WVU Could Be Facing Backup QBs in Every Game to Close October

(Photo by Texas Tech Athletics)

The Mountaineers may be facing backup quarterbacks to close out the October portion of their schedule. Injuries were a major storyline in the Big 12 today, particularly with signal-callers.

The most significant of these injuries came with Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman. He would leave in the first half with a leg injury in the Red Raiders’ 31-21 loss to Kansas State.

No update has been given on Bowman, but given his injury history, it can be expected he will likely miss time. An MRI will be done on Bowman’s leg sometime this week, per sources. They are set to battle it out with the Mountaineers three weeks from today.

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson would also be injured in the game.

His injury would also appear to be significant after a late hit would result in an injury to his throwing arm. Wildcats head coach Chris Klieman would have no update on Thompson, per sources. But given how bad the hit appeared to be, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him miss some time.

WVU plays Kansas State on Halloween night.

Last but not least, Kansas’ Jalon Daniels injured his foot in the Jayhawks’ 47-7 loss to Oklahoma State.

No update was given on his status either, but he was seen roaming the sidelines in a walking boot in the second half of the game, per 247Sports

The Mountaineers and the Jayhawks play on October 17th. If there is any significance to his injury, it is likely he will also miss playing time, including the WVU game.

Should none of the these quarterbacks be able to go against WVU, it would give the Mountaineer defense an advantage, albeit unfair.

Kickoff time and network for WVU-Kansas will likely be announced early next week.

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Clark Johnson
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!