MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As it turns out, West Virginia will not get a second shot at defending quarterback Josh Jackson this September.
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday afternoon that the league has canceled all non-conference matchups for all of their fall sports teams. West Virginia was scheduled to host Maryland on September 19 at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Maryland is coming off a 3-9 season and Josh Jackson is slated to return as the Terrapins starting signal caller. He defeated the Mountaineers while quarterbacking Virginia Tech in the 2017 season opener.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is reportedly considering a similar conference-only model. If that plan is enacted, West Virginia would also lose their season-opener against Florida State in Atlanta.
This is the second time in three seasons that West Virginia has had a game canceled. Their matchup at North Carolina State in September of 2018 was wiped out by Hurricane Florence.