Coming off a two game win streak, the West Virginia Mountaineers have a big game against Texas this Saturday. Neal brown is looking to make a statement at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. West Virginia was able to produce an impressive win over Virginia Tech last week, and coach Neal Brown was able to create some hope for the team and Mountaineer fans. With a rocky start to the season and a close loss to a talented Kansas team, Mountaineer fans are eager to see WVU continue to win.
JT Daniels has been able to bring a confidence to the quarterback position that the Mountaineers have been lacking since Will Grier. Bryce Ford-Wheaton has been a stud for the West Virginia offense this season, becoming a threat early in the season has taken the opposing defenses attention away from other receivers. Averaging 11.8 yards per reception, Ford-Wheaton can shape up to be one of the best receivers in the Big 12. Having a dominant receiving core also creates many openings for the run game. CJ Donaldson has averaged 7.3 yards per carry and has 6 touchdowns on the year. Listed as a tight end, Donaldson has been able to use his size and speed to run through his opponents. If the Mountaineer offense can stay disciplined, they can be a major threat to the Texas defense. Protecting JT Daniels is the key to a dominant Mountaineer offense.
West Virginia at Texas
Coming off a close loss to Texas Tech, the Longhorns look to make a statement against West Virginia. Texas coach Steve Sarkisian has made it clear he hasn’t declared a starting quarterback for the game against the Mountaineers. Sarkisian didn’t declare a starter against Texas Tech until the day of the game. The Longhorns have been close to major success this season, losing to Alabama by 1 point. Texas has been dominant running the ball this season, the Mountaineers will be tested to keep limiting the run game on defense. West Virginia has been able to keep their opponents to under 100 rushing yards in 3 games this season. If the Mountaineers can limit the passing game, they can be a top tier defense. Like the offense, if the Mountaineer defense can stay disciplined they have a chance to prove themselves as a dominant team.
Lets Go Mountaineers
Both teams are coming into this game with a record of 2 wins and 2 losses. The West Virginia fan base has high expectations for Neal Brown and the team this week. The game at Texas has a chance to launch Mountaineer momentum in the right direction and bring back hope for the WVU fans. Mountaineer fans will be throwing horns down at the screen as West Virginia takes on Texas this Saturday.
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