WVU’s Holgorsen Breaks Down The Winning Two-Point Play
AUSTIN, Texas — West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen knew he was going for two if West Virginia managed to score a touchdown in the waning seconds of his team’s visit to Austin. He explained the process and the options of the play in his upbeat postgame press conference after the Mountaineers’ 42-41 win.
“It was an easy decision. If you put the fate of the game in No. 7’s (Will Grier’s) hands, I feel pretty good about it. We had that decision made before we even took the field.
“I felt confident with our offense at that point. Both defenses were having a hard time stopping the offenses. But I think both offenses were doing a good job. We took the field, you know, and I had confidence in Will to go out there and move us down the field. We
did. We executed a two-minute drive, scored a touchdown.
“The decision was already made. We’ve had this two-point conversion in our back pocket all year. Got a lot of options. You put No. 7 in a position to where he has different options, he’s going to be tough to stop. He executed it twice. I wasn’t going to out-smart anybody. We weren’t going to call a different play than what we did. Was happy that he was able to be able to finish it the right way.”