Sep

23

2012

Latest Poll

Take a minute to vote in our latest poll (in the left-side menu). How many games will WVU win in 2012?

Conference play begins next week as WVU welcomes Baylor to Morgantown.

Let’s Gooooooo Mountaineers!

Sep

21

2012

Holgorsen says team needs to improve

Despite their recent successes, the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers has said that his team need to up their game. During a weekly press conference, Dana Holgorsen called the Mountaineers “soft” a total of nine times during his answer to just one question. So there is no doubt that he still thinks they can do better. However, they have been winning games with their first two outings of the season seeing them come out on top as they found easy victory against Marshall and James Madison. According to Holgorsen, “we’ve done a good job of starting fast…we need to start faster in the second half, and we need to finish people. We haven’t done a good job of that.”

The team have certainly been lucky in the past, winning games in which there was some doubt as to the outcome of their efforts. Last year when they played against Maryland, fans put aside their other hobbies like playing http://www.partypoker.com, cooking or watching films to watch their team start off very well. By half-time, the score was 27-10. Vernard Roberts and Andrew Buie scored touchdowns on the ground and Terence Garvin completed an interception return. They even started the second half well with another touchdown after Geno Smith found Stedman Bailey.

However Maryland then stepped it up a gear to bring their score to 21. While the game ended 37-31 in favor of West Virginia, it had been tense for a while and there is no guarantee that they will succeed again in the same situation. We will find out the answer to this question when they meet Maryland again this Saturday, in what will likely be their toughest game yet.

Feb

12

2009

2009 Recruit Commitments

Name, Ht, Wt, 40, Hometown
Eugene Smith, QB, 6-3, 182, 4.8, Miramar, FL
Tavon Austin, RB, 5-8, 156, 4.47, Baltimore, MD
Stedman Bailey, WR, 5-10, 186, -, Miramar, FL
Tevita Finau, DE, 6-5, 275, 4.8, Phoenix, AZ
Logan Heastie, WR, 6-2, 192, 4.4, Chesapeake, VA
Deon Long, WR, 6-0, 175, 4.45, Washington, DC
Dominik Davenport, DT, 6-0, 268, 4.75, Hampton, VA
Chris Snook, LB, 6-3, 222, 4.6, Medina, OH
Shawne Alston, RB, 5-11, 220, 4.5, Hampton, VA
Terence Garvin, DB, 6-2, 200, 4.5, Baltimore, MD
Daquan Hargrett, RB, 5-9, 180, 4.5, Miami, FL
Ryan Spiker, OL, 6-4, 295, 5.4, Dresden, OH
Jordan Weingart, OL, 6-2, 287, -, Gainesville, FL
Cole Bowers, OL, 6-5, 288, 4.9, Ona, WV
Branko Busick, LB, 6-1, 220, -, Steubenville, OH
Pat Eger, OL, 6-6, 260, -, Jefferson Hills , PA
Brodrick Jenkins, ATH, 5-10, 177, 4.51, Fort Myers, FL
Nick Kindler, OL, 6-6, 275, 5.2, Camp Hill , PA
Pat Miller, DB, 5-10, 170, 4.45, Hoover, AL
Terrance Moore, WR, 6-2, 185, -, Mesa, AZ
Jonathan Scott, DB, 6-3, 190, 4.6, Daytona Beach, FL
Curtis Feigt, DE, 6-6, 270, 4.8, Mercerburg, PA
Taige Redman, LB, 6-0, 201, 4.74, Keyser, WV
Darwin Cook, DB, 6-1, 180, 4.4,East Cleveland, OH

Which recruit(s) have you most excited for 2009 and beyond?

Dec

7

2008

WVU Going to Charlotte

After a cold win in Morgantown against the South Florida Bulls, the Mountaineers accepted a bid to play in the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte, NC. WVU (8-4) will likely face North Carolina (8-4) on December 27th.

West Virginia played in the inaugural Meineke Bowl in 2002 losing to Virginia 48-22.

Tickets are already being sold: Meineke Car Care Bowl

Oct

24

2008

WVU dismantles Auburn in the second half

WVU struggled on both sides of the ball in the first half and Pat White threw a pair of interceptions that led to 10 first half points for Auburn. WVU came out big time in the second half. The defense was flying around the field and Devine ran all day long. The Mountaineers scored 31 unanswered points to take down Auburn. Noel Devine led the way with 207 yards on the ground, a career high. The biggest suprise of the day might have been that WVU only had one penalty for 7 yards.

What do you think about this win? Was it a confidence booster that will lead the Mountaineers to a Big East title? Or was it just a win again a sub-par Auburn team?

Thoughts on the future of this Mountaineer team in 2008?

Sep

28

2008

Mountaineers over Marshall

WVU welcomed Marshall to Morgantown for the third annual Friends of Coal Bowl. The Mountaineers entered the game at 1-2, coming off a devastating loss to Colorado. Marshall entered the game with a record of 2-2.

The Mountaineer defense was stingy, giving up only 158 total yards and 3 pts to a Marshall team that scored 34 points the previous week. The defense also forced 3 turnovers including a Mortty Ivy interception.

The Mountaineers also showcased a new wrinkle to their offense…Junior QB, Jarrett Brown. Brown ran for 95 yards, threw for 41 and even caught a ball…though it was for negative yardage. Pat White threw for 130 yards and 2 TD and added another 61 yards on the ground before leaving in the 4rd quarter with an injured thumb. He did not return.

Sophomore RB, Noel Devine scored his first TD of the season in the 1st quarter. He finished with 125 yards on 14 carries including a couple of Barry Sanders-esque runs.

Next game: 10/04 vs Rutgers

What do you, the fans, think of throwing Jarrett Brown into the mix? Do you think this game was coached more effectively than the previous 3? Predictions for the rest of the 2008 season?

Sep

18

2008

Colorado tops WVU in OT

WVU drops consecutive games for the first time since 2003. Not much to say after another devastating loss.

What are your thoughts on the game…and the future of the Mountaineers in 2008.

Sep

6

2008

ECU at it again

For the second week in a row the Mountaineers were outgained. This week had a different ending. The Pirates scored first and never looked back. East Carolina defeated the Mountaineers 24-3. It was the first time in 7 years that WVU was held without a TD (45-3 against Miami in 2001).

Pat White Stats:
Passing: 11-18, 72 yards
Rushing: 20 carries, 97 yards

Noel Devine Stats:
Rushing: 12 carries, 94 yards
Receiving: 3 receptions, 9 yards

What are your thoughts on the Mounties so far?