New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Dana Holgorsen reacts to WVU loss

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Mountaineers got handled on Saturday, leaving the program with a bad taste in its mouth.

The West Virginia Mountaineers started out their season looking like national title contenders, only to fall off a preverbial cliff, end up in the Pnstripe Bowl, and get crushed 38-14 by the Syracuse Orange in a snowy Yankee Stadium.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen was of course disappointed with the way his team played, bringing West Virginia's first season as a Big 12 member to a close. Per the Daily Mail:

"It's hard to pinpoint one thing, I think," WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen said. "We did a poor job overcoming adversity. There was a lot of adversity and we did a poor job with it."

However, pinpointing the issue didn't seem to be a problem for offensive coordianator Shannon Dawson, who was very to the point in the Daily Mail's article:

"If you go 0-for on third down and get 280-some yards of offense, you're probably going to get your ass whipped," Dawson said.

Where the program goes from here will be interesting to watch with quarterback and leader Geno Smith headed to the NFL, perhaps as the No. 1 overall pick of either the Kansas City Chiefs or Jacksonville Jaguars.

Steadman Bailey, the team's leading receiver, will also be headed to the next level, leaving the offense with holes to fill.

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