Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers, whose offense struggled mightily to move the ball last season, has one of the highest average yards per game through the first game.
The Mountaineers, who beat Eastern Kentucky 56-10 in the season opener, compiled 624 yards (295 yards passing and 329 yards rushing). Although West Virginia has only played one game and it was against perhaps one of the worst defensive teams in the country, anything is better than last season’s offensive performance.
West Virginia averaged only 73.3 rushing yards per game last season, which was ranked 128th out of 130 teams, and 248.7 passing yards per game, which ranked 55th in the nation last season. Overall, the Mountaineers averaged 321.9 yards per game, which placed the team as the 119th ranked team out of 130 teams in the country last season.
With an improved offensive line and Jarret Doege, Leddie Brown, Sam James and company becoming more familiar with the offense, the West Virginia Mountaineers have the potential to be one of the most improved, dynamic offenses in all of college football this season.
Top Offense in CFB (Total Yards)
#1 North Texas 721 Total Yards
#2 Texas 689 Total Yards
#3 Marshall 627 Total Yards
#4 West Virginia 624 Total Yards
#4 Texas Tech 624 Total Yards
(The states of Texas and West Virginia can really move the ball so far😎) pic.twitter.com/odBJbew6K4
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) September 16, 2020