MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia started off the game hot scoring on 7-8 of their offensive drives in the first half. The offense was clicking on all cylinders and it was a well balanced attack in the first half with 22 pass attempts and 22 rushes in route to a 56-20 victory.
The defense struggled to open up the game, allowing the Pirates to move the ball right down the filed to the WVU 7, but would make a stand just holding them to a field goal and the game was 7-3 Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers put up on a offensive display in the first half. Will Grier would go 16-22 329 yards and four touchdowns.
Justin Crawford would have 13 carries 114 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Overall the offense would put up 479 total yards and 49 points in the first half.
There was big plays all over the field and three of them were for touchdowns. Marcus Simms hauled in a 52 yard pass and David Sills would bring in a 75 yard touchdown pass from Will Grier.
Justin Crawford would get in on the action with a 41 yard touchdown run.
In the second half, West Virginia would put the offense on cruise control after a 4 yard touchdown pass to David Sills from Will Grier.
Will would end his day going 19-25 352 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Justin Crawford had 15 rushes, 122 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
David Sills would haul in 7 receptions for 153 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Mountaineers didn’t get much of a test out of the Pirates winning