Holgorsen’s Favorite Time Of The Year
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen says Thanksgiving is normally his favorite time of the year, as it brings together his big three – family, food and football.
This Thanksgiving week Holgorsen hopes to put more than just turkey and pumpkin pie on his plate, as a potential spot in the Big 12 championship awaits the winner of West Virginia’s Friday night clash with Oklahoma.
A WVU victory will send the Mountaineers on to the Big 12 title game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 1, where they would face Texas, provided the Longhorns get by Kansas this weekend. Oklahoma would advance to the league championship contest if it defeats West Virginia. OU, which is rated No. 6 nationally with a 10-1 overall record and a 7-1 league mark, is currently favored by a point and a half over West Virginia (8-2/6-2).
Two of the three Maxwell Award College Football Player of the Year finalists – WVU’s Will Grier and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray – will be on opposite sides of Mountaineer Field for Friday’s showdown. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is the other Maxwell finalist.
Two of the nation’s top 10 offenses will be on display Friday night in Morgantown. Oklahoma leads the country in both scoring (49.5 points per game) and total offensive yards (576.1 per game), while West Virginia is ninth nationally in scoring offense (40.9 points per game) and 10th in total yards (502.0 per game).