Gary Patterson on West Virginia’s offense: ‘You don’t necessarily ever stop them’

Gary Patterson knows how difficult it is to stop a West Virginia offense.

According to Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Patterson said, “You have to find a way to slow them down, You don’t necessarily ever stop them. You can’t allow the big play and, to be honest with you, you have to stop the run. Grier, obviously, runs around really well also. That also dictates coverages and everything else that you do.”

Will Grier is completing 65.3 percent of his passes, and is almost averaging 10 yards per attempt. He’s thrown for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions in only four games so far this season.

Seven of those 13 touchdown passes have gone to David Sills, who is leading the nation in touchdown catches.

The key for West Virginia this Saturday will be in not remaining one dimensional and allowing Sills to work his magic in the end zone. He isn’t averaging the most yards per catch on the team, but he is absolutely scoring whenever the Mountaineers need him too.

West Virginia would’ve been ranked much higher if not for a one touchdown loss to Virginia Tech to open the season. It’s the only game Will Grier has lost in his collegiate career.

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