The Cowboys come into Morgantown fresh off of a open week in the schedule. Coach Mike Gundy hopes he can get his guys to focus early and get back to business as usual.
"We have to get back in the routine," said Gundy. "The off week gave our players three days of rest, but it's time to get back into playing football every week."
Coach Gundy has been to Morgantown before when he was with Maryland, and is excited for the game against the Mountaineers. He also had some nice things to say about the West Virginia fan base.
"The people in West Virginia love football," said Gundy. "The stadium has a great atmosphere, and it should be fun Saturday."
As for his team, the road trip to Morgantown makes six out of the last seven games on the road including the bowl game last season. Coach Gundy hopes this will help the Cowboys.
"We have played six out of seven on the road," said Gundy. "Hopefully this will play to our advatange."
With West Virginia joining the Big 12 last season, the travel for teams has increased tremendously. The flight for the Cowboys will be over two and half hours long before landing in Pittsburgh Friday. Coach Gundy also said the hotel is 45 minutes from the airport and an hour from Morgantown. This travel is a part of the grind of conference play.
Going into week five against the Mountaineers, Coach Gundy has a solid gauge of where his team is at this point in the season. He also hopes his team can improve in a couple of areas.
"We have to get better at tackling especially in conference play," said Gundy. "We have done a good job at protecting the football, and we have to keep it up."
The Cowboys and Mountaineers square off in conference play this Saturday at noon inside Milan Puskar Stadium.