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Mountaineers and Hokies First Half Recap

Christopher Hall

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Virginia Tech won the toss to start the game and differed to the second half.

Will Grier and the West Virginia offense started off with a three and out but Tony Gibson’s DAWGS would return the favor.

On the second series for the Hokies they would march down the field and would have first and goal after a 28 yard pass from quarterback Josh Jackson to Cam Phillips, but the Mountaineer defense would make a stand and hold Virginia Tech to a field goal.

On West Virginia’s 4th series, Will Grier and the offense started to move the ball down the field and would face a 4th and 22 from the Virginia Tech 22 and would run a play action boot leg to the left that resulted in an interception.

The Mountaineer defense would make two more stops then the offense would drive down the field 86 yards, capped off by an 11 yard touchdown reception by wide receiver David Stills and West Virginia would take a 7-3 lead with  5:37 left in the first half.

On the ensuing drive, The hokies would drive down the field with two unbelievable catches , another one by Cam Camp Phillips for 28 yards then by C.J. Carroll to get the Hokies down to the West Virginia 8.

Josh Jackson would finish the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run to take the lead back for the Hokies 10-7 with 31 seconds left in the half.

Needless to say, its been a defensive battle in the first half.  West Virginia started to move the ball with a little more ease and looks to be wearing out the Hokie defense.

West Virginia has 220 total yards on offense, while the Hokies have 165 yards.

The Mountaineers have out rushed Virginia Tech 115 yards to 68.

Will Grier – 15-24, 15 yards, 1 TD 1 INT

Josh Jackson – 7-14, 97 yards

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