The WVU Mountaineers kicked off 125 years of football on Saturday with a 26-11 victory against a SEC opponent. They handed the Mizzou Tigers their first season-opener loss in 15 years.
While there were questions going into the game about how effective West Virginia’s defense would be after replacing 9 starters, they gashed the Tigers’ offense in the 26-11 victory. They forced the Tigers to settle for field goals of 19 and 21 yards.
All in all, they only gave up 3 points until the 4th quarter, when the Tigers mounted an impressive rally in the final 2 minutes of the game.
West Virginia’s offensive line also put on an admirable performance. They manhandled the Tigers along the line of scrimmage.
I look forward to Saturday’s game against Youngstown State University. Let’s hope they work on their red-zone conversions, since twice they had to settle for 3 points from inside the 5-yard line.
Laurie Schueler says
Watch out Penguins! I bet the tailgate for the game next week will be even more stellar. Are David and Jill coming to witness this epic battle?
Andrea Joliet says
No, they’re not going to be able to make it. It’s too bad because it will definitely be an epic tailgate.