The same program that weathered a blizzard at Rutgers and then made and rode a series of breaks to the Orange Bowl in 2011 wasn’t nearly as resilient, opportune or menacing in 2012. Not sure exactly why, because I thought that was the great and redeeming virtue of last year’s team, though surely it had something to do with the competition and the roster. Yet what happened in the Pinstripe Bowl against a Big East team was entirely emblematic of what happened to WVU throughout the season.
It’s not enough to say WVU wasn’t a tough team. WVU was critically weak.