Heck I think right now winning ANY 1 on 1 would be an improvement. Perhaps harsh but…
You can win games winning a handful of the battles, not winning all of them. Just win a few and that gives the coaches a chance to scheme. Lose virtually every one and it matters not what play is called.
Offensive line is getting zero leverage at all positions of the line. They need to keep their heads up and get push from the waist up. You can’ block if your head is down or if you’re standing straight up. Either of those two will get you blown off the ball. This is what’s happening IMO.
The o-line (And other blockers) have been either a bit short on aggressiveness or firing out so quickly that they are missing their opponents. Allen’s right on, IMO, with some of the technique issues.
Also agree with mex is that it doesn’t take winning them all. Just enough to make the defense react and change tactics, and then perhaps the offense can dictate a bit with schemes on their side. I do think WVU has players capable of winning one-on-one battles.