Mike Leach is one of the most interesting personalities in all of College Football. You never quite know what shenanigan the former longtime Texas Tech head coach may bring to any press conference at any time. Leach is also known for his offensive mind, rising to fame because of his “air raid” offense.
According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, West Virginia may have the opportunity for their first ever encounter with Leach this bowl season. In his latest projections, McMurphy has the Mountaineers making the trip to Memphis to play in the Autozone Liberty Bowl against Leach’s Mississippi State Bulldogs. While this would be the first time the Mountaineers and Leach have crossed paths. West Virginia has played Mississippi State twice before in 2006 and 2007, with the Mountaineers taking both contests.
On the season, the Bulldogs are 2-5, and have been fielded one of the worst offenses in the nation. Per ESPN, Leach’s squad has only been able to muster 21.6 rushing yards per game – totaling 151 yards in seven games this season. And you thought the Mountaineers were bad at running the football last season? Think again. It could always be worse.
Out of all of the bowl projections in 2020, this is by far the most interesting for West Virginia. It is a favorable matchup, and could provide solid entertainment with Leach’s sideline antics.
WVU vs Mississippi State this bowl season? Count me in!