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Written by Jenn Menendez on .

Halftime update: 

Rutgers 31, West Virginia 21.

The lead changed six times in that first half, incredible considering the conditions.

Lots of areas for concern here for the Mountaineers.

The biggest: this team has given up 80 points in the last six quarters of football.

The offense went 0-for-6 on third down conversions.

Pass coverage has been dicey. Pat Miller was flagged twice for pass interference, the second time giving Rutgers 1st-and-15 when he played the body on a 4th down pass from the 30. The Scarlet Knights scored there and again on its next drive from fourth-and-one.

The last series for West Virginia was also puzzling. The Mountaineers drove down to the 16 and seemed poised for a score but called a timeout on third down with just one second left, went for a field goal.

The holder - Mike Molinari - couldn’t seem to get the ball righted in his hands to allow for the kick attempt.

 Long story, short. Another ugly half for West Virginia.

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Piscataway, N.J.-Yes that's a snowplow on the field. A second pickup with plow is following it. A third and fourth also just joined the fun.

This was taken about two hours before kickoff at High Point Solutions Stadium - the iPhone doesn't do it justice. It's really like a blustery snow globe out there.

Gametime: 3:30 p.m.

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How will this change the game plan of the Mountaineers?

Well, clearly a team that loves to throw the ball may be forced to run it more.

And, remember Rutgers has forced 25 turnovers this year...?

A wet ball, and an aggressive, opportunistic defense. This could be very interesting.

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Eric LeGrand is expected to lead the Scarlet Knights onto the field for Saturday's game.

It will mark the first time LeGrand will be lead his team through the tunnel since he was paralyzed making a tackle against Army in a game at the Meadowlands last season.

Here is video from an ABC piece on LeGrand.

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