Morgantown, West Virginia – With conferences changing schedules and games being canceled daily, the West Virginia Mountaineers are left with two huge openings in their schedule.
West Virginia’s season-opener in Atlanta in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against the Florida State Seminoles has not officially been canceled, but the ACC announced yesterday that the 2020 scheduling model includes 11 games (10 conference games and one non-conference game) and the non-conference game must be played in the home state of the ACC institution.
With this said, that decision effectively ended West Virginia’s game against Florida State on September 5th and the home game against the Maryland Terrapins on September 19th.
Although it’s disappointing that West Virginia won’t be able to play Florida State and Maryland this season, Marshall has an open date on September 5th and Pitt now has an opening on September 19th.
Barstool Marshall pointed out the obvious yesterday on social media and seemed to call out West Virginia University, saying, “All right, your game against FSU got canceled and our home opener got canceled against Pitt. Give the people from the great state of West Virginia something to look forward to and let’s get a series together.”
Alright your game against FSU got cancelled and our home opener got cancelled against Pitt
— Barstool Marshall (@BarstoolMU) July 30, 2020
Barstool Marshall must have forgotten that the Mountaineers hold a 12-0 all-time series record against the Thundering Herd in this “rivalry game.” Of course the game is hardly a rivalry. In order for a game to be considered a “rivalry”, the series would have to be somewhat competitive historically.
Perhaps another better opponent will open up for the Mountaineers for the season-opener on September 5th, but if not, a beatdown of Marshall in Morgantown would be a tremendous way to start the season.