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BREAKING: Austin Kendall Named West Virginia Starting QB

Christopher Hall

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Austin Kendall warming up before the open practice on fan day. Kendall appeared in eight games during his time at Oklahoma and threw for 265 yards on 28-39 and three touchdowns. (Photo by Christopher Hall)

Morgantown, WV — West Virginia head coach Neal Brown announced Austin Kendall as the starting quarterback Tuesday afternoon. The redshirt junior appeared to be the front-runner throughout spring practice and fall camp. However, Brown stated last week that the quarterback battle was “still up in the air.”

That might have been one of those coaching cliches, but Brown stated last week that he wanted to see the film of the second scrimmage before deciding.

Neal explained his decision on Kendall becoming the starter. “Austin Kendall won our starting quarterback job. It was clear after Friday nights scrimmage that he earned it. He’s won the respect of his teammates, he’s done everything he’s supposed to do.”

Kendall didn’t see a lot of time at Oklahoma, due to the fact he was sitting behind the last two Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray the past two years. However, he made the most of his opportunity completing 71.8% of his passes and throwing three touchdown passes.

Austin Kendalls Stats at Oklahoma Kendall was redshirted in 2017

Season GP-GS Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. Avg./Game TD INT LG Rush Yds. Avg./Rush TD LG
2016 2-0 16 22 72.7 143 71.5 2 0 18 6 8 1.3 0 17
2018 6-1 12 17 70.6 122 20.3 1 0 27 7 21 3.0 0 12
Career 8-1 28 39 71.8 265 33.1 3 0 27 13 29 2.2 0 17
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