BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — JT Daniels tossed for 203 yards and a score to lead West Virginia to a 33-10 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
Green bean CJ Donaldson scrambled for 106 yards, and West Virginia (2-2) got serious areas of strength for a from its protection to dominate its subsequent straight match in the wake of losing the initial two.
“That was an incredible success,” West Virginia mentor Neal Brown said. “I had an extraordinary outlook on our planning coming in, and this is one of the hardest scenes to come in and play. I felt better. This is the sort of thing that we’ve been contemplating for quite a while once we figured out this would have been a Thursday night game. I thought we played quick. We were truly physical.”
The Mountain dwellers, who beat Virginia Tech for the second back to back prepare, scored on five straight belongings traversing the first and final part. Daniels’ 24-yard score pass to Sam James with 11 seconds left in the primary half gave the Mountain climbers a 13-7 lead, and they at absolutely no point ever followed in the future.
“It was enormous,” Brown said of the score. “I felt like we were in charge of the game, however the scoreboard didn’t say that. I thought, truly from that drive on, we were in charge.”
The Hokies (2-2) shut inside 16-10 on a field objective by Will Ross with 4:19 left in the second from last quarter. West Virginia replied, scoring on a 6-yard run by Justin Johnson Jr. with 14:13 left in the game. The Hokies had West Virginia halted two times on the drive, yet private foul punishments on Norell Pollard and Dax Hollifield kept the drive alive.
Punishments upset the Hokies throughout the evening. They committed 15 for 132 yards.
“I think we press and we blow up,” said Virginia Tech mentor Brent Pry, whose group committed 15 punishments at Old Domain in its other misfortune this season. “We feel like we need to get things done beyond anyone’s expectations. We must remain in the structure and play with essentials and strategy to be aware of what we’re doing.
“Some of the time, I glance out there. what’s more, it resembles a frenzy. We’re not playing together; we’re not playing as one; and we must mentor them through that. We must fix that. That is the second time in a difficult spot that we didn’t answer. We must further develop there.”
West Virginia: The Mountain climbers got a decent success for Brown, who moved to 19-20 in his fourth year at West Virginia. They played decidedly in every one of the three stages however particularly on protection. A unit that surrendered 73 focuses in misfortunes to Pittsburgh and Kansas held the Hokies to only 228 yards and furthermore scored on a capture return.
“That is the way we play protection here,” Brown said. “We had a deviation two or three weeks prior against Kansas — credit to them. In any case, that is not the way in which we will play protection around here. I thought this evening was nearer.”
Virginia Tech: The Hokies weren’t great in that frame of mind of the game and presently haven’t taken down a nonconference Power Five group at Path Arena beginning around 2009. The misfortune denoted their most terrible ever against the Mountain dwellers at Path Arena.
Important day for WVU backs
Donaldson’s exhibition denoted his third 100-yard exertion in four games. The 240-pound back came to West Virginia as a tight end, however the staff moved him to running back. Behind Donaldson and Johnson, who scrambled for 83 yards, West Virginia amassed 218 yards on the ground and moved to 15-2 under Earthy colored while scrambling for something like 100 yards.
“I generally do,” Daniels said when inquired as to whether he anticipated that the Mountain climbers should have achievement surging. “I believe we’re exceptionally physical. We have been since I’ve been here, simply the way this group works, particularly straightforward, drove by (Zach) Frazier. With an entire host of extraordinary running backs, I hope to run appreciate that like clockwork.”
Competition on break
Thursday’s night’s down denoted the last game planned between Virginia Tech and West Virginia — two colleges just four hours separated. The Mountain dwellers need to play on a more ordinary premise, however Virginia Tech Promotion Whit Babcock has filled the Hokies’ future nonconference plan with battling Power Five projects like Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Arizona and Maryland, notwithstanding lengthy series with in-state enemies Old Domain and Freedom. Virginia Tech’s nonconference plan is filled until the 2031 season.
West Virginia: The Mountain dwellers play at Texas on Oct. 1.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at North Carolina on Oct. 1.