West Virginia routs Eastern Kentucky 56-10 in season opener

WOAY – Despite having 11 players suspended, West Virginia pounced on Eastern Kentucky for a 56-10 victory in the season opener.

Last season, the Mountaineers topped 100 rushing yards as a team in just two games. On Saturday, they finished with 329. Junior running backs Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield combined for 246 on the ground and five total touchdowns. With 123, Sinkfield ran for more yards than he had in his previous two seasons combined.

The passing game looked almost equally as sharp with starter Jarrett Doege completing 19 of 25 passes for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns. All three quarterbacks, including backups Austin Kendall and Garrett Greene, avoided any turnovers.

Defensively, Arizona transfer Tony Fields II showed off the ability that made him a Freshman All-American selection in 2017. He tallied a team-best 10 tackles. As a unit, the Mountaineers sack Colonials’ quarterback Peyton McKinney four times.

Next up, West Virginia travels to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State on September 26th.