Big 12 football: Can West Virginia beat Maryland?

West Virginia plays Maryland in Baltimore on Saturday, and the Terrapins are five-point favorites. Maryland is 3-0 but has played no one of substance.
by Berry Tramel Published: September 20, 2013
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Dana Holgorsen was so exasperated with his offense after two games, he switched quarterbacks. But he didn't go to the backup.

Holgorsen called upon third-teamer Ford Childress, a redshirt freshman who played relatively well in a 41-7 rout of Georgia State.

Georgia State is no great barometer, but you'd figure Georgia State is close to William & Mary, which largely shut down the Mountaineers in the season opener.

Now West Virginia plays Maryland in Baltimore on Saturday, and the Terrapins are five-point favorites. Maryland is 3-0 but has played no one of substance — Florida International, Old Dominion and Connecticut.

West Virginia at least has played Oklahoma, and played tough, losing 16-7 in Norman. Perhaps Childress is the answer. Let's go with West Virginia in the upset.


by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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