The weather was warm in Oklahoma, but not enough to spark the Mountaineer offense.
West Virginia fans were hoping to gain a better perspective on the 2013 edition of the team, and in a certain respect their wish was granted. The defense which had a tough season just a year ago had another solid performance. As for the offense, it was another subpar outing. Besides Charles Sims early 75 yard touchdown run, the Mountaineer offense struggled. However, Holgorsen has been encouraged from his team's performance in the first two weeks.
"I like where we're at on all three sides of the ball," said Holgorsen. "We obviously are nowhere near where we need to be, but this team is young. We still have a long season ahead of us to get better."
The offensive woes have been tough to watch for Mountaineer fans, but Holgorsen continues to search for the answer.
"We'll shake it up a good bit this week," said Holgorsen. I'm not happy with where we are in the pass game. We have to be more efficient. Anticipate changes to the starting lineup for wide receivers this week."
A new face could be seen at quarterback on Saturday afternoon when the Mountaineers take on Georgia State at Milan Puskar Stadium. Dana hopes to solve the issue this week.
"We thought Paul gave us the best chance to win the opener and at Oklahoma. We'll continue to give reps to all three," said Holgorsen. "I don't know when somebody will take the bull by the horns, but I hope it's soon.
West Virginia linebacker Doug Rigg took a vicious shot by fellow teammate Karl Joseph Saturday in Norman. Rigg was carted off the field, but was able to fly home with the team just a couple hours later. Holgorsen says that Rigg is doing well.
"Doug is doing well. Luckily and thankfully for us he's fine," said Holgorsen. "He's still a little foggy because of the minor concussion, but other than that he's doing well."
Rigg's status for Saturday's game against Georgia State is still up in the air.
"We'll continue to monitor him day to day," said Holgorsen. "He's questionable for this week, but I'm not ruling him out."
As for the opponent, the Panthers of Georgia State make their first ever trip to Morgantown this Saturday afternoon. They also come in looking for their first win of the season. The Panthers opened up the season against Samford with a loss, 31-21. Chattanooga destroyed Georgia State on their home turf Saturday in the Georgia Dome, 42-14. Effort by the Panthers was questioned late in the game by the fans, but Holgorsen says this team cannot be overlooked.
"We haven't seen anything on film so far that shows they quit," said Holgorsen. "We have to come into this game focused and prepared. As for fans questioning their effort, we are more worried about our schemes and what we have to do to be successful."
The Mountaineers look to get back on track as they square off with Georgia State this week. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.