Morgantown, West Virginia – Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is one of the best young coaches in college football, and he is very aware of the challenge facing his team when they travel to Morgantown to play the Mountaineers this weekend.
A reporter said that Morgantown “doesn’t seem like that tough of a place to play”, Campbell quickly shot him down and said, “Maybe not to you but I think to the rest of us it is. I can relate growing up in that area that the fan base there has a lot of passion that the fans of West Virginia have for their Mountaineers.
Being the only show in the state, the only show in town, it’s a really hard place to play. Their passion, their love for their team, makes it challenging. It’s going to be a packed house and it’s really important to everybody in that state and their families. I think it makes it a really special place to go play college football.”
In addition, Campbell said that the Mountaineers are going to be a tremendous challenge for his team on the field.
“I think this West Virginia team is one of the most talented teams that we’ve played. I think they’re a team that is as up and coming as anybody in our conference. There’s a lot of youth on their roster but there is a tremendous amount of talent there. West Virginia has some of the best skilled players in our conference across the board.”
Iowa State will travel to Morgantown to play the West Virginia Mountaineers this Saturday, October 30 at 2:00PM. The game will be televised live on ESPN+.