Saturday night in Morgantown will be the True Blue game for the Mountaineers. You might remember 2014, when Gameday actually came to Morgantown, instead of choosing to slip off to Western Michigan as they played a 2-8 team, West Virginia designated the TCU game a “True Blue” game.
Blue Helmets, Blue Jerseys, Blue Pants. Last year the Texas Longhorns game was designated a “True Blue” game and the team decided to wear the throwback helmets. Head coach Dana Holgorsen has often opted to wear the throwback helmet on the last or next to last home game of the season against a big opponent. The same could happen this week.
The Mountaineers are 1-1 in True Blue games. In the inaugural True Blue game against TCU, with Gameday on the ‘Lair and the stadium packed, West Virginia jumped out to a 27-14 lead before surrendering a heartbreaking conversion in the 4th quarter that allowed TCU to complete their comeback and sustain their miraculous season.
In 2015, against the Texas Longhorns as the Mountaineers were trying to climb out of the depths of a October Death March, Tony Gibson’s defense wreaked havoc in way to a 38-20 win over Charlie Strong.