On October 6th Dana Holgerson's West Virginia Mountaineers left the field at Texas 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the Big 12, ranked #5 in the country, boasting a clear cut Heisman favorite, and needing only one win to become bowl eligible.
On November 23rd Dana Holgerson's West Virginia Mountaineers will run onto the field at Iowa State 5-5 overall, 2-5 in the Big 12, unranked, with no Heisman candidates...and needing only one win to become bowl eligible.
How the heck did this happen? Pop quiz:
a. The Mountaineers high flying offense came crashing down to earth.
b. The Mountaineers terrible defense finally got exposed.
c. The Mountaineers schedule got a lot tougher.
d. The Mountaineers grueling Big 12 travel schedule got to them.
e. Geno Smith was playing at a completely unsustainable pace and cooled off.
f. All the above.
If you selected F, congratulations, you're correct. The Mountaineers haven't suffered anything catastrophic, they've just been complete...