Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/8/12
How long has it been since West Virginia played Oklahoma State? Let me put it this way, the star running back for the Cowboys was Thurman Thomas, now in the NFL Hall of Fame.Their last meeting was twenty-five years ago, in the 1987 Sun Bowl, and it was a doozy. That Bowl game was Thomas' last as a college football player, and he was the reason Oklahoma State won the game 35-33. Thomas amassed 157 yards on the ground, plus four touchdowns. He would have gained more yards, but a pesky backup, some guy named Barry Sanders, took some carries too.Oklahoma State's quarterback had a decent game as well, completing 12 of 18 passes for 161 yards and a score. His name? Mike Gundy.Gundy is now the coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This Saturday's game is giving him a distant sense of deja vu, except he's coaching, not playing. Gunday's deja vu extends to his starting running back, Joseph Randle, as well. People have been buzzing lately about how similar he is to Thurman Thomas.West Virginia...
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