Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia head coach posted a brief message on his personal social media account, thanking fans for showing up and showing out at the Backyard Brawl, and urging fans to not give up on this team moving forward.
“It’s been 2 long days watching and reflecting on the game,” Brown said. “It hurts. It hurts because our investment in winning the game was so high but it also hurts because we are well aware how much this game means to our fans.
The game didn’t end the way we wanted it to. No excuses, we didn’t get it done, but I’m proud of our players, proud of our staff. We played the right way. We played tough, physical football. We were resilient the entire game. Mountaineer fans, I urge you to not give up on this team. Continue to support us. This team has the spirit of West Virginia. They are fighters and we will respond.”
— Neal Brown (@NealBrown_WVU) September 4, 2022