WVU's Holgorsen says Mountaineers better be ready for Iowa State

West Virginia University Head Coach Dana Holgorsen talks about Saturday's upcoming game with Iowa State. (West Virginia University Athletics)

West Virginia University Coach Dana Holgorsen said that Iowa State’s current losing record is deceiving and the Mountaineers better be ready to play.

“These guys don’t care who they’re playing,” Holgorsen said during a news conference Tuesday. “They’re going to line up and play the same. They’re a well-coached, disciplined bunch that continues to get better. Don’t care if they’re 2-3 or 5-0. That doesn’t make any difference to me or our team.”

Iowa State, 2-3, has had an up-and-down year so far. This past weekend the Cyclones downed Oklahoma State, 48-42.

“Obviously, they’re coming off a big win at Oklahoma State – a hard place to play. They competed hard and won that game. Shoot, the weekend before they went to TCU and competed hard down there as well,” Holgorsen said.

Iowa state narrowly lost that game to TCU, 17-14.

Meanwhile, WVU will put its perfect record on the line when it travels to Iowa.

WVU is 5-0 after this past weekend’s victory over Kansas, a game the Mountaineers won in Morgantown 38-22. The Mountaineers are ranked No. 6 in the latest poll by The Associated Press.

The game between WVU and Iowa State is Ames, Iowa, kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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