It’s an unsportsmanlike penalty to flash the “Horns Down” hand sign during Big 12 games against Texas this season, but if everyone’s doing it, is it still a penalty? Well, yes, but that hasn’t stopped anyone.
Before, during and after West Virginia’s 31-23 win over Texas Saturday, the “Horns Down” was alive and thriving in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The fans at Milan Puskar Stadium relished in flashing the “Horns Down” during the game, filling in where the players on the field couldn’t.
Horns down in Morgantown pic.twitter.com/6Abc25zlWr
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— Anastasia (@WVUOU) November 20, 2021
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The fans in attendance weren’t the only ones getting in on the fun either. The 40th Airlift Squadron Screaming Eagles were honored after the third quarter, and the troops flashed the “Horns Down” too.
Horns Down from the troops. pic.twitter.com/X3jKklhi39
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) November 20, 2021
And while the Mountaineer players aren’t allowed to flash the “Horns Down” during the game, the past and present collided with Mountaineers getting in on the fun. WVU redshirt junior wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton — who left the game early but assured fans he was OK on Twitter — expressed his joy in the win, and former WVU star defensive lineman Darius Stills continued to support the Mountaineers from afar.
— Bryce Ford-Wheaton (@Brycewheat3) November 20, 2021
Horns Down Forever 🤘🏾👇🏾
— Darius Stills (@DariusStills56) November 20, 2021
And it wasn’t just the past and present joining in on the fun, the future — already in attendance at Milan Puskar Stadium — made their voices known too. 2022 four-star quarterback commit Nicco Marchiol and 2022 three-star linebacker Raleigh Collins III couldn’t resist either.
— Raleigh Collins III (@_RaleighCollins) November 20, 2021