West Virginia Mountaineers Overpower BYU Cougars in Dominant Victory
The West Virginia Mountaineers showcased their ground attack prowess as they defeated the BYU Cougars by a score of 37-7 on Saturday night. Freshman Jahiem White rushed for a season-high 146 yards, while CJ Donaldson added 102 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Mountaineers to victory. With this win, West Virginia became bowl eligible, improving their record to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12 conference.
From the start, West Virginia took control of the game, jumping to a commanding 27-0 lead by halftime. Garrett Greene contributed to the victory with two touchdown passes, solidifying the Mountaineers’ dominant performance. Head coach Neal Brown expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, stating, “Tonight was our most complete game. We’re starting to hit our stride.”
Jahiem White’s impressive performance was a highlight of the game, as he recorded his second 100-yard rushing effort of the season. Known for his speed and agility, White showcased his ability to break tackles and take advantage of open space. His teammate, CJ Donaldson, provided a contrasting style of running, utilizing his strength and power to carry defenders for additional yardage. Together, they proved to be a formidable duo that BYU struggled to contain.
The Mountaineers’ ground attack was relentless, accumulating a total of 336 rushing yards and 567 yards overall, the most under Coach Neal Brown’s tenure. White’s 16 carries were his highest of the season, and he attributed his success to hard work and dedication.
Despite a strong effort from junior college transfer Jake Retzlaff, who made his debut in place of the injured Kedon Slovis, BYU struggled to generate momentum on offense. The Cougars failed to reach 300 yards of offense for the fifth consecutive game and turned the ball over three times on downs. They also missed a 50-yard field goal and had a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown nullified by a holding penalty.
Looking ahead, BYU will need a strong finish to avoid their worst record since 2019, as all their remaining opponents have winning records. West Virginia, on the other hand, has been on a scoring spree recently, with 151 points in their last four games, the highest total under Coach Neal Brown in Big 12 play. They will face a tough challenge in their next game against No. 10 Oklahoma.
In conclusion, the West Virginia Mountaineers’ dominant ground attack propelled them to a convincing victory over the BYU Cougars. With standout performances from Jahiem White and CJ Donaldson, the Mountaineers proved to be too much for BYU to handle. Coach Neal Brown expressed his satisfaction with the team’s progress, and West Virginia’s strong showing has made them bowl eligible. As the season progresses, both teams will look to finish strong and achieve their respective goals.
Original Story at www.dominionpost.com – 2023-11-05 05:00:00