Published: Wed, September 06, 2017
Sports | By Grace Becker

Freshman QB Josh Jackson stars as Virginia Tech tops West Virginia

Freshman QB Josh Jackson stars as Virginia Tech tops West Virginia

Here are a few of my observations from my obstructed viewpoint just above the Hokie cheering section. Racking up 371 yards and three touchdowns is a big night in any situation.

Similar to Jackson, Grier was making his first start for West Virginia. He answered several times when Virginia Tech had a chance to seize the momentum, and even the final drive was impressive. Hokies coach Justin Fuente used a timeout before the last two plays because he was anxious his defense was getting gassed chasing the shaggy-haired quarterback. "He's a ballplayer. Everything we thought he was, he is".

"If you talk to him or you're around him, he acts much more mature than a freshman", Phillips said of Jackson, "so I wasn't surprised that he was that composed". Was it clean? No. can we get a lot better? "I was awfully proud, probably more than proud I was happy for him because he's worked awfully hard". When Jovon Durante left the program and Marcus Simms was suspended, it definitely hurt the depth.

Hokies senior wide receiver Cam Phillips had seven catches for 138 yards, highlighted by a 32-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.

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"I'm impressed with Will Grier", said ABC commentator and former North Carolina and Texas coach Mack Brown.

4 - Sunday's game will represent the FOURTH time in series history both teams are nationally ranked while playing each other. Most importantly, Jackson did not turn the ball over and was almost flawless after missing an easy touchdown throw to Cam Phillips midway through the first. I really do feel like we played well. "They kind of switched a couple calls, I'd say, that I guess we weren't exactly prepared for".

Of course, the real story of the night was the play of quarterback Josh Jackson. Until fatigue really began to set in late in the game, WVU tackled well.

Grier completed all four of his pass attempts for 35 yards during the possession and connected with Sills on an 11-yard touchdown reception to give the Mountaineers a 7-3 lead with 5:37 remaining before halftime. Tech's defense managed to hold on in the end, but WVU ran 89 plays at a withering tempo against that group.

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Virginia Tech and WVU hadn't played in 12 years and the players on both sides admittedly didn't know much about the previously heated rivalry. "The quarterback's a good player". Tailback Justin Crawford ripped off a 42-yard run, getting the Mountaineers to the Tech 41-yard line. "Then maybe we would have won".

Virginia Tech's new quarterback also had a good day. It's simple. The Hokies did the little things better. Virginia Tech joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004.

After the Mountaineers tied the game on a field goal by Mike Molina that bounced off the goal post, the Hokies immediately regained the lead. "We just made too many mistakes and left too many points out there (Sunday)". The back to back penalties meant WVU faced a third and 27 well out of field goal range. That simply can't happen. Holgorsen can't turn around and make one of his own. He had never missed two such kicks in one game.

The game was in doubt until the very end. Those backups need to gain experience before Tech gets into the meat (read: ACC games) of its schedule. Frank Beamer will be the honorary captain for the Hokies, and West Virginia Hall of Fame coach Don Nehlen will do the honors for the Mountaineers.

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It was nice to have it back, if only for a short time, and it's great that the Hokies, Pitt, Maryland and Penn State are on the schedule in the future.

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