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Follow along as WVU opens the 2020 season vs. Eastern Kentucky, roster in flux

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Follow along throughout WVU’s 2020 season opener vs. Eastern Kentucky.

3:30 – True freshman Garrett Greene enters and leads a 16-play, 96-yard touchdown drive in the final minutes of the game. Tony Mathis, Jr. scored the final points in the game with a 3-yard touchdown run. – Final: WVU 56, EKU 10

2:58 – Third quarter is complete with the Mountaineers still up by 39. Graeson Malashevich (Spring Valley) and Nick Malone (Morgantown) have made their first appearances in a WVU jersey.

2:39 – 13 plays, 79 yards in 4:09 capped by Alec Sinkfield’s 17 yd TD run – WVU 49, EKU 10 (drive led by Austin Kendall)

1:48 – Halftime at MPS with the Mountaineers up by five touchdowns.

  • Doege: 19-25, 228 yds, 3 TD
  • Leddie Brown: 10 rush, 123 yds, 2 TD & TD reception
  • Alonzo Addae leads the WVU defense with 5 tackles and an interception
West Virginia Mountaineers running back Leddie Brown (4) celebrates after running for a touchdown (Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports)

1:46 – 7 plays, 42 yards in 1:11 – Doege to Bryce Ford-Wheaton 8 yd TD pass – WVU 42, EKU 7.

1:35 – 4 plays, 58 yards in 1:06 capped by Leddie Brown’s 8 yd TD run (his 3rd TD of the day) – WVU 35, EKU 7.

1:12 – 6 plays, 75 yards in 2:08 capped by an Alec Sinkfield 8 yd TD run – WVU 28, EKU 7.

1:01 – EKU scores their first points of the season – 5 plays, 75 yards in 2:10 – Parker McKinney 28 yd TD pass to Keyion Dixon – WVU 21, EKU 7.

Fairmont Senior grads Dante Stills (left) and Darius Stills. (Photo by Ben Queen-USA Today)

12:54 – 4 possessions, 3 TD for WVU – 4 plays, 48 yards in 1:08 capped by Doege to Sam James 32 yd TD pass – WVU 21, EKU 0.

12:28 – 11 plays, 80 yards in 5:08 capped by a Jarret Doege 15 yd TD pass to Leddie Brown – WVU 14, EKU 0

12:12 – 4 plays, 82 yards in 1:30 capped by a Leddie Brown 10 yd TD run – WVU 7, EKU 0

12:01 – Fairmont Senior grad Darius Stills carried the West Virginia state flag onto the field. QB Jarret Doege, S Dante Bonamico, DL Jeffrey Pooler and RB Leddie Brown are team captains.

11:48 – Updated depth chart lists the following changes:

  • Fairmont Sr. grad Zach Frazier to start at center.
  • Reese Smith to start at slot.
  • Spring Valley grad Graeson Malashevich is a backup.
  • Brandon Yates starts at left tackle.

Get to know Zach Frazier in this December story by Greg Carey.

11:00 – WVU has announced that 11 players have been suspended for today’s opener for a violation of teams rules. Mike Casazza of 247 Sports was first to report.

The suspended players are T.J. Banks (TE/r-So.), Chase Behrndt (OL/r-Sr.), Zach Davis (OL/r-Sr.), Zack Dobson (WR/Jr.), Isaiah Esdale (WR/r-Jr.), JP Hadley (LS/r-So.), Mike O’Lauglin (TE/r-So.), T.J. Simmons (WR/r-Sr.), Tairiq Stewart (OL/Jr.), Junior Uzebu (OL/r-So.) and David Vincent-Okloli (CB/Fr.).

Your pregame links:

Neal Brown keeps it real regarding the WVU rushing game

WVU RB Leddie Brown (Photo by Caleb Saunders/WVU Football)

‘3 Guys Before the Game’ Preview

Jahmile Addae assuming added responsibilities on the WVU coaching staff

Jahmile Addae enters his second season on Neal Brown’s coaching staff (Photo by Will Wotring)

“This is a week where it is about us”

 





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