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WVU HC Neal Brown on Oklahoma State Loss: ‘This One Stings More Than Last Week’



WVU Football HC Neal Brown sad

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The loss to Houston in the final seconds was devastating, but the loss to Oklahoma State hurt WVU head coach Neal Brown even more.

“This one stings more than last week,” said a somber Brown after his team lost 48-34 on Saturday. Brown then spent the next few minutes trying to wrap his mind around his team’s lackluster player, most notably on defense.

He also said things like “I know we missed a bunch of them” in reference to the missed tackles. “I’ve never been part of a team that gave up 150 yards to somebody (Ollie Gordon) in the fourth quarter,” added a clearly frustrated Brown.

“They get the ball at midfield and then from then on out it’s the Ollie Gordon show. I don’t know if we tackled him in the fourth quarter. Extremely frustrating.”

Brown then brought up his team struggling on offense early in the game, although Brown then noted how Garrett Greene and company responded well enough to take the lead going into the fourth quarter. “That’s on me. I gotta get the guys ready to play,” said Greene to take the blame for the slow start.

Brown went the other direction and said his quarterback was special most of the night and gave WVU a chance. And while the early mistakes by the offense aren’t excusable, Brown mostly focused on the poor play from the defense as why the Mountaineers suffered their third loss on the season and second straight in conference play.

“We’re up 24-20 in the fourth quarter and we don’t get it done. You have to figure out ways to win when you’re up 24-20 at home.”

The vibes are rough right now, but Brown did continuously mention that he will have to look at the film before being able to fully digest the game and attempt to once again try to correct the issues.

And as Brown literally said, no one is going to feel sorry for the now 4-3 (2-2) Mountaineers no matter what’s caused the slide.

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