WVU Will Grier showed his rust in the 1st Qtr by throwing an interception, Then RB Leddie Brown fumbled the ball. Finally, late in the 2nd half WV’s D caused and recovered a KS fumble. However both Grier and QB Jack Allison both threw interceptions. I agree with Grier’s comment after the game that these turn-overs have to be cleaned up. Another area of concern is the lack of turn-over caused by WV’s Defense. Also, Staley needs to work on field goal accuracy.
Overall, I was impressed with the depth and play of both WVUs’ offense and defense. Going into the season there were a lot of questions concerning WVUs defense, especially its depth. What I saw today should quiet most of this negativity.
Even though Grier threw 2 ints today, he threw 5 TD passes, 3 of which went to David Sills. Grier completed 71% of his passes for 356 yards. This should go along way to keep him in the Heisman talks.
I liked the speed and energy WVU played with today on both defense and offense. Going forward, I do have concerns with the play of the safeties and corners.