Note: This feature appears in Mountaineer Gameday in Friday editions of the Charleston Daily Mail and Charleston Gazette. Daily Mail Sports Editor Chuck McGill provides numbers and nuggets for West Virginia University's football game. This week, he breaks down Saturday's matchup between the Mountaineers and the Kansas Jayhawks.
2 -- Getting consecutive road wins in the Big 12 is tough. West Virginia is 3-5 as the visitors since joining its new league before the 2012 season. The Mountaineers haven't won back-to-back conference road games since, but they have the opportunity this Saturday after taking down TCU in overtime on their last road trip.
4 -- There are four quarters in a football game and Kansas hasn't been able to control any of them. For the season, the Jayhawks have been outscored in every quarter, home and away, although they trail their opponents just 40-39 in the fourth quarter of home games.
7 -- The Mountaineers' seven-game run as the underdog - the longest such streak in program history (records date to 1985) - is over. WVU is about a touchdown favorite over struggling Kansas this Saturday.
That is good news for fans of the Mountaineers. WVU has won four consecutive regular-season games as the favorite.
8 -- The WVU defense might catch a small break this weekend. The Jayhawks have failed to score 20 points in eight consecutive games. That is not the longest drought in KU's football history, though. Kansas failed to score 20 points in 13 consecutive games in 1986-87. The last seven opponents have scored 20-plus points against West Virginia.
10 -- Kansas ranks last in the 10-team Big 12 in 10 categories: third down conversion percentage, fourth down conversion percentage, blocked punts allowed, completion percentage, first downs, passing offense, red zone offense, scoring offense, pass efficiency and total offense.
11 -- The Mountaineers have been to a bowl game in 11 consecutive seasons since Rich Rodriguez's inaugural campaign in Morgantown (3-8 in 2001). WVU needs to defeat Kansas this weekend and Iowa State in the regular-season finale to secure conditional bowl eligibility.