November 5, 2009

Coverage woes apparent for WVU

MORGANTOWN--Throughout this week's media sessions, the questions have been focused on the secondary. The Mountaineers have relented 610 passing yards in the past two weeks against South Florida (232) and Connecticut (378).The pass defense has fallen from No. 54 nationally to No. 84 among FBS teams in that span.

This isn't a new trend. Auburn (300) and Colorado (292) dissected the secondary in another back-to-back. The last five touchdowns against the WVU defense have been through the air.

"I'm not pleased we gave up touchdown passes," said head coach Bill Stewart. "But if I listened to every person in the country other than myself, Brandon Hogan wouldn't be on the team because I would have thrown him under the bus last season after East Carolina."

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