Big Game Series - University of Maryland @ West Virginia University September 25, 2015 09:00

The standings so far...

Win Loss
Alec 3 1
Maryanne 1 3

   

University of Maryland vs. West Virginia University

Saturday, September 26th at 3pm EST on Fox Sports 1

Tag #BundleUpBGS on social media! We want to see how you are supporting your teams this weekend!

The Match-up

 The Maryland Terrapins have had a roller coaster of a season to this point. After a blowout victory over the Spiders of Richmond, they followed with a lopsided loss to the Bowling Green Falcons, and last week beat South Florida by a couple of scores. On the other side of the ball, the West Virginia Mountaineers have started the season against a couple of cupcake teams (yum, cupcakes!) in Georgia Southern and Liberty. This will be a true test to see if the Mountaineers are an actual force to be reckoned with and if the Terrapins can right the ship and get on a winning streak before conference play starts.

The Prediction
University of Maryland - 17
West Virginia University - 37

 -Alec  

Cute Guy Watch 

Do you ever really look at those player photos on TV at the beginning of the football games? The typical image I see in my head is scowling, mean, and the personality that they have always hated their picture being taken. Looking through the University of Maryland's lineup was very different than what you see on TV. I browsed through several people before ultimately picking Wes Brown, running back for Maryland, for our Cute Guy Watch. Doesn't his smile just make you so happy!? Wes, thanks for making our day. Big smiles right back at ya!

  
Source: UMTerps Website

Mascot Match-up

I wasn't positive about what exactly a terrapin is, so I googled to confirm it is indeed a type of turtle. What's the difference between a turtle, terrapin, and tortoise you ask? Their differences actually lie in where they live, and not what they look like! If you're interested in learning more, click here to read all about their differences.

This week we'll look at a terrapin going up against a mountaineer. The WVU mountaineer mascot carries a musket (shoutout to my good friends Hillary and Karen) and wears a pretty sweet raccoon hat. I've seen fringed boots and jackets come back into style so he's also got that going for him. On the other hand, the terrapin has a hard shell to help protect itself from the mountaineer. Unfortunately the terrapin has slow speed as a disadvantage, so I'm forced to give this one to the mountaineers.

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

The first day of Fall was earlier this week and we are beyond excited for that cool breeze to start rolling in! Don't forget that our flower pins can be ordered individually and you can choose the option of a gem or button center! Here is what we recommend to cheer on the University of Maryland:

  

And this is what we suggest for West Virginia University:

  

Don't forget to tag #BundleUpBGS on social media this weekend for a chance to have your picture featured on the blog next week!

-Maryanne

Are you cheering for either of these universities this weekend? Who else will you be watching? Leave us a comment below!