Call it an Indian Summer or maybe a Mountaineer Fall. Either way, Saturday is an excellent opportunity to watch the WVU football team play in beautiful conditions.
The Hornets have a hard time beating anybody with their last win coming on Nov. 21, 2016 against Howard. The team only one five games in 2013 which has been their most successful season in recent years.
This is the cupcake of all cupcakes for the Mountaineers who have not lost to a school from the FCS ranks ever before. The Hornets will not mess up that fact.
The weather won’t mess up tailgaters plans of having a long, fun-filled day in Morgantown. According to weather.com, the game will be played under mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 80 degrees.
With the game kicking off at noon, it will be comfortable and not too hot early on. Unfortunately for the sake of keeping butts in the seats after halftime, this game will be over as soon as the ball is kicked.
That’s not to say head coach Dana Holgorsen won’t have a day off. He will be just as fired up as always and there might even be some headsets that are broken.
"“We respect every opponent we play, I don’t care who it is,” Holgorsen told media members this week. “There are plenty of things we need to improve on, which is good news.”"
It’ll just be hard to keep everyone’s attention. The student section will empty out in the second half, leaving just the most diehard fans inside Milan Puskar Stadium.
Still, any gameday in Morgantown is special, no matter who it is celebrated. There is extra reason for celebration this weekend because some Mountaineer legends will be inducted WVU sports hall of fame. The 27th class of West Virginia sports heroes includes WVU football players Dan Mozes and Willie Drewrey, basketball players Kevin Pittsnogle and Eddie Becker, women’s basketball player Chrissie Abbott, swimmer John Havlik, athletic trainer John Spiker and baseball player Charles Hickman.
Some of the players wearing the blue and gold against Delaware State may one day see their names listed in the WVU sports hall of fame. Dan Mozes was a recent star not too long ago and he is probably the best offensive lineman to come out of West Virginia. Some current WVU football players may have seen Mozes play and idolized the way he handled himself.
Having a goal like that is good for any athlete. For a WVU football player, the goal is to go 1-0 each week. After dispatching Delaware State, the Mountaineers begin Big 12 play against Kansas. The goal is to win the conference title and it starts with the Jayhawks next week.