MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Following West Virginia’s impressive beatdown of the BYU Cougars, Pat McAfee said that “West Virginia is ALL the way BACK!” McAfee, who was a punter/kicker for the Mountaineers over a decade ago, has been critical of Neal Brown during his tenure, but tonight appeared to be a real turning point for the program.
West Virginia beat BYU 37-7 to move to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12 Conference. With the win, the Mountaineers are now in position to compete for a conference championship if they take care of business for the remainder of the season and a few things go their way. West Virginia has perhaps their most challenging conference game of the year next week when they travel to Norman, Oklahoma to play the Oklahoma Sooners, who have lost 2 consecutive games. If the Mountaineers can manage to pull out an upset win on the road, they will only have a home game against Cincinnati and a road game at a really bad Baylor team to close out the season.
Despite the twists and turns and rollercoaster ride that this season has been, West Virginia now could potentially finish 9-3 overall and 7-2 in the Big 12, which would be a massive improvement from Neal Brown’s previous 4 seasons as as the head coach of the Mountaineers. Perhaps Pat McAfee is right. Perhaps West Virginia is all the way back!
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) November 5, 2023