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Sep. 3, 1988: No. 16 WVU 62, Bowling Green 14

The Mountaineers begin their road to an undefeated season by crushing Don Nehlen’s alma mater, making him the all-time winningest coach in WVU history.

The Exponent Telegram

There’s not much to be said about this game. The game itself that is...

I actually looked it up in the Daily Athenaeum archives and the game story was more or less a story about how excited Morgantown was about having football back.

As far as stats goes, Major carried the team as always. He had 163 all-purpose yards.

Eugene Napoleon had a pretty good game as well, rushing for 58 yards on only nine attempts.

Many, many players got to get in the game, so it watered the stats down a little, but that’s what these kind of games are for.

“We played a lot of people today, so I guess we did decently.”

-Don Nehlen, Sep. 3, 1988

As stated in the video, Nehlen did pick up his 59th victory, passing Art “Pappy” Lewis, making him the winningest football coach in West Virginia history.

So on this day, 29 years ago, WVU started their way towards an undefeated regular season. The same could happen tonight.

If you’re in D.C. tonight enjoy the game, if you’re watching from home or at a bar go crazy and LET’S GOOOOO MOUNTAINEERS!!!