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West Virginia Football Thread Alert: Mountaineers Prepare for TCU

As the Mountaineers prepare for their toughest test of the season, the team will go with a timeless staple for uniforms.

Iowa State v West Virginia Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Here we are. Five wins, zero losses and the national spotlight starting to circle Morgantown. This feels so much like 2014. In 2014, he Mountaineers had given the Alabama Crimson Tide a real game. You have to go back to 2009, when the Tide played Virginia Tech, to find the first game of the season where the Tide only won by 10.

In 2014, riding a confident defense under first-year coordinator Tony Gibson, the West Virginia Mountaineers stepped onto the field against the #4 Baylor Bears wearing blue helmets, blue jerseys and white pants. The Mountaineers proceeded to do something that no one had done to Baylor that year. The Mountaineers played physical, fast defense, got after Bryce Petty and made life miserable for the Bears.

The Mountaineers will once again don the blue-blue-white combination for their afternoon tilt against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs. The Mountaineers have worn this combination 3 times with the new uniform combinations. The first time against Iowa State in 2013, then in 2014 against Baylor in one of the biggest upsets of Dana’s tenure and last year against Iowa State.

The Mountaineers have scored 115 points in three games with this uniform combination, an average of 38.3 points per game. They have allowed 85 points in this combination, an average of 28.3 points per game.

*Warning: NSFW language. Also, see if you find the Smoking Musket flag in the video.