Ames, Iowa – Following West Virginia’s humiliating 31-14 loss at Iowa State, West Virginia’s (current) head coach Neal Brown met with the media to discuss his team’s performance.
Here’s what Brown had to say about the loss:
“The story of our game is we didn’t do enough to win this game, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The stats are putrid. We gave ourselves no chance. We got nothing going. Credit to Iowa State. They have a really good defense. I’m disappointed that we gave up so many rushing yards but our defense played well enough to win this game.
The roughing the punter call was huge. We had a chance to do something at that point in the game, but they scored there and took control from there. I thought he got blocked into him, but that was definitely the play of the game.
Our pass game was nonexistent. I thought our best chance was to…we were close, we were really close, but that penalty was critical in the game. I haven’t seen the replay yet, but it definitely looked like he was blocked into him.
Our execution was nowhere near good enough. We didn’t play anywhere good enough at quarterback or receiver to win this game. To say I’m ‘disappointed’ in our offense would be taking it very, very lightly. I’m so frustrated. This is the worst on offense that I’ve been a part of as a coach. We just haven’t been able to play consistently well on both sides of the ball – some weeks we play well offensively, some days we play better defensively. We just haven’t been able to put it all together.
I’m not disappointed in the effort. We had an opportunity to win in the 4th quarter and just didn’t get it done. Very frustrating and disappointing loss.”