MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia plays its last and most critical game of the season tonight having virtually no idea what to expect from South Florida's offense.
But, hey, the Mountaineers aren't alone. USF plays its last and most critical game of the season tonight with the same huge question mark.
While WVU pretty much knows what's on the line when the teams meet at Raymond James Stadium -- a share of the Big East title and a chance to keep alive its hopes for a BCS bowl berth -- the Bulls have something to play for, too. USF is just 1-5 in the Big East, but 5-6 overall and a win away from bowl eligibility.
The big mystery for both teams, though, is the status of USF quarterback B.J. Daniels. Whether he is able to recover from a shoulder sprain suffered two weeks ago in a loss to Miami could have the biggest impact on the outcome.
It is likely to be a game-time decision.
"I just don't know that he's going to be able to have the velocity on his ball or be able to protect himself,'' South Florida coach Skip Holtz said. "And those are the things that we're looking at right now.
"We know he can go out and run around right now because his legs are fine. We're just going to see how he continues to rehab and heal as we go through the course of the week.''
How important is Daniels? Well, two years ago when the teams played he was magnificent, running for 104 yards and throwing for 232 in a 30-19 win. He outgained the Mountaineers by himself, 336-323, and threw three touchdown passes.
Then a year ago in Morgantown, West Virginia intercepted Daniels three times, sacked him four times and the Mountaineers won 20-6.