Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
On a day when quarterback Geno Smith struggled with strong winds, the WVU receivers did not help him out too much.
As a group, the WVU pass catchers were not great at actually catching passes.
There were numerous drops all around and Smith and his receivers can both share fault for that.
Additionally, Smith forced a lot more throws than usual because his receivers just struggled to find open space.
It was the first game in which WVU did not have a 100-yard receiver, as Tavon Austin led the way with nine receptions and 99 yards.
J.D. Woods was second with seven receptions for 79 yards, followed by Stedman Bailey with 6 catches, 56 yards and a touchdown.
On a positive note, Travares Copeland recorded his first career reception, while Jordan Thompson hauled in a career-long 15 yard catch.
However, on a very negative note, Stedman Bailey exited the game in the second half with an apparent ankle injury and never returned.