It's certainly not a neutral field by any stretch of the imagination, but the location has to favor the Mountaineers over playing in College Park. It's not Maryland's home field and it's in a region that WVU has mined in recruiting quite successfully in recent years, including grabbing Tavon Austin from there. The team's highest-rated commitment for next season, quarterback William Crest, is from Baltimore.
"Maryland is a huge recruiting base for us and it's an important game for our fans,'' Holgorsen said. "And it's an important game for them and their fans, as well. It's always big in recruiting.''
BRIEFLY: The Big 12 announced Monday that next week's game between WVU and Oklahoma State in Morgantown will be a noon start. The game will be televised by either ABC, ESPN or ESPNU, the final decision on that coming after this Saturday's games.
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