West Virginia Mountaineers Football 2014 News and Updates
2/4/14 - The West Virginia Mountaineers ended last year’s roller coaster season with a 4-8 record (2-7 Big 12), characterized as a team struggling to replace spectacular talents Geno Smith, Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin. The offense never recovered and the defense plummeted: WVU lost their final two games, which cost them a bowl appearance. The quarterback situation was looking brighter, though recently suffered a major setback: Ford Childress was suspended by head coach Dana Holgorsen for unknown reasons and Clint Trinkett is still rehabbing a torn labrum. The most notable Mountaineer to enter this year’s NFL Draft is RB Charles Sims, top pick from WVU and one of the top RB prospects in the nation. There are currently 14 commits, headed by four-star players QB William Crest, athlete Dravon Henry (No.11 athlete in the nation and a possible safety fit), RB Donte Thomas-Williams, WR Jacob McCrary and WR Lamar Parker. If WVU lands these key impact players, expect big things from the Mountaineers in 2014!
11/5/13- The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-5 at this point in the season, and are coming up to a big game against the Texas Longhorns this Saturday; can the boys pull off an upset victory without giving up another early lead? Tickets are as low as $79 and as high as $340. Unfortunately the team has had to dismiss receiver Ronald Carswell after their last win over TCU for unspecified violations, but they are confident in their upcoming task: the Mountaineers need just two wins in the next three games for bowl eligibility. First up is Texas, then a road trip to Kansas and back home to face Iowa State. Not since 2001 has West Virginia not been part of a bowl game, watch them on the hunt for their 12th straight bid!
West Virginia Mountaineers Football
In the Mountaineers first year as a member of the Big 12 Conference, West Virginia had a disappointing season, finishing 7-6 and losing in the Pinstripe Bowl to Syracuse. With a difficult Big 12 schedule and many important playmakers departed, the Mountaineers will once again fight to reach bowl eligibility. Top quarterback Geno Smith and dynamic receiver Tavon Austin will now play on Sundays, so Coach Dana Holgorsen will be forced to adapt his high-powered offense to some new faces. Holgorsen also hopes that more experience will lead to an improved defense, which was one of the worst in the country last year. Average price for Mountaineers football tickets this season is $115, 33rd highest in the NCAA and sixth in the Big 12.
The WVU football season opens on 8/31 with a home game against FCS opponent William & Mary, which is averaging $67. The most expensive game at Mountaineer Field this season comes on 11/9 against the Texas Longhorns, with an average Texas vs. West Virginia football tickets price of $209. The 2013 Mountaineers football schedule features some tough tests on the road. WVU travels to play defending Big 12 co-champions Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas State Wildcats. Sooners vs. Mountaineers tickets for the 9/7 game in Norman average $180, while Kansas State vs. WVU tickets for the 10/26 game in Lawrence are $111. WVU football fans looking to save money should attend the 9/14 game against Georgia State. Cheap West Virginia football tickets for the game are averaging just $59 — it's the least expensive Mountaineer home game in 2013.