No. 1: Skyler Howard
Head Coach Dana Holgorsen preaches consistency for his offense in order to win. Quarterback Skyler Howard started hot last week against Texas, but couldn’t get much going after that.
“If we want to win we need to play better. We play good in spurts. We are very inconsistent. If we want to win, we need to play better,” Holgorsen said in his weekly Tuesday presser. “I’m not talking about consistently making big plays, I’m talking about consistently making average plays.”
It all starts with Holgorsen’s play-calling, but the next link in the chain is Skyler Howard. He threw for 269 yards in Austin, but completed three passes to players in burnt orange. If he turns it over like that against an Oklahoma team who can put up points in a hurry, the Mountaineer defense will be scratching and clawing all game.
Look for Howard to get into a rhythm early with screen passes, quick hitters and even some QB runs. One part of his game that’s severely underrated is his running ability. He’s 4th on the team in rushing and leads the Mountaineers with six rushing touchdowns.