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 Iowa State Cyclones.
2 -- The versatileCharles Sims, who starts at running back for WVU, could finish on a pair of impressive lists this Saturday in his final collegiate game. Sims is all but guaranteed to finish with the second-most receiving yards by a running back in school history behind Jim Braxton's 565. Sims has 371. Sims also needs 131 all-purpose yards to crack the top 15 best single seasons in WVU history.
4-- Winning the turnover margin hasn't guaranteed the Mountaineers much under Dana Holgorsen, but losing that battle hasn't turned out well. WVU has lost all four games in which it lost the turnover battle this season, and the streak is six games overall dating back to 2012. The last time WVU won when losing the turnover battle: at Texas last season, when the Mountaineers were minus-1.
5 -- The Mountaineers have won five consecutive Senior Day games dating back to 2007. The last time WVU lost on its seniors' final home game was Nov. 28, 2007 - a 13-9 loss to Pittsburgh that spoiled West Virginia's national championship game aspirations. Overall, WVU has won seven of its last eight home finales.
6 -- The number of coaches at WVU to lose 13 or more games in a two-season span is a short one. Dana Holgorsen has 13 losses with this Saturday's game left. Don Nehlen lost 13 games in 1986-97. Frank Cignetti pulled off the feat twice. Gene Corum lost 14 games in his first two seasons, and Art Lewis lost 13 in his first two at the helm. Overall, a coach has lost 13 or more games in a two-season span just six times in program history.
11 -- The Mountaineers need to hold Iowa State to 11 or fewer points to avoid allowing 30 points per game in consecutive seasons. Allowing 30 points in back-to-back seasons has never happened in the history of WVU's football program. The team allowed 38.1 points last season and carries a 31.6 average into Saturday's game against Iowa State.
12 -- The bowl streak is over for the Mountaineers. Last Saturday's loss at Kansas eliminated WVU from bowl contention. This is the first time in a dozen seasons that West Virginia failed to become bowl eligible. The last time it happened was 2001, Rich Rodriguez's inaugural season.
14.1-- West Virginia has averaged 14.1 more points per game this season at Mountaineer Field than in road or neutral site games. WVU is sixth in the Big 12 with a 32.4 points per game average at home, but the Mountaineers average just 18.3 points per game in road or neutral site games.
14.5-- Another WVU senior who closes out his career Saturday is Will Clarke. The defensive lineman ranks second in the Big 12 with 14.5 tackles for loss, behind only Kansas State's Ryan Mueller (17 tackles for a loss). Eleven of Clarke's TFL have come on the road.
54 -- Charles Sims, WVU's senior running back, needs 54 rushing yards against Iowa State to eclipse 1,000 for the season. The Houston transfer has a career-high 946 yards this season, and has increased his rushing total in all four years of college. Sims' 184 carries this season also stands as a career high.
37k -- It has been 12 seasons since West Virginia missed a bowl game, so this is the first time since 2001 that the Mountaineers enter its Senior Day with a losing record. In 2001, 37,120 fans showed up for the home finale - a 17-14 loss to Temple.