The Mountaineers of the University of West Virginia seem to schedule top teams in every new football season. 2015 is certainly no exception. There are highly ranked teams waiting to play them just about every week. And what makes these games even more difficult for the Mountaineers is the fact that they will take place “on the road.”
The team got off to a flying start this year, playing its first two games at home against unranked, non-conference foes. West Virginia University, a member of the Big 12 Conference, whitewashed Georgia Southern University on September 5th by a score of 44-0. The following week, September 12th, the Mountaineers beat Liberty University by a final score of 41-17.
Most of the remaining games on this year’s schedule appear to present real challenges. The Mountaineers will play home games against the University of Maryland on September 26th. The Terrapins are a quality opponent, especially since they’ve become a member of the Big 10 Conference.
Other home games for the University of West Virginia include contests against 24th ranked Oklahoma State University on October 10th, Texas Tech University on November 7th, the Texas Longhorns on November 14th and Iowa State University on November 28th.
It is the games remaining on the road schedule for the Mountaineers that are particularly interesting and are likely to provide extreme challenges for the men from West Virginia.
The first of those games will take place on October 3rd when the Mountaineers visit the 15th ranked University of Oklahoma. After that, there will be visits to fifth-ranked Baylor University on October 17th, third-ranked Texas Christian University (TCU) on October 29th, the always-tough Kansas Jayhawks on November 21st and Kansas State University on November 28th.
Head Coach Dana Holgorsen, now in his fifth year, will have to keep his team sharp, motivated and physically strong in order for it to compete and play well against such difficult competition.
The Coach succeeded last year when his squad compiled a Won-Loss record of 7-6 while winning five of nine games against Conference foes. That record enabled this team to earn an invitation to the Liberty Bowl where it fought hard against the University of Texas. The final score in that game had the Longhorns prevailing by 8 points, 45-37.
There is no doubt that the University of West Virginia Mountaineers schedule tough and challenging games just about every season. This year, 2015, certainly features a host of games against top competition. As any college football fan knows, there is no fear in the Mountaineers.
That doesn’t mean they will beat America’s best football squads. It does mean, however, that the Mountaineers will bring their “A” game and fight hard to win.
Courtesy of Nocoastbias.com