MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–It’s easy to place blame on Austin Kendall for all of West Virginia’s offensive woes. However, the junior quarterback hasn’t had the most help from his supporting cast, especially the receiving corps.
Dropped passes has been a common theme for the young Mountaineer receivers all season. On Saturday, the wide outs dropped seven passes.
Sam James had 223 receiving yards but he dropped five passes himself.
That along with other mistakes aren’t helping anyone’s cause.
“The same things that plague redshirt junior Jarret (Doege) are the same things that plague Austin,” WVU head coach Neal Brown said. “We drop the ball, we didn’t do a great job in protection.”
The dropped pass issue is most likely just a mental issue amongst the receivers.
“It’s just attention to detail,” James said. “Focus. The drops are lack of focus. That’s what that was.”
And the wide outs are working diligently to fix the issue that plagues them.
” (We are) just practicing, catching balls every day off the jugs,”
The Mountaineers have even added a machine to catch tennis balls in the team room to help.
Cover Photo Credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS