Well, if you were wondering going into this game wodnering if WVU could play a sloppy first half and still win by 40+ points, the answer is yes. Despite beating the Delaware State Hornets 59-16, the Mountaineers looked unfocused at times.
WVU came out swinging in this one, starting with Marcus Simms’ 80-yard kickoff return, which led to a Justin Crawford two-yard touchdown run before a minute of game clock had expired. However, the Mountaineers’ sloppiness reared its head on Delaware State’s first offensive possession, when a blown coverage assignment allowed Josh McDaniels to throw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Nyfease West.
Will Grier threw for over 300 yards again, going 19-of-27 for 304 yards and three touchdowns, but he also threw an interception and had difficulties handling snaps a few times in the first half. Much like last week, Chris Chugunov replaced Grier in the 3rd quarter.
Justin Crawford had another impressive performance, gaining 102 yards and scoring three touchdowns on 15 carries. Kennedy McKoy did not play due to a suspension for a violation of team rules.
WVU becomes 2-0 at home with this win, and will go on the road next Saturday, Sept. 23, to face the Kansas Jayhawks.