West Virginia's Review On Offense and Defense

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - It was an incomplete performance on both sides, or so says West Virginia after its 41-17 win over Liberty on Saturday. Here, Skyler Howard and Shelton Gibson speak to the offensive effort, while K.J> Dillon details the defense's positives, and a poor third quarter.

First, Howard, who finished 21 of 26 for 263 yards and three scores, speaks to his ability to protect the ball and lead the offense to a second straight game sans a turnover. The junior also noted the balance between not being hesitant to throw into tight windows with the ball security importance.

Gibson, below, dissects his scoring catch, and what some of the issues were for an offense that put up major numbers, but failed to finish in the red zone early as well as it would have liked. It's becoming a bit of a sore spot, especially for head coach Dana Holgorsen as his postgame press conference showed. But there's little question the Mountaineers must shore up some fixtures of the run attack before conference play.

And finally, Dillon delves into a defense that limited a solid Liberty team to just 17 points - which could have been a lot more had three field goals not went wide. Dillon talks to a lack of execution in some phases, and what the film could review when the team watches it going into the open week before Maryland.

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