West Virginia Football: Previewing the Norfolk State Game

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West Virginia Football:  Previewing the Norfolk State Game

Coming off a Week 1 win over Marshall, the West Virginia Mountaineers are now preparing for the Week 2 matchup against the Norfolk State Spartans.

Given last Sunday’s game, the Mountaineers have a short week to prepare for the Spartans who conquered the Virginia State Trojans during Week 1 with a final of 37-3.

This should not affect the way the Mountaineer coaching staff readies the team for Saturday.

During a Tuesday media briefing, WVU head coach, Dana Holgorsen—when asked, “What do you see out of Norfolk State”—replied:

“Not much…this is our game plan day, we’re a day behind so I’ll spend the next eight hours dissecting what they’re doing and come up with a game plan…

Defensively they run the same scheme as what our defense does, the [defensive coordinator] they got there and Jeff [Casteel] are buddies and they talk ball and Jeff coached them… That’s what we’re gonna prepare for.

They might come out and do something completely different, which most teams do. 

It shouldn’t be a problem figuring out what they are doing, based on the familiarity that we have with our own defense.”

Kickoff for the second game of the young Mountaineer season is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday and will be televised on the Big East Network. 

The game can also be heard on the radio via the Mountaineers Sports Network.

Here are the top five reasons WVU will beat Norfolk State.

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