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Grier named Newcomer of the Week

Photo via Raymond Thompson / AP


West Virginia quarterback Will Grier is quickly making a name for himself around the conference. For the second week in a row, Grier has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

Saturday againt East Carolina, Grier and the first string offense sliced through the Pirates defese any way possible, posting 49 points in the first half alone.

Grier completed 19-of-25 passes for 352 yards and five touchdowns, three of which were to David Sills V.

Grier led seven touchdown-scoring drives, all which took under three minutes to complete, two of which look less than one minute to result in six points.

The junior QB leads the Big 12 in passing touchdowns (8), passing yards (723) and total offense per game (390.5), beating out Heisman hopefulls Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph in all three categories.

Grier and the Mountaineers host Delaware State (0-2) at noon. WVU scored more points in the second quarter alone Saturday than the Hornets have scored this season.