WVU Starts Slow But Uses Talent Differential For Blowout Win
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – There was no sugarcoating what wasn’t a sweet performance for West Virginia.
The Mountaineers fumbled four times, had three turnovers and otherwise started more sloth-like than stealthy in their 59-16 win over Delaware State. Quarterback Will Grier was missing throws. The usually sure-handed David Sills dropped passes. There was a blown coverage early for another easy 80-plus yard passing touchdown by an opposing team.
But in the end, WVU amassed 538 yards of offense, including 334 yards in the air, Grier had another second half spent mainly on the bench, Justin Crawford ran for three touchdowns and the defense played more than 15 reserves in much-needed spot duty. It was a success, just not of the shiny variety.
Hear Holgorsen’s evaluation, and get status updates on safety Toyous Avery (injury) and running back Kennedy McKoy, who violated team rules and did not play. He is expected back against Kansas.