West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen stated that was very proud of his team's ability to fight through adversity and find a way to win a tight contest for the second week in a row. Holgorsen's team fought back from a 16-3 deficit and punched in its only two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to overcome a Kansas State ballclub that outplayed West Virginia for three quarters. According to Holgorsen, a big part of overcoming that adversity had to do with the chemistry that his team started developing last year after the Mountaineers went 0-4 in the month of October.
Although Holgorsen heaped praise on his team's performance, he also gave some constructive criticism, specifically to kicker Josh Lambert, who Holgorsen said did not appear mentally ready to play the game and didn't look good kicking the ball. As a result, Holgorsen made the call to pull Lambert and replace him with Mike Molina, who has started in place of the suspended kicker for the Mountaineers' first three games.
Holgorsen also made mention the offense's sluggish start probably was a result of the unit pressing, and said Skyler Howard needed to play better going forward. Before Howard's touchdown pass to Jovon Durante the senior struggled on some rather routine throws, but there is no denying that his touchdown pass to Durante was a great throw, as Holgorsen delivered the ball on the run and found the sophomore receiver in the back of the end zone.null