The WVU football team has a lot to play for to close out the regular season.
There are two games left and one at home. The WVU football team welcomes Texas to Milan Puskar Stadium for a noon kickoff Saturday.
The early kickoff and the predicted inclement weather makes this game roughly the same as almost every other one played in Morgantown this season. According to weather.com, there is a 100 percent chance of rain all day in Morgantown. Storms are likely, too, with temperatures reaching the upper 50s.
Despite the weather and early kickoff there are two unique opportunities for fans to see before the game. According to WVUsports.com, Morgantown will host the Dollar General Tailgate Tour. The event allows fans to see the Big 12 Championship trophy, which West Virginia still has a chance to win.
Also, Barstool Sports is bringing its Tailgate Tour to Morgantown. The show, broadcast on Facebook, was said to be ending after three stops across the country earlier this year. Awful Announcing said the show would be canceled due to viewership and logistics. However, multiple sites including WVU Wire, are reporting the show is coming to Morgantown.
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Barstool’s Tailgate show is hosted by the company’s founder, Dave Portnoy, and former WVU football player Pat McAfee. So, it will be interesting to see what kind of party it will be on Saturday.
The game itself should be a close one. Both teams are fairly even this season. According to odsshark.com, the Mountaineers are favored by 3.5 points and the projected score is 33-30.
The WVU football team should win this if the second half offense improves. The Mountaineers have won their past two games, against Iowa State and Kansas State, but they did not score a point in the second half. That trend cannot continue.
The defense has bailed out the Mountaineers this season, which is surprising considering they lost their best defensive players to graduation last season.
If Will Grier can keep connecting with David Sills, Gary Jennings, Ka’Raun White and Marcus Simms, the WVU football team should have no trouble winning this game. The Hail WV prediction is a 42-28 WVU football win.