WVU Sports with Tom Bragg

PREGAME: No. 6 WVU at Iowa State

It’s a gorgeous evening for football here in Iowa.

A few notes here to get everyone set for No. 6 West Virginia’s game here in Ames against Iowa State tonight.

  • All-American running back David Montgomery missed last week’s game for ISU, but is listed as a starter today.
  • WVU lists four running backs — Leddie Brown, Kennedy McKoy, Martell Pettaway and Alec Sinkfield — as possible starters, which is in line with how the Mountaineers have used the back this season. Whoever ends up being the starter, expect to see the others on the field as well. If Sinkfield gets in the game, it’ll be his first action since a September win against Youngstown State in Morgantown.
  • Tonight’s game will be the first start for Iowa State freshman quarterback Brock Purdy.
  • Your offensive line starters for WVU are: LT – Cajuste; LG – Josh Sills; C – Matt Jones; RG – Chase Behrndt OR Joe Brown; RT – Colton McKivitz.
  • The wind is whipping pretty hard here right now from my right to left toward the open end of Jack Trice Stadium.

Here are the rest of the listed starters for both teams: 

 

LINKS:

Keeping Iowa State off the QB a key for No. 6 WVU on Saturday

Mountaineers prepare for suddenly-hot Iowa State offense

Column: WVU QB Will Grier aims to learn from mistakes made against Kansas

Monday notebook: Multiple QBs, keeping Grier safe and praise for WVU’s defense

Big 12 notebook: Texas tries to move on from big win; Oklahoma fires defensive coordinator Mike Stoops.