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The Smoking Musket Sep 22, 2018
Instant Recap: West Virginia Cruises To Win In Big 12 Opener Behind Grier’s Five Touchdowns

Instant Recap: West Virginia Cruises To Win In Big 12 Opener Behind Grier’s Five Touchdowns

This is how you respond in a conference opener after an unforeseen bye week After being slowed down by an unscheduled bye week due to Hurricane Florence, Will Grier’s Heisman campaign got a huge shot in the arm as the West Virginia Mountaineers dominated the Kansas State Wildcats to a final score of 35-6. Grier got off to what, I guess, could be considered a rocky start early, throwing an interception on West Virginia’s first drive of the game because of some miscommunication with wide receiver Marcus Simms on a deep pass. It wasn’t until West Virginia’s third drive of the game...
The Smoking Musket Sep 11, 2018
The Film Room: The Little Things Needed to Create Big Plays

The Film Room: The Little Things Needed to Create Big Plays

It's generally the things happening away from the ball that make-or-break big play opportunities In his post-game presser after Youngstown State, Dana Holgorsen mentioned the importance of big plays in our offense. It's positive news, then, that in 2018 we've already generated 27 explosive plays (13 runs, 14 passes) in 136 offensive snaps, good for an explosive play percentage of 19.8%, a number which compares very favorably with the best teams in the country. We can all appreciate David Sills "Mossing" somebody for a jump ball in the endzone or Marcus Simms breaking ankles in the open...
The Smoking Musket Sep 10, 2018
WEST BY POD VIRGINIA: Talkin’ About ‘Canes feat Joedy McCreary

WEST BY POD VIRGINIA: Talkin’ About ‘Canes feat Joedy McCreary

We’re joined this week by AP sports writer and West Virginia ex-pat Joedy McCreary to look at this Saturday’s possible matchup between the Mountaineers and the Wolfpack. Topics covered include: West Virginia and NC State allegedly having a game scheduled for this weekend Hurricane Florence lookin’ to derail Will Grier’s Hesiman campaign Our good idea/bad idea for this game Joedy gives us the most Don Nehlen answer possible to a question Recappin’ Youngstown State Gary Jennings Touchdown Multiplier Leddie Brown and Marcus Simms shining Herm Edwards is factually, statistically...
The Smoking Musket Sep 10, 2018
What I Think Following Gary Jenning’s 3-TD Performance

What I Think Following Gary Jenning’s 3-TD Performance

A lot of young Mountaineers grew up yesterday. Marcus Simms Grows Up The talk all offseason was how the West Virginia Mountaineers had one of the best receiving corps in the nation. Led by David Sills and Gary Jennings, the Mountaineers certainly boast one of the better combos but the ‘Eers needed more than just those two to catch passes. Marcus Simms was the third receiver in the group and against Youngstown State, he grew up. Simms showed remarkable ability to sit down in the holes in zone coverage, especially on third down. His ability to not only find the holes in coverage but turn...
Kick Returns Highlight New Tactics In Response To Rule Changes

Kick Returns Highlight New Tactics In Response To Rule Changes

Kick Returns Highlight New Tactics In Response To Rule Changes MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Wide receiver Marcus Simms looked as though he might prove to be […]

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