"It's a road trip,'' Briles said. "You never know what to expect when you take a road trip. Nothing ever turns out exactly like you think it's going to, so we'll just load up together, go out there, load back up and get back home.''
Baylor won't be going on the road for the first time this season, so that will help. But the previous road game, last Friday, was at Louisiana-Monroe in front of 31,175. Saturday's crowd will nearly double that.
Still, it helps to have been there.
"I think without question, any time you can go on the road and get in an environment where you certainly don't have the number of people on your side that the other people do and be able to get a win, it certainly does give you some positive vibes for on down the road,'' Briles said. "But any time you get on a bus and you're not going to your stadium it's going to be a war and it's going to be a battle and you'd better have everything in line.''
The name fairly jumped off the page of West Virginia's game-day dressed list for Maryland last weekend:
And yes, he's related to Amos, West Virginia's first career 4,000-yard rusher. Maurice is his younger brother by 15 years.
He was dressed for the game because he was named the team's offensive scout team player of the week. He made the team as a walk-on during the first week of classes.
"I don't know much about him to be honest with you,'' Holgorsen said. "I just figured out who he was a week ago.''
Maurice went to high school in Hempstead, N.Y., just like Amos did before he played at West Virginia from 1996 through 1998. The day Amos introduced himself to college football by scoring his first college touchdown against Pitt in 1996, Maurice was celebrating his fifth birthday.
Maurice is a 5-foot-8, 200-pound junior running back who spent the last two years getting his academics in order at Potomac State.
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