West Virginia vs Eastern Kentucky Prediction, Game Preview

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West Virginia vs Eastern Kentucky Prediction, Game Preview

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West Virginia vs Eastern Kentucky Prediction, Game Preview

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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels prediction and game preview.


West Virginia vs Eastern Kentucky Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 12
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Mountain Field and Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, WV
Network: FS1

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West Virginia (0-0) vs. Eastern Kentucky (0-1) Game Preview

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Why Eastern Kentucky Will Win

Making lemonade time out of a 59-0 loss – Eastern Kentucky got a game under its belt to work out the kinks.

There wasn’t any luck defensively against Marshall – and the offense couldn’t get anything going – but this is a far better team than it showed in Huntington.

The hope has to be for the West Virginia offense that struggled throughout last year – to be kind to the Big 12’s worst O – to need a little while to get the offensive front going, and it has to hope for the running game that did next to nothing to continue to sputter.

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Why West Virginia Will Win

This should be a much, much better Mountaineer team than last year’s version.

The defense shouldn’t have any problems with a Colonel offense that managed just 166 total yards and three first downs against the Thundering Herd – the defensive front will live behind the EKU line – but it’ll be the offense that wakes up.

QB Jarret Doege will push the ball down the field to stretch things out a bit – this was a big, big problem last year – and there really will be a ground game after only coming up with more than 100 yards twice.

West Virginia will run for over 200 yards for the first time in the last 17 games.

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What’s Going To Happen

Again, Eastern Kentucky is better than whatever that was that showed up against Marshall – but it’s not going to show it against West Virginia.

It’ll take a few drives for the Mountaineers to look like a whole new team under head coach Neal Brown in his second year. It might be against an FCS team, but after struggling so much throughout last season – and after going 5-12 in the last 17 games – the West Virginia fans will enjoy the moment.

West Virginia vs Eastern Kentucky Prediction, Line

West Virginia 45, Eastern Kentucky 6
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