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WVU/Kansas Halftime Observations

WVU/Kansas Halftime Observations

WVU should not only be up 3 points at halftime.  West Virginia’s offense has unfortunately gone back to the ultra-conservative play-calling that we saw in the first two games.

In addition, Austin Kendall does not look comfortable in the pocket.  It appears that he gives up on routes too quickly and is not handling pressure well at all.  On zone reads, he has to keep the ball occasionally (or once!) in order to keep the defense on its heels.

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West Virginia’s defense, with the exception of one possession, has looked absolutely fantastic.  Kansas’ first half was filled with 3 and outs.  Dante Still has put pressure on the quarterback on virtually every passing play.

Although only up 3 points at the half, look for the Mountaineers to open it up offensively and pull away in the 2nd half!

Key stats:

Austin Kendall – 16/25 for 122 yards and 0 touchdowns.  Leddie Brown has 7 carries for 60 yards and Kennedy McCoy has 10 carries for 31 yards.  Sam James has 5 receptions for 30 yards.

Kansas was limited to only 125 total yards in the first half and only 5 downs (1-6 on 3rd downs).

Brad Smith is a Senior Writer for Mountaineer Sports. Smith is among the most influential sports writers in the state of West Virginia and is a proud West Virginia University Graduate. Smith lives with his beautiful wife and children in Morgantown.

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