2020 Record: 6-4
5 ⭐ ………. 0
4 ⭐………. 3
3 ⭐………. 13
The Mountaineers rode one of the best Ds in the country to a winning record in 2020…. 160 passing yards per game. That’s what they gave up… in the Big 12. That’s the definition of “Lights out”. The offense was…. meh. They didn’t cost them any games, but they damn sure didn’t help much.
West Virginia isn’t going to be a real threat in the Big 12, but they may surprise a few teams. The D got hit pretty hard with outgoing transfers, but it will still be one of the best in the conference. The offense just needs to be better than average. The running game will be solid, but QB Jarrett Doege needs to stand out if they’re going anywhere.
If Things Go Well
If the Mountaineers can start 3-0, knocking off Maryland and Va Tech, and carry some momentum into conference play, and give Oklahoma a fight… which, with this D, they could… and the O steps it up… no one’s going to mistake them for contenders, but an upset or two could see them playing in a New Year’s game.
If They Don’t
If the D does take a step back, and the offense doesn’t improve, the schedule suddenly looks a whole lot less promising.
West Virginia is prime example of what’s going on in college football in 2021. With the experience they’ve got coming back… even with those transfer losses, they would at least be in the talk for a conference championship appearance. But in 2021… everyone’s loaded. They’ll be a better team, but the record probably won’t show it.
West Virginia Mountaineers Football Schedule 2021
|at Maryland Terrapins||BUY TICKETS|
|LIU Sharks||BUY TICKETS|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||BUY TICKETS|
|at Oklahoma Sooners||BUY TICKETS|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||BUY TICKETS|
|at Baylor Bears||BUY TICKETS|
|at TCU Horned Frogs||BUY TICKETS|
|Iowa State Cyclones||BUY TICKETS|
|Oklahoma State Cowboys||BUY TICKETS|
|at Kansas State Wildcats||BUY TICKETS|
|Texas Longhorns||BUY TICKETS|
|at Kansas Jayhawks||BUY TICKETS|
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