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Sills Named Biletnikoff Semi-finalist, Grier wins another Newcomer of the Week

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The awards just keep piling up.

David Sills V was named to the semi-finalist list for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the best wide receiver in college football. I’m not sure if you West Virginia fans know, but Sills was once recruited as a middle schooler by Lane Kiffin when he was at USC. Now at WVU, Sills leads the nation in touchdown receptions. Sills is so efficient at catching touchdowns that he has nearly lapped the field of receivers. Sills has 18 endzone catches while Washington State receiver Tavares Martin Jr., Courtland Sutton of SMU and Anthony Miller of Memphis have 11, the second most in the country. You can lead the country in touchdown catches when you do things like this.

Speaking of passing touchdowns, the quarterback who is second in the nation in passing touchdowns won the Newcomer of the Week award in the Big 12...again. Stop me if you’ve heard this once, or twice, or thrice or four times before. For the fifth time this season, Will Grier was named the Newcomer of the Week after he torched the Kansas State secondary for 372 yards and four touchdowns. Grier’s scrambling Hail Mary heave at the end of the first half broke the Wildcats back.

The West Virginia-Oklahoma Sooners game on November 25 has been placed on a 6-day window. The game time will be announced after this Saturday’s slate of games including West Virginia’s Senior Day against the Texas Longhorns. The game will be televised either on ABC or ESPN.

David Sills is gaining all of the national attention thanks to his touchdown catches but have you taken notice of Ka’Raun White? White has caught the attention of several people as he has started to believe in himself and make plays. The last six games White has averaged 117 yards, 20+ yards per catch and has caught 8 touchdowns himself.