"We knew it was going to be a dogfight throughout it all".
Still, for an offense with new starters at quarterback, two receiver spots, and two offensive-line positions, any loss of prep time could be hard.
Justin Crawford gave the Mountaineers the big play it needed in the second quarter, busting through the line for a 42-yard run to flip field position.
The game was Virginia Tech redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson's first start and it was evident why he won the competition in fall camp to be the Hokies' starter. The early performances were impressive, considering the Hokies averaged 35.0 points per game last season, while the Mountaineers countered with 31.2. Virginia Tech doesn't have a single West Virginian on its roster while the Mountaineers have just TWO - starting wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. and backup running back Lorenzo Dorr.
West Virginia: Along with breaking in Grier, West Virginia is looking to find him some reliable targets from an inexperienced bunch. His best drive came later in the fourth quarter.
Strong debut for Jackson - This actually comes as no surprise to the coaching staff. "At the same time, we wanted a dogfight, throughout it all".
Virginia Tech will meet Delaware Saturday for their home opener, while West Virginia will also host their home opener Saturday vs East Carolina. It was the Hokies' first-ever win over a ranked opponent in a season opener. No matter what happened, Grier always looked like he was ready to make the next play.
"It's like I said a week ago, I think those three are primed for huge years, ' said Holgorsen".
Positive notes included the play of Florida transfer Will Grier, who rebounded from a slow start to throw for 371 yards on 31-of-53 passing with three touchdowns and a pick. He finished with 51 yards on eight carries.
Slye entered the game 45 of 49 from inside 40 yards, and he made his first Sunday, bumping his career accuracy to 92 percent at that range. We also made some big-time stops.
Jennings' 60-yard catch and run with 12:37 remaining tied the score at 24. You could tell he was an experienced guy. "Got a lot of respect for this program who we're about to play but I'm excited that this rivalry is kicking back off again".
Edmunds said, "I'd say he (Grier) was good".
Jackson was a flawless 3-for-3 for 40 yards on the go-ahead possession.
In the first meeting between the contentious border rivals since 2005, Virginia Tech players and fans began celebrating wildly after the final snap, when Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier threw incomplete as the clock expired. The Hokies did miss a couple of makeable field goals which kept the game within reach. They proved that they both earned their top 25 preseason rankings on Sunday. The Hokies have scored in 284 consecutive games, the seventh-longest streak in Division I history and the fifth-longest active streak. The Mountaineers will get a big turnover on defense to swing the momentum to their side in the late third quarter.
"It was a lot like I thought it would be - both teams, West Virginia and Virginia Tech, very athletic", Rocco said.
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