5. Go (Garrett) Greene
Mountaineer quarterback Garrett Greene has been special this season but he will have to bounce back after a disappointing individual performance on Saturday night in Norman.
Despite missing basically two full contests, Greene has totaled 20 touchdowns this season, eight of which have come on the ground. He is fifth overall in the league in rushing touchdowns and is second on the team, trailing only CJ Donaldson. While the passing numbers may not be staggering, he has proven to be a more than capable passer while taking great care of the football.
On the season, Greene has just three interceptions, one of which went right through the hands of his own wide receiver. Greene is exactly who the Mountaineers needed to quarterback the team this season. His grit, toughness, and competitive nature has West Virginia fans giving their full support to this team all across the country.
Head coach Neal Brown has been adamant that having Greene at quarterback gives the team a chance to win every game. While he did not have his best game on Saturday against the Sooners, Greene led the Mountaineers to a victory over the Sooners last season, becoming the first Mountaineer quarterback to defeat Oklahoma since joining the Big 12.
Prior to joining the conference, it was Mountaineer legend Pat White who led WVU to a 48-28 victory against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl back in January 2008.
The Mountaineers certainly have aspirations of getting to 8-4 and then finishing strong by winning their bowl game, but before they can do that, they have to get to 7-4 this weekend. As Neal Brown would say, with Garrett Greene leading the way, the Mountaineers will have a chance.