MORGANTOWN, W.Va.Whew! The MetroNews panel sure is thankful Thursday night’s Texas A&M-South Carolina game kicked off too early to make the picks list. Outside of Kevin “One-Trick Pony” Sumlin, who saw that coming?

Perhaps more surprises are in store Saturday, when the Mountaineers face a mountainous point spread against No. 2 Alabama. Though the panelists aren’t buying into an upset, neither are they projecting the Crimson Tide to cover:

Week 1
Brad
Howe

Randy
Gyorko

Kyle
Wiggs
Garrett
Cullen
Alabama (-26)
vs. West Virginia
Alabama
35-10
Alabama
31-17
Alabama
31-14
Alabama
31-17
Marshall (-24)
at Miami, Ohio
Marshall
42-20
Marshall
34-27
Marshall
34-14
Marshall
42-24
Florida State (-17.5)
vs. Oklahoma State
Florida St.
42-20
Florida St.
42-20
Florida St.
31-10
Florida St.
44-24
Wisconsin
vs. LSU (-5)
LSU
24-21
Wisconsin
24-22
Wisconsin
20-14
LSU
21-17
Clemson
at Georgia (-7.5)
Georgia
35-27
Georgia
27-21
Georgia
27-14
Clemson
24-23
Penn State vs.
Central Florida (-2)
Penn State
24-20
Penn State
28-24
UCF
27-24
Penn State
3-nil
Ohio State (-16)
at Navy
Ohio State
35-17
Ohio State
34-17
Ohio State
26-20
Ohio State
31-23
UCLA (-21)
at Virginia
UCLA
31-17
UCLA
33-10
UCLA
31-7
UCLA
30-17
Utah State at
Tennessee (-6)
Tennessee
28-21
Tennessee
44-34
Tennessee
24-21
Tennessee
24-14
Miami at
Louisville (-3.5)
Louisville
27-24
Louisville
30-24
Louisville
32-28
Miami
31-21
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Week 1
Hoppy
Kercheval

Allan
Taylor

Greg
Hunter

Travis
Jones
Alabama (-26)
vs. West Virginia
Alabama
34-17
Alabama
38-16
Alabama
35-24
Alabama
37-14
Marshall (-24)
at Miami, Ohio
Marshall
42-21
Marshall
44-31
Marshall
42-14
Marshall
35-17
Florida State (-17.5)
vs. Oklahoma State
Florida St.
48-24
Florida St.
27-17
Florida St.
38-21
Florida St.
42-21
Wisconsin
vs. LSU (-5)
LSU
21-17
LSU
24-21
Wisconsin
21-17
LSU
28-24
Clemson at
Georgia (-7.5)
Georgia
31-21
Georgia
31-24
Georgia
28-24
Georgia
27-20
Penn State vs.
Central Florida (-2)
UCF
28-27
UCF
23-21
Penn State
24-23
Penn State
31-28
Ohio State (-16)
at Navy
Ohio State
31-17
Ohio State
27-17
Ohio State
21-20
Ohio State
28-24
UCLA (-21)
at Virginia
UCLA
41-14
UCLA
30-13
UCLA
42-21
UCLA
41-20
Utah State at
Tennessee (-6)
Tennessee
31-20
Tennessee
33-31
Utah State
27-22
Tennessee
31-10
Miami at
Louisville (-3.5)
Louisville
34-24
Miami
23-21
Louisville
10-9
Louisville
30-24
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Comments

  • DimonDave

    Dimon Dave heer agin. Ningee chop da hol dern piks panl !!!!

    Wes Gwo Mounteers !!!!!!!!!!!

  • winnston

    If I sucked my living out of these young men I would not pick them to lose but they may get paid for there picks the talking heads that is next weeks interviews would be short if I was one of the players or a coach.

  • Ole Sasquatch

    These guys know about as much about football as Barack O'bama.
    "Were coming for yooouu! Barack O'Bama!"

  • Dave

    The Voice of West Virginia. Look at the picture of these clowns. Everyone picks a blowout but Hunter. Why don't you have your Marshall clown hats on. To these guys this is just a little childish game they play to see who's picks are the best at the end of the year. Where is your pride for the State of West Virginia? Where is your support for the Old Gold and Blue?

    • notorious

      They're sportswriters, not cheerleaders.

    • smackdabwv

      Lets see where is my pride in the old gold and blue? Maybe I was distracted by our million dollar coaches wearing black and white!?? I hope I see that old gold and blue on the sidelines tomorrow! Regardless I am saying Let's GOOO Mountaineers!

  • JTL

    There is a different vibe among the players and coaches this year. I agree with DWM but also think we could very easily pull this one out. Key will be our D-line not getting worn down by Alabama's offense.

    If our offense can move the ball allowing our defense much needed rest on the sidelines this could be a special game.

    • JTL

      Another key will be surprising Alabama with our offense most notably the QB and receivers. If they are as improved as has been said then Bama has no real game footage of us with our current team. I hope Kevin White emerges as well as a playmaker as has been talked about. I don't think any coach in the nation has a doubt about our run game potential.

      • WSC

        Tempo! We have got to play our game with success! Tempo and scores! Good special teams play is a must! And get the heat on their QB! And turnovers, we have to force turnovers!

  • Country Roads

    WVU 47 Alabama 42.......WVU 7 and 5.....WVU will bet Alabama, Townsend, Maryland, Oklahoma, TCU, Kansas, Iowa St....Could be better.....This is what I would bet on 7 and 5 for sure....With 7 wins I will see you all at a bowl game....

  • Sam

    I'm somewhat amazed every single panelist picked us t beat the spread, the past does not dictate the future, but we have been bad against the spread , especially away from home, under Holgorsen

  • Sam

    Bama 41-9

  • leroy j gibbs

    WVU 38 BAMA 35 MARK MY WORDS!

  • TruthTeller

    Well the MetroNews team finally showed that they bleed Green and White. I will no longer support these traitors as well. This will be my
    last post on this web site. Good Luck to the Gold and Blue. The real team that represents
    the great state of West Virginia!!!!

    • pirate

      IMG BABY

    • antitruthteller

      so you would rather everything be sunshine and rainbows and always pick them to win? It is afterall Alabama they are playing. Get over yourself. I doubt it will be a blowout, but to stomp around because noone picks the team you want is childish.

      • WSC

        truth teller is a sorry feller! And don't pick on Marshall! They have nothing to do with this! We can win this game if we play our game! But I believe a close game is a victory!

  • DWM

    You guys are underestimating the improvement in our team and underestimating the impact a new QB and system will have on their team. I'm guessing 27-21 Alabama and it will be close to the end. Maybe 21-20 Dub V mid fourth quarter and they go on a long drive, punish us with a steady diet of TJ Yeldon, and score the go ahead touchdown late. Our kids are going to play good, we could even pull it out.

    • Coalblooded

      Alright DWM, I agree with what your saying but come on, "dub v" what the heck is that??? WVU!!! Please try not to make us sound anymore stereotypical than we already are!!!

    • Coalblooded

      Alright DWM, I agree with what your saying but come on, "dub v" what the heck is that??? WVU!!! Please try not to make us some anymore stereotypical than we already are!!!

  • Coalblooded

    Thanks for the support news team!!! Great to have your reassurance in our victory! GO EERS!!! Thumbs down to metro news staff!!!

    • Coalblooded

      Lol!!! I hear that!!!

    • cutty77

      What do you expect from WVRC staff. These guys couldn't pick their Nose.

      • Joe

        Cutty77: you, for one, would sure know about picking noses. If you dislike the WVRC so much, why do you continue to read this website and continue to post your lies and dishonest statements. No one wants to hear the crap you make up!

  • Holgie

    It's sad when your hometown journalists give you no chance of winning. If I were on this team,
    I wouldn't grant any of them an interview!

  • Christopher West

    West Virginia will beat Bama bookmarklet its going to happen.

  • any major dude

    That Texas A&M game sure made the tempo game look good against that standard, slow S.Carolina old school! Honestly, though, even if USCar played up tempo, they wouldn't have won.