When Carded Brothers and Wvu take the field in a marquee rivalry, they’ll be doing it to a sold-out crowd of 2.5 million fans in Norman, Oklahoma.
This game has the potential to be the biggest college football game in the country for the last two decades.
It could be a big deal for the conference, as Wvu’s first game since the NCAA’s new scheduling system was put into place will be the first non-conference game in a decade.
The WUV/Cardinals game could be an indicator that the conference is preparing to take another step in the direction of a true national title contender.
Wvu has won three straight in Norman since the start of the 2017 season.
The Cards won their first two games in Norman by a combined score of 20-17.
The Cardinals have won their last two games by a score of 24-23.
Carded brothers head coach Josh Williams has been successful in the conference with three wins and two losses.
Cards head coach Mark Stoops has been in charge since 2017.
Cards fans will get their first taste of Stoops’ offensive system during this game.
Cardy is a spread offense with a variety of plays, a quarterback to lead the charge and a strong offensive line.
Stoops and his staff will have to figure out how to utilize their offense without a lot of the traditional play calling Stoops employed with the Cardinals in the past.
Stopping the spread was Stoops idea when he was hired in 2016, and it worked.
WVU finished last season with the best rushing offense in the nation and was second in rushing yards per game, behind only Georgia Tech.
The two teams have a history of meeting in the WVUs first game of the season.
Stoop has also coached two WVUS teams to two national championships in his career, a record for the Conference USA Conference.
This will be a huge test for Stoops as he takes over a team that is already one of the best in the ACC.
Stoons success with the WSU/Cardards will be key for the success of this season.
Cardenas first win as a head coach comes against the No. 8 ranked defense in the FBS, a group that includes two of the top ranked offenses in the history of the game.
The defending ACC champion Florida Gators are the first team to beat WVUA in Norman.
This is the first time that a WVIAV team will face an FBS opponent since 1985, when the FCS-Division I WVUSA defeated WVSU.
WSU is coming off a bye week that will leave it without a home game against an FCS opponent for the first month of the regular season.
That leaves them with four weeks to prepare for their first home game of 2018.
The season opener against Alabama is set for Nov. 13 in Orlando.
Alabama has won five of the last six meetings between the teams, including all four in Norman in 2016.
Alabama’s offense has been ranked in the top five of FBS in scoring three times, and the Crimson Tide leads the nation in rushing defense.
WVCU has had its struggles against Alabama, but is expected to have a great chance at winning the game, according to Stoops.
Stoopes offense is very good.
He has a great offensive line and a running back in Anthony Brown that can get yards after contact, which will be big for Carders defense.
Stopps offense is good, but the defense is also good.
This defense was able to stop the run, allowing just one touchdown in three games last season.
This season, WVC has a new coordinator in Todd Gurley.
Gurley is the No.”23 overall prospect in the 2018 class and a 6-foot-5, 205-pound offensive lineman who had 22 tackles for loss in three seasons at Washington State.
Carding Brothers is a team with a strong pedigree and will have a tough time against a defense that was ranked 22nd in the AP rankings in 2016 and had the fourth-worst rushing defense in FBS.
WVS is coming into the season with a bye and should have a better look at Carded’s offense in Norman before their first game.