Morgantown, WV – It wasn’t the most pretty game today, but at the end of the day West Virginia University is secure at 5-0. The Mountaineer’s pulled off the victory today at Puskar Stadium.
The Mountaineers are now 5-0 on the season with the win today at 2018 Homecoming.
West Virginia turned the ball over four times today at very inopportune times, but the Mountaineers finally pulled away for a 38-22 win over the Jayhawks from Kansas today.
The Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0) came into today’s game sporting one of the top passing attacks in the NCAA. Grier did throw for 332 yards today and at times he did look like a possible Heisman candidate.
However, at times he looked like a young QB that was a still learning what his WR’s could do on the field. When he was in synch with them, they moved the ball well and with purpose. Unfortunately, all three of Will’s picks today came while he was throwing for the endzone. Things like this are what seems to contribute to WVU’s “Red Zone” troubles and shortcomings.
One of the highlights today was running back Leddie Brown carrying the ball 11 times for 107 yards which included a TD. The first score of the day was Brown connecting with QB Will Grier. Will Grier had a horrible game behind an offensive line that was rattled and tore up throughout the game. Grier was sacked 6 times and hurried several more times. With all the sacks, Grier ended up with negative nine yards rushing all day.
The team obviously has room for improvement after today’s game. Even though they are 5-0 and sitting pretty, the team needs to reflect on today’s mistakes and build on them for next week key matchup. They truly don’t have time to tear everything down and build them back up. There’s literally no time at the midpoint of the season.
All the miscues which included three INT’s and many hurried plays are simple fixes as long as the line recognizes and fixes their trouble that they had today. It was obvious that the line was either confused and possibly just not in sync.
The defense came to play today. However, making up for the miscues of the offense at times was too much for them thus allowing a decent number of scores which in turn kept them in the game.