The West Virginia defense came into the season with a lot of fanfare behind several returning starters and stellar safety Kyzir White. Dana Holgorsen still thinks that they haven’t lived up to expectations.
Specifically, in his weekly press conference, he said that he thinks his defense needs to step up and play “Big 12 football.”
The Mountaineers have allowed over 20 points to three teams this year. The lowest total they’ve given up in one game is 16. They most recently gave up 34 to the Kansas Jayhawks, who are typically the conference doormat in football.
West Virginia hasn’t lived up to the lofty expectations yet, and they might not be able to this week. The Mountaineers take on Kenny Hill and TCU, who are playing like a top 5 team. Hill, whose career has been marked by inconsistency, is all of a sudden one of the most consistent players in the conference.
There’s still plenty of time for West Virginia to get it right, even if they fall to TCU. The conference slate has just started, and as we’ve seen in the past with the Big 12, anything can happen.
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