The most remarkable occurrence among the many that happened here Saturday was not that West Virginia won against a team that held it without a point and just 175 yards of offense last season.
It was that the Mountaineers made so many errors that would have easily explained another loss to Maryland, but still prevailed.
WVU weathered everything it did to itself on a rainy, gloomy day, be it special teams errors, dropped interceptions, turnovers or empty scoring opportunities, to beat the Terrapins 40-37 before a crowd of 48,154 at Byrd Stadium.
“Everyone needed this game,” Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said. “What a game. I don’t know if I’ve ever been a part of a game when the momentum swings went back and forth that drastically. I’m proud our team was able to get the victory at the end.”