The West Virginia University Mountaineers have jumped to No. 16 in both major polls and are now ready to take on another ranked team—the No. 2 LSU Tigers.
The Mountaineers welcome the Tigers and ESPN’s College Gameday to Morgantown on Saturday for the 8 p.m. kickoff.
This will be WVU’s first game against a ranked team this season and could perhaps be the only one until the final game of the regular season against South Florida.
As with every game, there are several things that will likely determine the outcome. Here are five keys to the game each team will consider going into Saturday’s game.