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No Big 12 team has figured out a way to crack West Virginia’s defense this season. Three have tried. All three have failed to score 20 points. The Mountaineers’ next foe, Oklahoma State, might have the goods to get the job done.

The key to the Cowboys pulling off an upset of the No. 10 ranked Mountaineers on Saturday in Stillwater is a freshman ready for the national spotlight: Justice Hill.

The rookie running back is the No. 3 rusher in Big 12 conference play behind Texas’ D’Onta Foreman and Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon. He’s getting 119 yards per game in his first foray in league play, with three 100-yard performances and a touchdown in each of his past four games.

That 119 per game puts him on pace for a 1,100-yard debut season, a possibility made even more impressive by the fact he had a light non-conference workload of just 24 carries over three games. Establishing him and the Pokes’ run game early against West Virginia would be a smart move.

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