3. Garrett Greene is calm under pressure
West Virginia’s offensive drives in the second half looked like this:
4 plays, 1 yard, Punt
5 plays, 20 yards, Punt
5 plays, 24 yards, Punt
4 plays, 9 yards, Turnover on downs
6 plays, 80 yards, Touchdown
Prior to the game-winning touchdown drive engineered by Garrett Greene, WVU’s longest drive in the second half was 24 yards and resulted in a punt. The offense couldn’t move the ball and the Mountaineers appeared to be falling victim to a second-half collapse after Baylor took the lead. Greene did not let these second-half struggles keep him from leading a game-winning drive. Greene was nearly perfect on the final drive, he used both his arm and his legs to march down the field. He delivered a strike to the wide-open Jahiem White to take the lead with 25 seconds remaining.
Garrett Greene led a similar drive against the Houston Cougars. Trailing with 1:17 left, Greene connected with Hudson Clement on a 4th & 10 for a 50-yard go-ahead touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining. For much of the season, the offensive line has allowed Greene to operate in a clean pocket. For a quarterback who is still developing into a passer, Greene has found success in the two-minute offense.
West Virginia finishes 8-4 (6-3)
This West Virginia team was selected to finish 14th (out of 14 teams) in the Big 12 preseason poll. With the regular season now over, West Virginia finished 6-3 in conference play. They finished tied for 4th place in the Big 12 alongside Iowa State and Kansas State. WVU will look to finish the season strong as they look ahead to their bowl matchup to be announced.