Running backs coach JaJuan Seider was visibly upset with the outcome of this game. He pulled no punches in talking with the media, saying West Virginia was the better team and there was no excuse why it could not come into Manhattan and win this game. Watch him break down the game in the video above.
When asked about the work load for running back Wendell Smallwood, Seider said he could not have done much more in this game. He was on the field for most of the second half, and Seider said he felt he did enough in this game to carry his team to a win.
Above, running back Wendell Smallwood talks about his performance against the Wildcats. Smallwood, who carried the ball 25 times for 144 yards and a touchdown, said he felt fine health-wise after the game and that he could have handled more carries in this game. Smallwood finished nine yards short of the Big 12 rushing title for the regular season, finishing second behind Texas Tech's Deandre Washington.
Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson was among the disappointed Mountaineers to talk to the media after the game. Above, he talks about the let down of finishing the season with a loss, and talks about how proud he was of his defense's effort against K-State, especially the performance put forth by senior linebackers Nick Kwiatkoski and Jared Barber.