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Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers pulled off an upset over the Baylor Bears, winning 43-40 in a Big 12 Conference thriller on Thursday night. Despite it being a very big game for the football program and a “stripe the stadium” game, the crowd was below average for a game at Milan Puskar Stadium.

The announced attendance for the game was 45,293 for a stadium that holds 60,000 people and that 45,293 appeared to be somewhat exaggerated.

West Virginia’s head coach, Neal Brown, appeared disappointed in the attendance for the game and didn’t compliment the crowd following the game. In fact, he seemed to be frustrated with the lack of support.

“The people who were here tonight saw a hell of a game,” Brown said. “The people who weren’t are probably going to be disappointed they didn’t see it.”

Although not a particularly terrible shot, Brown always goes out of his way to thank the fans and credits the crowd for helping the team, which he certainly did not do this time.

West Virginia has home games remaining this season against #13 TCU on October 29, Oklahoma on November 12 and #17 Kansas State on November 19.

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Brad Smith, "The Voice of Morgantown", is the most trusted, accomplished name in West Virginia sports journalism. Smith is the foremost, preeminent authority on West Virginia athletics and a lifelong fan of the Mountaineers. Smith, a proud graduate of West Virginia University, resides in Morgantown most of the year, but has a home in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives during the winter.