It was a week where the WVU football team put together its most complete game to date. Will the grades be high to reflect that effort? Most of them do. Let's take a look:
Another record setting day at Mylan Puskar Stadium, even in cold and wet conditions. Balance was finally achieved with a knockout running game for the first time to compliment the passing game.
Running Backs: A+
WOW! Welcome to the party Dustin Garrison. When his stats were shown up on the ribbon board 3/4-way through the second quarter I thought they had to be his season/career numbers. Little did I know. Shawne Alston is becoming a nice power contributor here as well.
Geno was solid and effective, throwing for "only" 238 yards, but 3 touchdowns on a day where throwing wasn't really all that necessary.
Another 100 yard receiving game from Stedman Bailey this week. This gives WVU seven 100 yard receivers through 5 games.
Offensive Line: A+
The much maligned offensive line worked together marvelously this past weekend, opening up huge lanes for the runners and giving Geno plenty of time.
4 turnovers generated and only 217 yards allowed makes for a banner day on defense against a team that is used to generating plenty of offense.
Special Teams: C
Shanked punt (again) and several long returns allowed on kickoffs.
Only 1 penalty for 10 yards on the day.
Yes, it was cold and wet, but like Coach Holgorsen just said a few minutes ago, we only get 7 chances a year to see this team play at home. The attendance was pitiful a week after it may have been at its best. Those in attendance were fairly loud, louder than the numbers probably should have generated.