WV MetroNews– Mountaineers run out of horses in Outdoor camping World Bowl loss to Syracuse

ORLANDO, Fla.— Even though Dana Holgorsen wished to minimize it, there was no ignoring the gamers who weren’t there for West Virginia on Friday night.

“I might make a lot of reasons,” Holgorsen said. “However we played a good group. Give Coach [Dino] Babers credit … it assists to have all your men, but I believed we had great practices.”

In spite of missing out on four offending starters, No. 16 West Virginia was still sufficient to hang with Syracuse for 3 quarters. Their lack was felt on a couple secret plays in the 4th as the No. 20 Orange scored 17 unanswered points for a 34-18 win in the Camping World Bowl.The hardest gamer to replace was quarterback Will Grier, who ended up fourth in Heisman Prize voting before choosing to end his West Virginia profession a game early. Sophomore Jack Allison was unstable however sometimes solid in his location, completing 17 of 35 for 277 lawns.”I was proud of him.

He’s had what, 10, 11 snaps this year?”Holgorsen stated.” I believed his work ethic was excellent. I thought his disposition was great. We’re clearly a different club [without Grier] However again, I might offer you a lot of reasons. I’m not interested in stating any of them.”Allison’s biggest misfire became

a costly one.Allison threw a pass expensive for running back Kennedy McKoy, who tried to make a leaping catch that rather deflected to Syracuse cornerback Allen Stritzinger, who chose it off at the West Virginia 38. The Orange took advantage of the short field for a 34-yard Andre Szmyt field objective to extend its cause 27-18 2 minutes into the 4th quarter.On the following belongings, Allison had no opportunity on a third-and-10 as he was engulfed by Syracuse Kendall Coleman for a nine-yard loss. It was one of Coleman’s 3 sacks against backup left tackle Kelby Wickline, who was changing junior varsity all-American Yodny Cajuste. Cajuste, like Grier, missed the video game to get ready for the NFL Draft.”The offensive line is one of the most significant positions of trust, which’s where it sort of hurts in that connection,”stated right deal with Colton McKivitz.

“I believed everyone fought their tail off with the guys we had, but we didn’t do enough to get the triumph. “One play prior to the sack, Dominique Maiden dropped an Allison pass. Maiden saw more playing time with the Mountaineers required to change 2 of their top 3 receivers. Gary Jennings and Marcus Simms, who combined for 1,595 getting yards this season, were both out due to injuries.Syracuse followed that three-and-out with a four-play, 58-yard touchdown drive that put the game to bed. With that, the Mountaineers– once Big 12 title competitors– closed the season a third-straight loss that dropped Holgorsen to 2-5 in championship game as a head coach.”In the end, maybe they had more players than us,”McKivitz said.”Lack of experience could have been it. However if we’re a great group, we’re going to conquer that. We didn’t do that today. It’s something we need to construct on in the offseason.”Alex signed up with WVMetroNews in September 2018 after 2 seasons covering LSU sports for SEC Country. A scholarship recipient at Indiana University, he previously acted as the McNeese State beat writer for The American Press in Lake Charles, La., offered self-employed protection for the Chicago Sun-Times, and worked as sports editor for The Journal-Standard in Freeport, Ill.Use a Facebook account to include a comment, based on Facebook’s Terms of Service and Personal privacy Policy.

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