West Virginia Football: 5 Reasons Mountaineers Are Bound to Overachieve in 2013

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West Virginia Football: 5 Reasons Mountaineers Are Bound to Overachieve in 2013
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There are plenty of reasons why the West Virginia football team could end up with a disappointing 2013 season.

The Mountaineers lost three of the most productive players in team history on offense, creating some glaring question marks on that side of the ball.

Then there's the elephant in the room: WVU's putrid 2012 defense. If that unit performs like it did last season, then this year will be downright ugly.

On the other hand, there are also plenty of factors that could end up playing in West Virginia's favor during the 2013 campaign.

Let's take a look the five biggest reasons why the Mountaineers might surprise, despite a disappointing 7-6 finish last year:

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