West Virginia racked up 630 yards, just the 10th such time the figure has been reached in the Holgorsen era. Above, the head coach talks about the 426 yards rushing, having three backs reach more than 100 yards for the first time as a program since 1969 and watching as the defense strived to keep the shutout intact with its third team in the game on the final two drives. Holgorsen also details the solid week of preparation for WVU, which was led in emotion by state native and senior Cody Clay. Clay energized the team during the week and in the morning meetings in pregame, and chose to go sans shirt for the 33-degree pregame warm-ups.
Holgorsen also detailed the changes up front along the offensive line, which included not having Adam Pankey after the first series. The Mountaineersd adapted well, and by the fourrth quarter were playing various combinatios across all three sides of the ball in the first conference shutout since Cincinnatti in 2005. The blanking also gave the defense two such shutouts for thee first time since 1996, when West Virginia led the nation in total defense.