Date and Time: October 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM (FoxSports)
Opponent: Iowa St. Cyclones
Record in Uniform: 2-6
The rumor going around Twitter is that the Iowa St. Cyclones will debut their all-black #WinInTheDark uniforms for the Saturday contest against the West Virginia Mountaineers. West Virginia will counter with their all white StormTrooper look. If this is true, I am willing to give up pepperoni rolls for another month to have Tim Brando say “Black vs White. Good vs. Bad. Air Raid vs Ball Control. Thats why this is the #RiotBowl”. You don’t even have to mention me Tim!
While this is a great, clean, crisp look for the Mountaineers, their record in these uniforms is quite bad. There have only been two wins in this combination: TCU Horned Frogs (2013) and Iowa St (2016). To the Mountaineers credit, that win in 2016 was about as dominating as a win in the past three-four years. The Mountaineers passed for 341 yards, rushed for 272 yards and - then- freshman Martell Pettaway broke out with 30 carries for 181 yards, becoming the fourth Mountaineer to rush for 100 yards that season.