The Voice of Morgantown’s staff picks the winner of today’s game against the West Virginia Mountaineers and Houston.
Houston, Texas – The West Virginia Mountaineers (4-1, 2-0) travel to Houston, Texas to play the Houston Cougars (2-3, 0-2) in a huge Big 12 Conference game. Here’s how our experts think the game will play out today:
Wyatt Coffman, Graphic Designer, The Voice of Morgantown, 0-1
Houston has got their backs against the wall and they need this win desperately. However, they are a one-dimensional, up-tempo offense. I think WVU will strongly establish the run early with a revitalized running back room and our defense will step up big-time this week. Houston’s defense struggles significantly and I think WVU will make light work on their defensive front on the ground and make signficant improvements in the passing game as well. In the end, despite Houston’s best efforts, I think West Virginia grabs the huge win on the road against their former coach and propels themselves into national rankings and relevance not seen since 2018 as well as establishing themselves as real conference contender on the national stage.
WVU 31 Houston 21
Clark Johnson, Senior Writer, The Voice of Morgantown, 3-2
I’m nervous about this one. We seem to play better when I pick against us – so I’ll do it again.
Houston 31 WVU 27
Brad Smith, Publisher, The Voice of Morgantown, 3-2
I have a terrible feeling about this game. West Virginia will be without key starters – offensive lineman Wyatt Milum, safety Aubrey Burks, offensive lineman Tomas Rimac – and Dana Holgorsen wants this one badly. Not because it’s against his former team but because he desperately needs a win. All things considered, I think it’s going to be really tough for the Mountaineers to leave Houston with a win.
Houston 28 WVU 21