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WVU Football Considered to Have Third-Toughest Schedule



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If Neal Brown’s WVU football team is going to prove people wrong and have a successful season in 2023, they are going to have to do it by overcoming one of the toughest schedules in the country.

Based on records from 2022, PFF ranks West Virginia’s schedule as the third toughest among Power 5 programs. Only South Carolina and Michigan State have a tougher road ahead than the Mountaineers.

While every season is different and surprises like TCU in 2022 are guaranteed to happen, there’s a lot to support WVU having one of the more difficult schedules. West Virginia even opens the season against possibly the best team they will face all year at Penn State.

Factor starting off with the defending Rose Bowl champions, meeting another major conference rival in Pitt a couple week later and then embarking on a Big 12 schedule that has the Mountaineers on the road in some of the biggest games and things certainly won’t be easy for Brown and his team.

WVU’s tough schedule has helped to lead most in media to predict West Virginia to finish in last place in the Big 12. Brown and WVU director of athletics Wren Baker both disagree with those predictions.


In a related story, Brown guarantees WVU football will be better than people think.

Neal Brown Guarantees West Virginia Won’t Finish Last in Big 12

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