Takeaways From An Opening Loss

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Takeaways from an Opening Loss OK, Mountaineer fans, let us talk candidly about this past weekend. A Week 1 loss does not signal the end of the world. As we wrote in our preview (in which we admit we got a lot wrong), we observed that Maryland has had some big opening week wins of late, […] READ MORE


WVU Throws One Away

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WVU Throws One Away The 2021 edition of West Virginia football is officially underway. Head Coach Neal Brown kicked off his third season in Morgantown with a tough loss to Maryland. After failing to capitalize on multiple opportunities to put the game out of reach in the third quarter, WVU throws one away late. Defense […] READ MORE


Previewing WVU at Maryland

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Previewing WVU at Maryland We have finally exhausted our pre-season coverage of the West Virginia Mountaineers. Now, we jump straight into the regular season by previewing WVU at Maryland. Saturday’s game represents the 53rd matchup between these old foes. West Virginia currently holds the advantage with 28 wins (and nine of the last ten). These […] READ MORE


How High Can the Mountaineers Climb?

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How High Can the Mountaineers Climb? As the capstone to our 2021 West Virginia football pre-season coverage, we ask a simple question. How high can the Mountaineers climb this season? To answer that question, we take a game-by-game look at WVU’s schedule and provide our range of predictions. Game 1: Maryland Terrapins We will cover […] READ MORE


WVU Pre-Season Recruiting Update

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WVU Pre-Season Recruiting Update As we predicted early this Summer, Head Coach Neal Brown capitalized on recruiting momentum with big early returns for the Class of 2022. We now provide our final WVU pre-season recruiting update. Who’s Who Among the Class of 2022 As usual, we begin our update with a breakdown of each player […] READ MORE


Bold Predictions For WVU’s 2021 Season

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Bold Predictions for WVU’s 2021 Season Now that we have covered the early camp preview and offered our five offensive and five defensive surprises, we move into the final weeks of our pre-season coverage of Mountaineer football. As usual, the next step includes our bold predictions for WVU’s 2021 season. Remember, we style these as […] READ MORE


WVU 2021: Five Defensive Surprises

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WVU 2021: Five Defensive Surprises Pre-season camp is well underway, and we are just weeks shy of the season opener against Maryland. We previously named our five offensive surprises. Now, as part of our 2021 West Virginia football coverage, we present our predictions for five defensive surprises for WVU’s 2021 season. Charles Woods Fans know […] READ MORE


Making the Case for WVU to the ACC

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Making the Case for WVU to the ACC The only constant in this world is change. College football fans face a series of sweeping changes that will alter the game they love forever. In some cases, it might be good. In others, it may not. Last Word on Sports started examining that change several years […] READ MORE


WVU 2021: Five Offensive Surprises

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WVU 2021: Five Offensive Surprises Earlier this week, we covered the first several days of West Virginia’s pre-season camp. As we usually do, we continue our coverage of Mountaineers’ football by predicting five offensive surprises that will exceed expectations for the 2021 campaign. Some of these players represent known quantities that we think will outpace […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Excited to Start Camp

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Mountaineers Excited to Start Camp Well, it is official. The 2021 season is truly just around the corner. In less than a month (three-and-a-half weeks), West Virginia will take to the road to battle Maryland in the season opener. Last Friday, Head Coach Neal Brown started pre-season practice with his squad. Fans are ready. Coaches […] READ MORE