Despite not playing a full 10-game season, the West Virginia Mountaineers have officially reached bowl week as they face Army in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, on New Year’s Eve.
As abnormal as the 2020 season has been, the Mountaineers look forward to the future with 15 new prospects signing letters of intent on Early Signing Day. Dec. 16-19 is the first opportunity for players sign and lock in the next chapter of their athletic careers.
The West Virginia football team took a big hit in a 42-6 loss to No. 9 Iowa State Saturday. In the loss, the Mountaineers were unable to score until a field goal in the fourth quarter while already trailing 35-0.
Following a three-week break, the West Virginia Mountaineers returned to the field and probably wish they hadn’t as they were dominated by the No. 9 Iowa State Cyclones, 42-6, on Saturday evening.
The West Virginia football team is coming off a long break after their previous game against Oklahoma was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within Oklahoma’s program. The Mountaineers have not played a game of football since a 24-6 win against TCU on Nov. 14.
West Virginia vs. No. 9 Iowa State
As rumors have been going around college football on who will take over the South Carolina football head coaching job, WVU head coach Neal Brown’s name has popped up as a potential candidate.
The West Virginia Mountaineers were preparing to host the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday night, but that game has been postponed due to Oklahoma being unable to meet certain COVID-19 thresholds.
For the early part of the 2020 season, the West Virginia pass offense was a work in progress with receivers failing to find consistency.
No. 11 Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
No. 9 Indiana vs. No. 3 Ohio State
The West Virginia defense has had many players step up and make superstar plays throughout the year. One player that has received recognition during the 2020 season is sophomore spear linebacker Tykee Smith.
The West Virginia Mountaineers bounced back in a big way when they faced TCU on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, winning by a final score of 24-6 to earn their fifth win of the year.
The West Virginia football team will be preparing for a bounce back performance after a tough loss to the Texas Longhorns last weekend on the road.
For the majority of the 2020 season, redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Esdale has had a quiet season. That was until his recent breakout performance against No. 22 Texas last Saturday.
TCU vs. West Virginia
For the 2020 college football season, the identity of the West Virginia offense has been the rushing attack.
West Virginia vs. No. 22 Texas
In 2019, West Virginia struggled to find consistency at the quarterback position, but that has not been the case this season with quarterback Jarret Doege starting every game so far and statistically performing in the top half of the Big 12.
Coming off one of the most complete performances of the season last week against No. 16 Kansas State, West Virginia will look to build the momentum with a tough road test against No. 22 Texas.
On Saturday afternoon, the West Virginia football team made a statement when it welcomed the No. 16 Kansas State Wildcats into Milan Puskar Stadium.
It was a pure beatdown by West Virginia for its first victory over a top-25 opponent in a 37-10 win over No. 16 Kansas State on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.
No. 16 Kansas State vs. West Virginia
With many receivers struggling to get their hands on the football Saturday against Texas Tech, sophomore wide receiver Winston Wright Jr. had a career-high in receptions during the 34-27 loss.
The West Virginia University football program took a step back last weekend when it dropped a close game to a struggling Texas Tech team, and it eyes a return to the win column when No. 16 Kansas State comes to Morgantown looking to stay unbeaten in conference play.
West Virginia struggled with more mental errors and a lack of defensive success against Texas Tech in a 34-27 loss on Saturday evening.
The West Virginia football team traveled to Lubbock, Texas and dropped a tight game, 34-27 on Saturday evening.
Even in 2020, the loss that then-No.5 West Virginia suffered in its inaugural Big 12 season in 2012 against Texas Tech still looms large over the program.
It’s no secret that the West Virginia defense has played outstanding through four games this season and currently sits alone at the top in the nation.
West Virginia vs. Texas Tech
It was a 38-17 rout for West Virginia on Saturday against Kansas thanks to a magnificent defensive performance. Now, the Mountaineers turn to face the conference foe that sits just above the lackluster Kansas: the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
In the first three games of the season, the Mountaineer defense has needed to carry the load in order for WVU to start the season 2-1. In the fourth game of the year against Kansas, the defense showed up again in a big way.
Junior running back Leddie Brown finished with a career-high 195 yards as West Virginia rolled over Kansas, 38-17 on Saturday.
Kansas vs. West Virginia
In Neal Brown’s first year at the helm of West Virginia football in 2019, the rushing offense only averaged 73 yards per game for the season. Now in his second season, the Mountaineers are averaging 177 yards per game as a team with junior running back Leddie Brown averaging 106 yards by himself.
The West Virginia University football team is coming off a tough double overtime victory against Baylor on Saturday and will now have two weeks to prepare for its next opponent during another open weekend.
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