After West Virginia was outmuscled by Oklahoma State, they ramped up the intensity in their practices.
The next week, against Iowa State, the Mountaineers thumped the physical Cyclones and forced ISU quarterback Kyle Kempt into his worst outing to date.
Now, according to Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Dana Holgorsen is looking to build on those tough practices, but doesn’t know which specific way he’ll do that yet.
“We cranked it up a little bit last week,” said Holgorsen. “I think it needed to be done. I don’t know if you can continue to do that. We know we’re banged up, especially on the defensive side. So you have to gauge it a little bit.”
West Virginia held Iowa State to a mere 16 points last week despite missing four starters on the defensive side of the ball and shuffling their secondary around.
This week, the Mountaineers have Kansas State, a team that always plays tough, physical football. In addition, the Wildcats are now playing for a bowl berth. Holgorsen’s team is going to have to keep playing with intensity if they want to make their dreams of playing for a Big 12 Championship a reality.
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