Last time the Gameday crew visited Morgantown there was confusion surrounding which conference the Mountaineers were going to be invited to join. Now, three years later, the school has stability in the Big 12. But Gameday host, Chris Fowler, remembers Morgantown in 2011.
“I have great memories about people hanging off balconies and wearing gold,” Said Fowler. “It was a very memorable scene.” When Gameday last visited WVU the show recorded its second largest live audience to that point in the show’s history.
?Fowler, although just a host, has his own opinion about Saturday’s game in Morgantown, saying the weather is going to play a huge factor. If the teams cannot hold onto the ball there will be some problem. The host also said that both defenses make enough stops to keep the team in the game.
It is well known that a band of students have erected a group tents lines up outside the Mountain Lair. “Tent City” has been trending on all factions of social media, and even gave the host a laugh.
“To see this Army of tent people, that have been here since Sunday, is not the norm,” Fowler said. “It is very flattering, and more of a comment to program.” There are other locations that pitch tents before Gameday airs Saturday morning, but not to this size Fowler noted.
Fowler also does play-by-play, and said every game is different when you’re a broadcaster. When calling a game with two high-powered offenses Fowler said your brain and mouth have to work a lot faster.
“It is hard to announce when they are snapping the ball every 12 seconds, and there are 85 snaps per team.” WVU is averaging 86.7 snaps per game, while TCU is averaging 83.2 snaps per game. It is safe to say Fowler will have his mouth full for Saturday’s matchup.