WVU Gameday Blog

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills V were prolific this year.

The duo combined for 18 touchdowns and nearly 1,000 yards of offense.

They both announced that they will stay in Morgantown for their senior seasons, both taking another year of experience at the collegiate level instead of an early attempt at the NFL.

With both returning for 2018, Mountaineer Nation is a buzz at the possibilities of what the two can do next year. And after what we saw this year, who can blame them?

Grier and Sills have been a great combination so far, but here are some former WVU QB/WR duos to show how good they’ve been.

Grier and Sills

2017 season – 10+ games

  • Completions: 60
  • Yards: 980
  • Touchdowns: 18
  • 20+ yard plays: 14 (6 for touchdowns)
  • 100+ receiving yard games: 4
  • Multi-touchdown games: 7

Notes: Over half of Grier’s 34 touchdown passes were thrown to Sills.  Sills had the second-most touchdown receptions, fifth-most points for non-kickers, and ninth-most catches for a single season in WVU history this year.

Geno Smith and Tavon Austin

2010 – 2012 Seasons – 39 games

  • Completions: 273
  • Receiving Yards: 3,262
  • Receiving TDs: 28
  • 100+ receiving yard games: 13
  • Multi-touchdown games: 6

Note:  Tavon set and then re-set the all-purpose yards record in 2011 and 2012

Geno and Stedman Bailey

2011 – 2012 Seasons – 26 games

  • Completions: 186
  • Receiving Yards: 2,901
  • Receiving TDs: 37
  • 100+ receiving yard games: 14
  • Multi-touchdown games: 9

Notes: Stedman set the receiving yards (1,622) and receiving touchdowns (25) single-season record in 2012. He also set the scoring record for non-kickers in 2012, tallying 150 points.

Austin and Bailey tied to set the school mark for receptions (114) in 2012.

Smith set and then re-set the school record for total offense in 2011 and 2012. He set the passing yards mark in ’11. The following year, he set the completions and touchdown passes record, with Austin and Bailey being major contributors.

Marc Bulger and Shawn Foreman

1997 – 1998 Seasons – 24 games

  • Completions: 140
  • Receiving yards: 1,876
  • Receiving touchdowns: 13
  • 100+ receiving yard games: 6
  • Multi-touchdown games: 2

Notes: Bulger set the then-record for passing yards (3,607) in a season in 1998. That season he also set the school mark for completions. Foreman’s 945 receiving yards that season was the second-most in WVU history at the time. His 77 catches the year prior was also the school record.