MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Scheduling a nonconference game with Bowling Green was supposed to give No. 22 West Virginia a buffer between a grueling contest against LSU and the start of the Big East schedule.
Instead, the Mountaineers (3-1) will face a Falcons team on Saturday that features the Mid-American Conference’s highest-scoring offense.
The third-ever meeting between the schools will showcase two of the nation’s most prolific quarterbacks.
Sophomore Matt Schilz of Bowling Green (3-1) has thrown for 14 touchdowns, tied for the most in the FBS.
West Virginia’s Geno Smith threw for 463 yards and set three school records in the 47-21 loss last week to LSU. His 1,471 yards are the third most in the nation, behind Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden and Houston’s Case Keenum, the two schools where West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen previously coached.