LANDOVER, Md. – Florida transfer Will Grier threw for 371 yards in his first start for West Virginia Sunday night, but it still wasn’t enough to deliver a win against Virginia Tech.
Instead, it was the Hokies who exited FedEx Field, the home of the Washington Redskins, to celebrate a season-opening 31-24 victory over their old rivals from West Virginia in a game that was up for grabs until the final seconds.
Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson countered Grier’s effort with 336 total yards of his own, but it was ultimately the Hokies’ defense that was called upon to deliver the victory in the game’s waning moments. Grier was spectacular on the final drive converting two first downs on scrambles including a 7-yarder that set the Mountaineers up on Tech’s 15-yard line with just nine seconds remaining in the game. Two throws to the end zone, however, came up empty, and the Hokies’ players spilled onto the filed to celebrate the team’s first win at FedEx Field.
The Hokies return to their campus in Blacksburg next Saturday to face the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, a member of the FCS. West Virginia will also return home to face East Carolina in Morgantown.
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