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The Proudest Father Alive - Part 2

Week 2:

 

WVU 3

ECU 24

 

 

 

Total Yards

251

386

 

 

 

Pass Yards

72

243

 

 

 

Rush Yards

179

143

 

 

 

TOP

24:19:00

35:41:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVU

Pat White

 11/18

72 yds

0 TD

0 Int

 

 

20 car

97 yds

0 TD

 

 

N. Devine

12 car

94 yds

0 TD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECU

P. Pickney

22/28

236 yds

1 TD

0 Int

 

J. Williams

17 car

69 yds

2 TD

 

 

B. Simmons

16 car

50 yds

0 TD

 

Once again, WVU has some serious clock management issues.  ECU out gains WVU by 135 yds total and 171 in the air.  Pat White’s throwing performance isn’t bad.  He completes 61% of his passes and gains 6.5 yards per pass.  Not great, but obviously not being called to throw down field.  This is odd considering how far WVU fell behind. Pickney had another stellar day exploiting the weakness in WVU pass defense that was exposed in week 1. He threw for 78.6% and averaged 10.7 yards per throw. I am beginning to believe that he is the real deal. Williams and Simmons combined for another fine day rushing for a total of 119 yards.

I think that WVU was seriously overrated beginning the year. I haven’t looked at the ranking for this week, yet. So I can’t comment on how much the consensus has reacted. I also don’t want to get into how much is coaching (i.e. Rich Rod, game planning, scheme, etc.) or how much is personnel since that’s a completely different post and I am grossly under qualified and don’t know enough about the team to comment.  However, it seems that Pat White’s arm is being seriously under utilized.  If WVU keeps this up, they are going to find themselves extremely predictable and in a world of pain.  They still have Colorado, Rutgers, Auburn, Louisville, Pitt, and USF on the schedule.  I wouldn’t look to far past Marshall either, at this point.  I am certainly glad not to be a WVU fan right now.

ECU looks pretty good. Their defense has held its first two opponents to and average of 247 yards per game and their offense looks stout. This is against two teams that were supposed to be a lot better than ECU.  If they keep this up, I expect we shall see them in a late season bowl game with a chance to really prove themselves.  I don’t know who deserves the credit for either finding Pickney or coaching him up, but that man deserves a raise. Or an offer from South Carolina, I would love to have a QB that is a player like that on our team.

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