West Virginia comes into the Russell Athletic Bowl game ranked at No. 16, but an unranked Miami team is favored to win the game by ESPN. This is probably a surprise for Miami fans, as the ‘Canes have had their struggles this season.
Taking a closer look at the West Virginia’s schedule this season, it is noticeable that most of their wins came against opponents with a losing record, in fact they only have two wins against teams that finished the season above .500, and one of those two wins was against Youngstown State.
Miami, a team with four losses was able to amass three wins against opponents that finished the season with a winning record.
West Virginia’s biggest win of the season came against Kansas State (8-4), a game that they won by one point. The mountaineers were down by 13 points entering the fourth quarter, when they scored two touchdowns to seal the game.
Here are some highlights of the game.