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Halftime Report: Red-Hot Offense has WVU up 24-10 over K-State

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After a slow start, West Virginia’s offense caught fire in the second quarter to put the Mountaineers up 24-10 at halftime against Kansas State.

  • The Mountaineer offense started the game very cold. WVU’s first three drives gained 73 yards on 24 plays (3-yard average and ended with a made field goal, a missed field goal and a punt.
  • WVU’s next three drives all produced touchdowns. They gained 186 yards on 16 plays 11.6-yard average).
  • WVU kicker Evan Staley exited the game after suffering an apparent injury on kickoff coverage. Backup Casey Legg has come in and kicked three extra-point attempts.
  • The Mountaineers have absolutely shut down KSU running back Deuce Vaughn. The true freshman had seven carries and two catches and gained just 15 yards.
  • Fellow Wildcat true freshman, quarterback Will Howard, came into teh game with just one interception this season but threw two in the first half. One to Nicktroy Fortune, his first career pick, and the other to Sean Mahone.
  • Running back Alec Sinkfield ripped off a 36-yard run in the second quarter. 36 yards is more than Sinkfield has in his previous two games combined. WVU ran for 102 yards as a team in the first half.
  • KSU’s lone touchdown drive went for nine plays and 73 yards at the end of the half.

West Virginia will receive the ball first in the second half.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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