Oklahoma State Football: 3 takeaways from win over West Virginia in Week 13

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Oklahoma State football didn’t look like a team fighting to stay in the playoff rankings, but the Cowboys picked up a big win over West Virginia.

Oklahoma State Cowboys
West Virginia Mountaineers

Things weren’t looking good for Oklahoma State by halftime on Saturday afternoon against West Virginia, but the hosting Mountaineers could only muster a field goal in the second half as Cowboys held on for a 20-13 victory.

West Virginia’s Jarret Doege had a heck of a breakout game for the Mountaineers and it looks like this program has its quarterback of the future.

In the end, though, Dru Brown and the Cowboys’ offense did just enough to give them their eighth win of the regular season, holding on to a spot in the playoff rankings.

What’d we learn from the Cowboys’ tight win?

3. Dillon Stoner continues to impress

In the absence of Tylan Wallace who has been ruled out for the season, Dillon Stoner was tasked with stepping up as the team’s No. 1 receiver, and he’s done just that.

The junior had 33 catches for 475 yards and four touchdowns coming into this one, and eight of those receptions for 243 yards and all four scores came in the two weeks without Wallace. He has looked like a guy who can be trusted to make the difficult catches or if the offense needs 10 yards on third-and-long, he can get you 11. He’s as sure-handed as they come.

That continued against West Virginia on Saturday with a new quarterback in place. Even though he developed a strong connection with a now-injured Spencer Sanders, it continued with Dru Brown running the show. He caught eight passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Stoner helped Brown acclimate to the starting job this week and he’s been a steady contributor in Wallace’s absence.

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