West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, in the lead-up to Saturday’s game against Maryland, said that his team’s 37-0 loss to the Terrapins at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore back in 2013 was the “worst defeat [he has] ever taken.”
That would mean that Saturday in Morgantown was something of a redemption game for the head coach. And a 45-6 victory -- which included a 38-0 Mountaineer lead at halftime -- seemed to check the box for Holgorsen.
He was asked during his postgame press conference if this felt like payback. Before the reporter could fully finish his question, Holgorsen interjected.
“We rectified that in the first half,” he said plainly.
He lifted the bottle of water sitting to his right and took a drink. He then put the bottle down and winked. Watch it here, starting at the 2:55 mark.
There was light laughter in the press conference.
Holgorsen’s West Virginia offense rolled up more than 600 yards of total offense on Maryland and forced six turnovers. The Mountaineers have now beaten Maryland two years in a row, following that 2013 loss.