit Wheaton for a 50-yard touchdown reception. Casey Legg also made a 51-yard field goal.

Wildcats’ Gilbert had a three-yard rushing touchdown.

The Mountaineers led 14-13 at halftime. Doege hit Campbell for a 19-yard touchdown reception. The two also connected again, as Doege hit Campbell for a 15-yard touchdown reception.

Thompson hit Schoen for a 68-yard touchdown reception for the Wildcats. Blake Lynch made two field goals, including a 22-yard field goal and a 33-yard field goal.

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