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Notes from WVU football

November 3, 2011 - Jim Butta
Reading the weekly press releases by WVU is always something I look forward to doing.

Here are a few tidbits from this week's contest with unranked Louisville.

West Virginia is averaging 489.9 yards per game of total offense in 2011, ranking No. 1 in the Big East and No. 13 nationally. The Mountaineer defense is giving up 321.4 yards per game, ranking No. 3 in the Big East and No. 21 nationally.

West Virginia, Alabama, Boise State, Ohio, Standord and Wisconsin are the only schools in the country to rank in the Top 25 nationally in both total offense and total defense.

The inaugural West Virginia football Mountaineer Mantrip, a team walk set to rally WVU fans before each home game this season, made its debut on Sunday, Sept. 4, prior to the Mountaineers' 2011 season opener against Marshall.

The Mantrip, named after the shuttle that typically transports miners down into the underground mine at the start of their shift, will take place before every home game this season.

The 2011 season marks the 32nd season of competition for WVU at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. WVU holds a 145-50-4 (.740) all-time record at the facility, which opened in 1980.

WVU is 134-106-6 all-time against current members of the Big East Conference, including a 10-2 mark against Louisville.


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