Garrett Greene is going to surprise a lot of teams
MORGANTOWN,WV—Last season Mountaineer quarterback Garrett Greene led his Mountaineers to a 23-20 victory over Oklahoma breaking a ten year losing streak against the Sooners. The Mountaineers could never seem to pull out a win versus the Sooners since they joined the Big 12 in 2012.
The big question now is: Can Greene and his Mountaineers pull out a victory in front of a sellout crowd on national TV in the season opener at Beaver Stadium? WVU is 1-27 at Beaver Stadium. A lopsided record to say the least. It’s hard enough to beat Penn State at home yet alone on the road. The last time WVU beat Penn State was 1988 when the Nittany Lions couldn’t handle versatile quarterback Major Harris who could run and throw. The Mountaineers crushed PSU 51-30 en route to an undefeated season and a berth in the national championship game against Notre Dame. WVU’s all-time record against Penn State is 9-48-2.
Greene is a dual threat quarterback similar to Harris. Last year against OU, he passed for 138 yards and a TD and rushed for 119 yards and two TD’s. The Sooners led most of the game. In the 4th quarter Greene never gave up and scrambled for an 11 yard TD which tied the game 20-20 after a Casey Legg extra point.
Greene is a fighter and “never say die” type of gutsy quarterback. This one time baseball player turned to football and the rest is history. Greene wanted to play professional baseball and was good enough to do it. Baseball was his first love. Greene’s father Charlie was a Major League catcher and still works in the Milwaukee Brewer organization.
Garrett understands how to work and bond with his teammates.He’s a fighter who will do what he can to win games. Let’s hope he breaks another losing streak and shocks the football world. It takes a lot of faith to believe WVU can go into a den of Lions and pull out a victory but I think Greene and company will do it in a close game.