Now that we have previewed the three non-conference games for the West Virginia Mountaineers, where do you think the Mountaineers will sit, record wise, after non-con play?
The best scenario is that the Mountaineers have taken care of business and look to surprise everyone. The Mountaineers jump on top of JMU before ambushing Kelly Bryant on the road. NC State is unable to stop the run and the Mountaineers go home victorious and halfway to a bowl game
Most likely this would mean beating JMU and N.C. State Wolfpack but there is an outside chance of losing to NC State and upsetting Missouri Tigers. Most likely, the Mountaineers struggle with Mizzou on the road but win the two home games. If they can win their home games, that will cover 4 of the 6 games necessary to get to bowl eligibility.
This scenario should worry WVU fans. If the only game they win in non-conference play is the FCS game, this could be a long season. West Virginia absolutely should win the non-conference game but the other two games are difficult to estimate. Being 1-2 before they head into conference play will lose Neal Brown any good will he may have had.
The dreaded worst case scenario. Losing all three non-con games will spell disaster for Neal Browl and the Mountaineers. If West Virginia finds itself in this position, you can discount a bowl game because it isn’t going to happen. Now fans will have to expect a year zero and hope next year is better.
How many games will WVU win in nonconference play?
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