William & Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock (Jonathon Gruenke / Daily Press)
West Virginia will kick things off against the William & Mary Tribe on Aug. 31 at noon. Fox Sports 1 will carry it live on the first major college football Saturday of the season. Head coach Dana Holgorsen begins his third campaign with the Mountaineers, owning a career record of (17-9).
Let’s take a look at some of the key points for this year’s opening match-up.
Three key points William & Mary can use to capitalize against West Virginia:
The Tribe returns seven all-conference players. They must rely on the guys with experience to play well. If they do, they might be able to flip the switch on the Mountaineers.
The turnover battle. William & Mary can stay in the game by getting pressure on WVU’s inexperienced quarterbacks. The Mountaineer offensive line is also inexperienced compared with last year’s, if the Tribe can force some stops, anything could happen. Interceptions are also key, any wa...