Minnesota Controls the Lines in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

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Minnesota Controls the Lines in Guaranteed Rate Bowl Five sacks, 66 rushing yards, and six points. That tells the story of West Virginia’s postseason as Minnesota controls the lines in Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Minnesota emerged from Phoenix with an 18-6 win by dominating both lines of scrimmage. Pressure, Pressure, Pressure Simply put, the Golden Gophers […] READ MORE


Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Five Takeaways

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Minnesota won with their smothering defense, but what did we learn? Here are LWOS’s five takeways from the Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Field Conditions Were Simply Not Good Enough Was it really absolutely crucial to have fireworks and skydivers pre-game, when it meant having the roof open in heavy rain? Whether that was the primary cause […] READ MORE


Guaranteed Rate Bowl Preview

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Bowl Week continues as Minnesota takes on West Virginia. Here’s your Guaranteed Rate Bowl preview: Minnesota: 8-4, 2nd in the Big Ten West West Virginia: 6-6, 5th in the Big 12   When West Virginia Runs: The Mountaineers’ run game took a huge hit when Leddie Brown announced that he would be skipping the bowl […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Prepare for Unfamiliar Foe in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

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Mountaineers Prepare for Unfamiliar Foe in Guaranteed Rate Bowl It’s that time of year. The Early Signing Period is behind us. So, too, is the regular season. Now, fans celebrate the holidays as bowl season gets underway. Often, bowl season pits teams who rarely face off against each other. Indeed, the West Virginia Mountaineers prepare […] READ MORE


WVU Secures Guaranteed Rate Bowl

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WVU Secures Guaranteed Rate Bowl Despite some rumblings last week about technicalities concerning West Virginia’s win over LIU earlier this season, the Mountaineers clinched a bowl berth with their win over Kansas. We previously wrote that West Virginia’s bowl destination came down to the Liberty Bowl (if the Big 12 sent a representative to the […] READ MORE


Predicting West Virginia’s Bowl Fate

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Predicting West Virginia’s Bowl Fate After the Mountaineers finished the season beating Texas and Kansas, West Virginia clinched bowl eligibility for the second straight season finishing 6-6. The Mountaineers’ destination is far from fixed. Its finish (sixth) in the Big 12 pecking order stands final. That said, bowl selection priority remains imprecise. Further, if a […] READ MORE