Originally Posted by WVRed
The game has been in a prolonged lightning delay since midway through the third quarter. WVU is up 27-13 but its been a lot closer. Marshall had the momentum even though they had to settle for a field goal before Tavon Austin returned a kickoff return 100 yards before the delay.
From what I have heard inside Morgantown, people are staying in the tunnels and indoor practice facility waiting it out. They've been told that the game will be finished, even if its at 4 in the morning. I think it should be called but it will benefit Marshall if they come back out. Marshall is better suited for a ground game than WVU and 2 TDs isn't that difficult to overcome, especially with most of the fans leaving and WVU's passing attack being quarantined.
I really disagree. Outside of the punt return Marshall's offense has done very little. The defense shouldn't be as dominant as last year (would be hard to) but it's stepped up when it's needed. When this game is resumed I don't think Marshall has the talent to make up the deficit because Coach Holgerson appears to be a much better tactical coach than Stew, his teams are not going to make the same mistakes we saw under Stew. Am I ready to annoit them 12-0? No, but with the way this game has flowed I have no doubts that WVU should and will win comfortably.
The biggest differences I see in this game is largely the use of Geno Smith. Last year Stew and Co tried to take Geno and make him into Pat White. Coach Holgerson seems to understand what Geno is and doing what plays to that. We have not seen a single designed QB draw all day, which IMO is a good thing. Pat's first instinct was always first read wasn't there to take off, nothing wrong with that in college because Pat had the pure athleticism/speed to make people miss and take it to the house. Geno's first instinct is use his legs to move and buy time to throw it down the field.
The other difference that I have seen is not a single stupid penalty against WVU. Many games I found myself cursing at the tv or throwing something because of just moronic penalties (usually at the absolute WORST times).