Originally written on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 11/16/14

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 20: Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers throws a pass during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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 completely exposed by regres...
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