West Virginia football returns to Morgantown for the final game in 2019. Can Neal Brown add another Top 25 win to his resume?
After traveling to Manhattan and defeating the up-and-coming Kansas State Wildcats in a game that went down to the wire, Neal Brown and the WVU football team look to build on their recent successes and inch another game closer to bowl eligibility. Winning six will put them there, but even getting to five would be exceptional given where the Mountaineers were just two weeks ago — in the midst of a five-game losing streak.
Defeating the Wildcats notched the first Top 25 win for Neal Brown at West Virginia, and he’ll get an opportunity to add another when the Cowboys visit on Nov. 23. It took four tries to get the first, having lost to No. 11 Texas, No. 5 Oklahoma, and No. 12 Baylor, but will now be able to add his second in as many weeks.
Brown’s finally found his quarterback of the future in Bowling Green State transfer Jarret Doege, who passed for 234 yards and three scores in his first start as a Mountaineer. In front of 60,000 maniacs in Morgantown, many wil be expecting a similar performance. As long as the end result is the same, though, Mountaineer Nation will be happy.
Defensive coordinator Vic Koenning has his unit playing at an exceptionally high level, too. The Stills brothers, Dante and Darius, are no longer an unknown, combining for 22 tackles for loss and 13 sacks on the season, but it’s The Other Guys who’ve stepped up in recent weeks that have made all the difference. If the stars continue to shine, will the Allen Gamble’s and Terry Hoitz’s of the team be able to keep up their dominance?
We’ve got three bold predictions for West Virginia in one final home stand at Milan Puskar Stadium in 2019.