Mountaineer Football Prepares For Tough Slate

MORGANTOWN,WV—West Virginia Head football coach Neal Brown was pleased with Thursday’s practice  calling it a “spirited practice.” Brown had the team work on two minute end of game scenarios as well as opening half drives. He said the defense dominated 11 on 11 team workouts.

“We didn’t make good decisions in the two minute situations, which is not unexpected, but we’ve got to coach those, get them on tape and get those corrected,” he said. Brown began Thursday afternoon’s remarks singling out the play of the Mountaineer secondary. “I thought the secondary had a good day,” Brown said. 

Brown and his Mountaineers have one of the toughest opening games facing them on September 2 traveling to Penn State. According to reports The Nittany Lions are supposedly ranked in the top ten to start the season. Not only is Penn State perennially a tough team but to play them at their sold out stadium will be a daunting task. Hopefully Brown is preparing the Mountaineers at practice for this big prime time opener. 

History is not on the Mountaineer’s side when they travel to Happy Valley. The last time WVU won at Penn State was October 28, 1944! Ninety Nine percent of Mountaineer fans polled have already counted the Mountaineers starting the season 0-1 with a loss. The Mountaineers lost 25 straight games between 1959 and 1983. The last time the two teams played was October 24, 1992.  The Mountaineers lost that game 40-26 at Mountaineer Field.

This is a wild guess but wouldn’t you think that there is a slim possibility if the stars were aligned right and with a little bit of luck that WVU could beat Penn State in the opener. I’m dreaming but remember the game has to be played on the field and anything can happen on any given day! Miracles can happen! Let’s go Mountaineers!