Matchup: West Virginia v Bowling Green
When: Saturday, 3:30p, Big East Network
Line: WVU -20.5
West Virginia Players to Watch:
Geno Smith, QB: 1471 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT
Tavon Austin, WR: 31 rec, 423 yards, 1 TD, 1 return TD
Stedman Bailey, WR: 23 rec, 344 yards, 3 TD
Ivan McCartney, WR: 23 rec, 270 yards, 2 TD
Darwin Cook, S: 28 total tackles, 1 INT, 1 PD
Bowling Green Players to Watch:
Matt Schilz, QB: 1169 yards, 14 TD, 4 INT
Anthon Samuel, RB: 428 rush yards, 3 TD
Eugene Cooper, WR: 21 rec, 374 yards, 6 TD
Kamar Jordan, WR: 26 rec, 266 yards, 4 TD
How will WVU respond after the LSU loss? The first loss for the Mountaineers hopefully doesn't become a letdown. Dana Holrosen will certainly be rallying his boys quickly to get ready for a talented Bowling Green team. In fact, it might be better to have the conference talk muted and ESPN long gone. Time to get back to the basics of football, and football only.
Limiting mistakes has to be a focus this week. Too many eventually were the downfall last week. This team needs to limit turnovers and learn how to tackle. Both seem to come from a lack of focus, somthing the coaches are probably all over. This team will win a lot of games if they can just get more discpline.
Special Teams are a disaster...again. It's like a broken record. Why does this team struggle with covereage every year? Through four games, WVU has already allowed a heap of yardage and two touchdowns. Top add insult to injury, the team is also dead last in net punting. This needs to turn around, and turn around quickly.
Will this be the week where the running game busts out? Seems to be a good possibility. Dustin Garrison was solid in the second half against LSU, and now teams have to respect the pass. If the Mountaineers can get the ground game up to par, this offense may never slow down.