Despite the score West Virginia put up a hell of a fight against Texas. Eventually the defense gave way and West Virginia couldn’t overcome the Austin Kendall turnovers.
This week brings another challenge in Iowa State. Last season had the potential to be the best in years but they were knocked off course by Iowa State 30-14. But this season bring us a new opportunity for West Virginia to impress the college football fans.
Iowa State was expected to be one of the best teams in the Big 12 this season with Matt Campbell at the helm. But Brock Purdy has struggled to really get going with most of his weapons off to the NFL from last season. Saying Iowa State has been up and down in 2019 would be an understatement.
The Cyclones almost lost to Northern Iowa, lost a heart breaker to Iowa, dismantled UL Monroe, lost to Baylor and then destroyed TCU. You never know what Iowa State team you’re going to get.
However, West Virginia seems to be really starting to click under Neal Brown and they get Iowa State in Morgantown. As much as I have talked about West Virginia having a QB issue, Kendall can win some games. The offense doesn’t have a ton of talent but the defense has been impressive while the offense figures it out.
The Mountaineers also have the benefit of everyone writing them off. West Virginia is in a known rebuild but they have been competitive quicker than anyone believed they would be. Despite the solid performances, the narrative is still West Virginia isn’t a good team. While they are still two years away, this team is going to steal a win or two this year.
Iowa State may be too much for West Virginia to handle as they roll into Morgantown. But this is shaping up for a major upset for West Virginia. Iowa State is playing away from home and coming off a big win against TCU. Neal Brown has this team playing better weekly and it is a matter of time before they land a big upset.
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