West Virginia Statistically One of the Top Offenses in the Nation

Morgantown, West Virginia – After compiling 624 yards in a 65-7 blowout win over Towson, the West Virginia Mountaineers zoomed up the NCAA Total Offensive Yards rankings.

West Virginia, 1-2, are now ranked #13 in total yards in the nation with 1,539 yards in 3 games, averaging 513.0 yards per game.

The Mountaineers are only 52.3 yards per game behind the top offense in college football, the Ohio State Buckeyes, who are averaging 565.3 yards through 3 games.

In addition, West Virginia is currently 9th in the country in offensive touchdowns with 18, only 3 touchdowns behind the leader, Tennessee, who has 21 in 3 games.

This is in stark contrast to recent years in which West Virginia has really struggled offensively. The increase in offensive productivity is likely due to the addition of new offensive coordinator, Graham Harrell, who runs a high-powered Air Raid offense and takes more chances downfield than the Mountaineers did previously when Neal Brown called plays.

In addition, redshirt junior JT Daniels has been terrific at quarterback. Daniels is 67 of 104 (64.4%) with 753 yards, 6 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions on the season.

West Virginia will be back in action this Thursday, September 22nd, in Blacksburg, Virginia against the Virginia Tech Hokies in “The Battle For The Black Diamond Trophy” at 7:30PM on ESPN.