The first game of the season usually offers numerous opportunities for film study, whether to analyze changes in offensive and defensive game plans and call, or to evaluate the play of newcomers and those moving up the depth chart.

That is certainly the case with West Virginia's 38-31 loss to Pitt in the 2022 Backyard Brawl, which opened the Mountaineers' season for only the ninth time in their history. As in any contest of this nature, with its back and forth momentum changes, there were both positives and negatives to run through the projector.

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  • Pitt
  • Wvu
  • Sport
  • American Football
  • C.j. Donaldson
  • Sam Vander Haar
  • Mike O'laughlin
  • Game
  • Ball
  • Tony Mathis
  • Tackle
  • Linebacker
  • Attempt

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