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Mountaineers Look to Contain Baylor’s Charlie Brewer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Baylor’s Charlie Brewer is no stranger to the Mountaineers. 

In fact, the senior quarterback will make his fourth appearance against WVU on Saturday afternoon. 

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound star completed 20 of his 26 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears put up 453 total yards of offense in the 17-14 victory at McLane Stadium. 

Against Kansas last Saturday Brewer connected on 15 of 23 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.

Mountaineer head coach Neal Brown knows the Austin, Texas native is a “winner”.

“That’s about as good a compliment I could give,” Brown said. “He’s a winner and he’s won at every level, comes from a winning family.” 

During his last two seasons at Baylor, that is exactly what Brewer has done.

“He doesn’t necessarily wow you with anything specifically but he’s really sound at just about everything,” WVU co-defensive coordinator Jahmile Addae said. “He can move the ball with his feet. He manages the offense really well. He’s shown the ability to make all the throws and for that he’s not single faceted. He’s multi-faceted. That presents a problem. He has some good targets. When you have a guy that knows where to go with the ball, is savy, has the experience that he has and has targets that can make plays, it presents a problem.”

The Mountaineers’ defense must try and contain the senior. 

So far this season, WVU’s opponents have completed 24 of 39 passes for an average of 135 yards per game. Opposing offenses have scored just one passing touchdown in two games.

On the ground, opponents are averaging 139 yards per contest. 

If the Mountaineers want to down the Bears, the defense will have to subdue Brewer and his receiving corps.

Game time is slated for noon ET on ABC. 

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Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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