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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Preview

WVU welcomes Iowa State to Morgantown for the second annual RIOT BOWL.

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The 2013 West Virginia Mountaineers football season is almost over. While it is a shame that the seniors of this squad do not get an extra game to finish their careers, a suitable way to lead them out whole be at home in front of the Mountaineer faithful.

This week's Staring Down the Musket featured KnowDan of Wide Right & Natty Lite and it is his belief that the Cyclones will feature Grant Rohach as signal caller. This California freshman QB started taking snaps during Iowa State's nightmare game against Baylor and is closing in on 1000 yards this season. While this stat is heavily padded by a 15/20, 300 yard performance against Kansas, ISU at least came out of Lawrence with a win.

One part of the Cyclone team that has plagued this season has been the rushing defense. Giving up 5.3 yards a carry hasn't been a winning formula and is definitely an area that West Virginia can attack. That is, if WVU are willing to run.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The fact that Charles Sims has only seven carries and Paul Millard has thrown 15 passes at this point makes zero damn sense.</p>&mdash; Patrick Southern (@patricksouthern) <a href="">November 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Stubborn playcalling will lose this game. If the Mountaineer coaching staff takes what Iowa State gives them and feeds Charles Sims seconds and thirds of that delicious, cranberry sauced covered Thanksgiving football, WVU should end this season with a win. If not, who the hell knows?