The No. 4 West Virginia offense is the No. 3 total offense and No.5 scoring offense in the country. A shoot-out against No. 15 Texas this past weekend was fun to watch, but there were a lot of defensive struggles for both football teams.
Texas has a very strong defense this season, so the high score was moderately surprising. Could West Virginia fare just as well against the top defenses in the SEC?
Teams like Alabama, Florida and South Carolina are playing elite level defense right now. LSU and Georgia have shown deficiencies, but they are still very strong. West Virginia would have success, but it would be limited.
Geno Smith has thrown 24 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He has completed 81.4 percent of his passes. That wouldn’t happen in the SEC.
Here is a look at how the Mountaineers would fare against the five best defenses in the SEC.