The Mountaineers received the opening kickoff to start the game and in the opening drive, West Virginia would march down the field 75 yards in 2 minutes and 16 seconds for a touchdown, capped off by a 5 yard run by Justin Crawford.
East Carolina would take their opening drive down to the seven and the Mountaineer defense would make their stand. The Pirates would put up 3 on the board after a 23 yard field goal.
On West Virginia’s second drive of the game, the Mountaineers would drive 71 yards for the touchdown. Will Grier would find Ka’Raun White in the corner of the end zone on a fade pattern to put the Mountaineers up 14-3.
West Virginia would continue to roll on offense, a 3 play 51 yard drive, finished off by a Kennedy McKoy 14 yard touchdown run.
The Mountaineer offense continued to move the ball down the field with ease. On their 4th drive of the game, Will Grier would find Marcus Simms deep for a 52 yard touchdown pass on a post pattern. West Virginia would take a 25 point lead, 28-3.
The Mountaineer defense would get their first turnover of the year on a Kyzir White interception and Will Grier and the offense would take advantage. Grier would find David Stills in the corner of the end zone for another touchdown.
Justin Crawford had a big run for a 41 yard touchdown run to put the Mountaineers up 42-3.
Kyzir White would grab his 2nd interception at the WVU 14 yard line to end the East Carolina drive.
With 54 seconds left in the half, West Virginia would go 86 yards on 2 plays for a touchdown. Will Grier to David Sills for the 75 yard touchdown pass.
West Virginia scored on 7 of their 8 offensive possessions in the first half. The offense has been unstoppable so far in the game today.
The defense has settled in since East Carolina took the ball down the field on their first drive.
Will Grier 16-22 322 yards 4 TD
Justin Crawford 13 – 114 yards 2 TD
David Sills 6-149 2TD