Today’s a special day for the Twelve Days of Mountaineers! Not only is it day seven, but it’s also West Virginia’s bowl game. The Mountaineers play the Army Black Knights in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at 4:00 on ESPN. Today’s top Mountaineer moment puts the good vibes out for the game as day seven celebrates the Mountaineers going undefeated at home in Milan Puskar Stadium for the 2020 season!
In May of 2020, many were wondering if West Virginia football would actually happen come September. In August, people were sweating the possibility of no Mountaineer football (that may have been me) and then come September, the question was when will fans be allowed in the stadium.
The Mountaineers though? They never stressed, but instead worked toward success at home, going undefeated in every game played in Morgantown this past fall.
Here’s how the games went down:
West Virginia v. Eastern Kentucky: A swift 56-10 season opener was just the way to get a lot of players in the game, see a little bit of action from younger players and hear “Country Roads” for the first time in far too long.
West Virginia v. Baylor: This double overtime win looked way more impressive back in October. Now . . . not so much. The Mountaineers enacted revenge from the 2019 Thursday night a year ago.
West Virginia v. Kansas: The Jayhawks came into Morgantown winless, and finished the season winless. The past two years, Les Miles and the Jayhawks have given the Mountaineers slight scares on the field. Despite some cringeworthy moments, the Mountaineers pulled off the win.
West Virginia v. Kansas State: Ah, Homecoming on Halloween. What an all around complete game for the Mountaineers. The Wildcats came to Morgantown after the Mountaineers got destroyed by Texas Tech in Lubbock. The Mountaineers were down on their luck and needing a win badly. On one of the most football-like Saturdays, the Mountaineers came out and delivered their most complete game thus far in the season and took care of business. For the fans in attendance, it was just the perfect Saturday afternoon in Morgantown.
West Virginia v. TCU: The ups and downs of West Virginia football were in full force this season, as the Mountaineers came home following a stinging loss to Texas in Austin. Typically, the West Virginia-TCU matchup is usually a close game between the two but this year the Horned Frogs failed to show up in Morgantown with West Virginia winning 24-6. This win would turn out to be the home-season finale as the Oklahoma game would ultimately get cancelled due to COVID-19 issues.