The West Virginia Mountaineers rolled into the week on a high note as the No. 6-ranked team in the country and had a chance to climb even higher. Instead, West Virginia was wiped out by Iowa State.
West Virginia jumped out to a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter, but Iowa State quickly answered back with a score of its own. When the Cyclones took a 13-7 lead before the end of the first quarter, everything came tumbling down for the Mountaineers.
A team that never needed to make a comeback this year until Saturday showed an inability to do so throughout this game. Short drives quickly became the norm for West Virginia and a prolific passing game produced just 100 yards, meanwhile, Grier spent much of the game on his back and was hit repeatedly.
Behind a dominant performance by its defense and great control of the football to kill the clock, Iowa State coasted to a 30-14 victory for one of the bigger upsets in a Saturday filled with them.
As the final seconds ticked away, Twitter didn’t hold back from roasting the Mountaineers after a stunning loss.
West Virginia got exposed like I knew they would ?
— Charles James II (@CJDeuce_) October 14, 2018
“Run the ball on the first two downs it’ll work” – Probably WVU offensive coordinator
— Dustin Corley (@dustin_corley) October 14, 2018
#6 West Virginia lost ??????
— Stephanie Johnson (@Stephs_BigRep13) October 14, 2018
Not gonna lie, that’s the worst game I’ve ever seen the mountaineers play offensively. I lived through Skyler Howard and Paul Millard at QB and I’ve never seen them play that bad.
— John Bowman (@JohnDB_) October 14, 2018
West Virginia has yet to come back from any type of deficit through 6 games.
Didn’t trail at all during the 5-0 start.
Once they fell behind tonight, they never regained the lead.
— Joedy McCreary (@JoedyAP) October 14, 2018
? Country roads, take them home ?
— Iowa State University Police Department (@ISUPD) October 14, 2018
— New Account (@ftbeard_17) October 14, 2018
The state of West Virginia has been put on a depression advisory. Please be aware and use caution pic.twitter.com/bwbEIAiCaN
— WVU Barstool (@WVUBarstool) October 14, 2018
West Virginia’s going to leave Ames covered in tire tracks and scorch marks, my goodness.
— Adam S. Pumpkins-Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) October 14, 2018