Morgantown, West Virginia – In what could have been Neal Brown’s last game as the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers if the team lost today, backup quarterback Garrett Greene saved the day and potentially Brown’s job as well by beating the Oklahoma Sooners, 23-20.
“Very proud of our guys! First team we’ve had here to beat Oklahoma in the conference and that’s huge. We had a toughness drive in that last drive and we got the big win. It was a great day to be a Mountaineer!
Garrett (Greene) got more snaps this week because I thought he played really well last week and I knew if we were going to win the game, we’d have to do it by controlling the clock and by grinding it out and running the football. And the weather played a factor in Garrett getting more time too. Greene always has great energy and I’m happy for him having success today. He made some mistakes but he made some big plays too.
We’ll make a decision sometime this week on quarterback. We haven’t made the decision on who will start against Kansas State today. I don’t think we’ll do anything publicly anyway, but definitely won’t even think about it until the start of the week.
Other than the Texas Tech game, which I don’t try to defend, I feel like we’ve played the game the right way and just haven’t had many bounces go our way in a lot of these games. But this team has fought and competed and believed and now we have a ranked team coming in (Kansas State) and we need to put back to back performances together and get some more wins.”