Originally written on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 9/24/12
First Down. After destroying their first two opponents, West Virginia looked vulnerable against Maryland. The Mountaineers have been explosive on offense thus far, but they have several concerns as they get ready to start Big 12 play this week. Number one is their 106th ranked pass defense. If they're that bad against subpar competition what's going to happen when they face the pass happy teams from the Big 12? Another area needing some work is WVU's pass protection. The Terps only sacked Geno Smith twice, but they were in his face all game as he took several big hits. It won't get any easier when they face some of the league's bigger fronts from Texas and Oklahoma, and we'll quickly find out if the Mountaineers are worthy of their top ten ranking.Second Down. The past two times Clemson has faced top competition - West Virginia in the Orange Bowl and Florida State on Saturday night - the Tigers have given up 1,262 yards and 119 points. The talent on offense is definitely there, but ...
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