The West Virginia Mountaineers will be without their offensive leader when they play against Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon. Junior quarterback Will Grier injured his finger, diving for the pylon, in West Virginia’s 28-14 loss to Texas over the weekend.
Grier was 6-for-8 for 50 yards before suffering the injury. On the season he only trails Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in total passing yards (3,490) and is also tied with Mayfield for the most touchdown passes in the Big 12 at 34.
In his absence the Mountaineers will most likely continue to lean on sophomore Chris Chugunov who replaced Grier against the Longhorns. He completed 14-of-26 passes, for 189 yards and a score, against Texas and has a 57.1% completion percentage for 270 yards and two scores on the season.
Oklahoma ranks fourth in the Big 12 in pass defense. Opposing quarterbacks are completing 58.2% of their passes against the Sooners for an average of 250.6 yards per game. The Sooners have allowed 19 passing touchdowns this season and have recorded seven interceptions.