WVU defense improving, set for Terps' test

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen isn't sold yet on his improved defense.

Holgorsen says the unit that was plain terrible last year but has been holding opponents to 13 points a game will get its stiffest challenge yet on Saturday against unbeaten Maryland in Baltimore.

Holgorsen says the Terrapins' offense has big play potential and he's excited to see how his players will react.

C.J. Brown threw for 277 yards, ran for 122 more and accounted for two touchdowns last week to lead Maryland (3-0) to a 32-21 win over Connecticut.

West Virginia's pass defense ranks eighth in the nation, allowing 137 yards per game. The Mountaineers (2-1) have given up two touchdown passes so far after allowing 38 a year ago.

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