Around the Big 12: Week 7

19 Oct By
Running back Leddie Brown led the West Virginia offense Saturday, rushing for 195 and a score in WVU's 38-17 victory over Kansas (image courtesy of wvusports.com).

West Virginia 38, Kansas 17
Leddie Brown rushed for 195 yards and one touchdown Saturday to push West Virginia past Kansas in Morgantown, W.Va. 

Andrew Parchment led the Jayhawks in defeat with 65 receiving yards and a score, which served as Kansas’s lone offensive touchdown early in the first quarter. 

Notably, the largest takeaway from this contest was what didn’t happen, rather than what did. Kansas head coach Les Miles did not travel with the team to West Virginia after testing positive Oct. 8 for Covid-19. The team announced Miles was cleared to travel but elected against it for personal reasons.

The win moved the Mountaineers to 3-1 while Kansas fell to 0-4. West Virginia will travel to Lubbock next week for a date with Texas Tech, while Kansas will play in-state rival Kansas State. 

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Oklahoma State, Baylor: postponed
Baylor announced 28 active Covid-19 cases within its football players this week, forcing its game against Oklahoma State to be postponed. 

Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades said the university likely will trace back the outbreak to its previous game against West Virginia the week before. Rhoades indicated there was a “false negative” from someone on the team plane and it spread throughout the traveling party. 

There were also 14 athletic department staffers related to the football team who tested positive Monday. Thirty-two more staffers in the athletic department office tested positive, with 29 showing symptoms, according to university’s released data. 

Baylor, 1-1, is expected to travel to Austin next week to play Texas. Oklahoma State, 3-0, will go on the road to Ames to play Iowa State.