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2021 Opponent Preview: Long Island Sharks

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Game 2 of 2021 is the prototypical “warm up game”

Series Record: 0-0, the teams have never met

Last Meeting: before the Big Bang

Opponent Record 2020: 2-2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sharks only played four games and those games took place technically this year. The Sharks played in the month of March, winning both of their home games and losing both of their road games.

2021 Outlook

This season will mark just the third season for the Sharks as a Division 1 (FCS) program. The school merged two campuses in order to form a D-1 football team and the Sharks win over Bryant University in March marked the schools first FCS win. The Sharks were dealt a blow when head coach Bryan Collins announced he was leaving the program in June. A search is currently underway with quarterbacks coach Jonathan Gill serving as the interim head coach.

To make matters worse, senior quarterback Conor Regan announced that the school would not be renewing his scholarship and he was entering the transfer portal. Regan threw for 500 yards and 4 scores during the Sharks brief “2020” season.

Game Outlook

This is the game to bring your kids to. It will be “Family Day” and if you want to showcase a win and a chance to see a lot of players, this will be the game. This is WVU’s one pay-for-win game on the 2021 schedule and if this game isn’t over by the 2nd quarter, you should be furious.