The Mountaineers are battling both themselves and the second-ranked team in the nation as they ready for a road test at Baylor

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - It seems to be the same mantra for West Virginia in that the Mountaineers are close before a series of self-inflicted mistakes doom it to another loss, albeit to a high-level Big 12 program.

That notion, which has played itself out for the better part of WVU's three-plus seasons in the Big 12, reared the proverbial head again in consecutive defeats to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Now, the 3-2 Mountaineers are facing back-to-back road games against the nation's second- and third-ranked teams in Baylor and TCU, respectively. How does West Virginia correct and then push past its issues, and what is the team psyche like coming off the losses? Head coach Dana Holgorsen, above, dissects those aspects and more, including the passing game problems with quarterback Skyler Howard, his quality decision making in the run game, defending arguably the best receiving corps in the nation, and what both programs could learn and utilize based upon last seson's 41-27 WVU win.


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