What do you get when you throw together two horrible defenses — entertaining Wednesday football. What to do for an encore from that missed-tackle fest between Kansas State and Louisville? More Big 12 versus Big East football. This time, though, hopefully the offense just comes as a result of good play.
(21) West Virginia at Colorado
Mad Handles — Two reasons: West Virginia has to be pissed after losing to ECU, and Colorado still has Cody Hawkins at QB. Both teams should be well rested coming off bye weeks. West Virginia 28, Colorado 24
Slow Jerk — West Virginia put up a whopping THREE points on the scoreboard the last time they played. Thin air plus a team from a real conference equals upset. Colorado 21, West Virginia 17
Smooth as Eggs — It’s all about the Hawk Love. That, and Bill Stewart is actually intent on proving he was a worse next-in-line hire than Larry Coker. Colorado 27, West Virginia 13
The Right Rev — Colorado actually is the one Big 12 team the Rev doesn’t want to see go 0-12, but Pat White should be too much for the Buffs. Speaking of Pat White, does Bill Stewart realize how much he owes White? I mean, the guy just got a six-year extension, and his career accomplishments thus far don’t go much beyond holding Rich Rod’s jock, beating an injury- and suspension-depleted and unfocused Oklahoma team (big game who?). Oh, and losing to East Carolina. West Virginia 27, Colorado 21