Running Game Looks Strong as Mountaineers Crush Colonels

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Today, in front of a mostly empty Milan Puskar Stadium, the Mountaineer cruised to a 56-10 victory over the EKU Colonels.


The offense looked sharp early and often, and would continue to steamroll in the second half. For the first time since 2017, the Mountaineers had two 100-yard rushers in a single game. Leddie Brown would finish with 123 yards on 10 carries and would find the end zone three times (two rushing, one receiving). Alec Sinkfield would also finish with 123 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.


Jarret Doege would only play in the first half and would look phenomenal in those two quarters. He would finish 19-for-25 with 228 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Austin Kendall and Garrett Greene would split reps in the second half.


Defensively, the Mountaineers would keep the Colonels in check. For the second straight week, Eastern Kentucky would be held under 200 yards. Most notably, WVU dominated the rushing game holding them to only 75 rushing yards.


After struggling running the ball in 2019, WVU would finish with 329 yards on the ground, and 5 rushing touchdowns. The Mountaineers would finish with 624 total yards.


WVU is 1-0 and will travel to play Oklahoma State on September 26th.

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Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!