The Mohigans, on the other hand, have developed a committee-style attack out of necessity after Chazzy Thomas was injured in the next-to-last game of the year.
Morgantown sure seems to have adjusted well, as Shane Commodore (13 rushes, 153 yards) and Alex Weidman (nine carries, 148 yards) more than picked up the slack in last week's 49-28 win over the Big Blacks.
"That shows what kind of program they are," Seals said, "when they lose a kid that's a phenomenal runner like Chazzy Thomas and just keep plugging away. They sure don't look like a different program. They're still doing the same thing scheme-wise. They're so good up front."
Both coaches dismissed the long trip as having any effect on the game, and in fact it was Bowers' decision to have the Mohigans make the long journey on a Friday night.
"We play on Friday nights throughout the whole season," Bowers said. "The kids get up on Friday and go to school just like they normally would. We'll get part way and get some lunch at Charleston. We'll do some walk-throughs at Laidley Field and hopefully we'll get off the bus with a determined, focused mentality and the kids will come out ready to play. It's playoff time, so that shouldn't be a problem."
The survivor faces the winner of No. 1 Cabell Midland and No. 8 Spring Valley in the semifinals.
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