With the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl coming up December 26, WVU releases their bowl game depth chart. Not good news for those hoping to see Will Grier starting.
Chris Chugunov is listed as the first string quarterback for the Mountaineers, with David Israel listed as second string. A clear indication that the Mountaineers are not looking for Will Grier to start the game or be available.
WVU Releases Bowl Game Depth Chart
Here is the depth chart, per 247Sports:
QB – Chris Chugunov…. David Isreal
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RB – Kennedy McKoy… Martell Pettaway
HB – Elijah Wellman…. Trevon Wesco
WR (X) – David Sills….. Marcus Simms
WR (Z) – Ka’Raun White….. Reggie Roberson
IR (Y) – Gary Jennings…. Ricky Rogers
LT – Yodny Cajuste….. Kelby Wickline
LG – Josh Sills…. Jacob Buccigrossi
C – Matt Jones…. Ray Raulerson
RG – Kyle Bosch…. Grant Lingafelter
RT – Colton McKivitz…….. Isaiah Hardy
DE – Adam Shuler…. Ezekiel Rose
NT – Lamonte McDougle…. Xavier Pegues
DE – Reese Donahue…. Jon Lewis
SAM – Dylan Tonkery…. Quondarius Qualls…. Xavier Preston
MIKE – Al-Rasheed Benton… Hodari Christian
WILL – David Long…. Adam Hensley
LCB – Elijah Battle…. Sean Mahone
RCB – Mike Daniels….. Hakeem Bailey
SPUR – Kyzir White……… Marvin Gross
FS – Kenny Robinson….. JoVanni Stewart
BS – Dravon Askew-Henry… Toyous Avery
K – Evan Staley….. Mike Molina
P – Billy Kinney……. Jonn Young
LS – Nick Meadows….Rex Sunahara
H – Billy Kinney………. Jonn Young
KO – Evan Staley…….. Mike Molina
PR – Marcus Simms….. David Sills
KR – Marcus Simms….. Gary Jennings
On November 18 against Texas the Mountaineer starting quarterback suffered a serious injury to his finger. It later required surgery. Up until now it was unclear whether or not Grier was going to be available in the bowl games.
The Mountaineers will also be without senior starting running back Justin Crawford. He is sitting out the bowl game to make preparations for the 2018 NFL Draft.
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Utah Utes face off for the first time since 1964. Utah won the lone matchup between the two in 1964.
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