Howard, Alford Talk Offense, Quarterback Play

The brightest spot offensively for West Virginia was the play of quarterback Skyler Howard, who entered for the injured Clint Trickett early in the third quarter and completed 15 of 23 passes for 198 yards and two scores without an interception. Here, the sophomore, along with receiver Mario Alford, speaks to WVU's quarterback play in the 26-20 loss to No. 12 Kansas State.

Howard, a 6-0, 206-pound right-hander, details his thoughts on his own performance, remaining ready for game action at any time, being named the back-up quarterback after the injury to William Crest, and his expectations of the season finale at Iowa State - a game in which head coach Dana Holgorsen said he would consider playing Howard, perhaps over Trickett, who is suffering from a concussion.

Alford, who caught four passes for 92 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown from Howard, discusses both quarterbacks, his Senior Day experience, the offensive issues plaguing the Mountaineers over the last three games, and what the team can do as a whole to begin psychologically readying itself for a last game in which WVU will either finish above or at .500 for both the season as a whole and in Big 12 play.


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