A Trio of Scrimmage Clips from the Mountaineers' Session on Saturday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Both West Virginia's offense and defense had superb and subpar moments on Saturday. Here's a look inside the scrimmage portions of practice, including match-ups from the first and second teams.

In the lengthy video above, WVU's first team offense works against the same unit on defense. First, quarterback Skyler Howard gets flushed and dumps the ball to the sideline before throwing an incompletion. The line is then called offsides, completing arguably the worst three-play series of the day for the unit. Howard is able to find Daikiel Shorts on the next snap before a draw play is snuffed in the backfield, ending the series. It was one of several less-than-stellar drives for the first team offense, which also had solid moments against the rebuilding first team defense.

The next clip, below, shows the second team offense moving the ball effectively, with a huge initial gain by running back Kennedy McKoy during the two-minute drill. The freshman takes a draw play off tackle and bursts through the middle of the defense before avoiding a tackle by Khari Shariff. Antonio Crawford and Jordan Adams finally bring McKoy down, which sets up a first down at the 20-yard line. But quarterback Chris Chugunov fumbles the ensuing snap, falling on it for a loss to set-up second and long. That causes head coach Dana Holgorsen to call timeout and set up a trips left look that results in an underneath route for wideout D.L. Knock. The 5-8, 193-pounder cradles the catch and powers in for a score.

And finally, another look at the first teams, as West Virginia throws down the line, then challenges Marvin Gross and Rasul Douglas deep. The defensive backs break on the ball effectively, knocking Howard's pass away from Shelton Gibson.


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