WATCH: West Virginia drops all 11 defenders in coverage, still gives up first down

By Jesse Reed
Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Prevent defense is for suckers. It really doesn’t work. Ever. Just ask West Virginia, which gave up a first down on third-and-15 against Kansas on Saturday, despite dropping all 11 defenders into coverage.

No. That’s not a typo.

Every. Single. Defender. Dropped. Into. Coverage.

And the Mountaineers still gave up a first down.

Here’s a different look at the same play, in four frames.

That’s just embarrassing on an epic scale.

The entire day has been somewhat of a slog for the No. 9 team in the nation. Will Grier has thrown three interceptions, and the Mountaineers are only up by one touchdown midway through the third quarter.