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West Virginia's turnover problem

Written by Stephen J. Nesbitt on .

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About the turnover problem ... 

West Virginia is a -4 in turnover margin through four games, and their 12 turnovers (eight fumbles, four interceptions) are good for second-to-worst in the FBS (125 total teams).

That is all. 


TURNOVERS 

Here's a rundown of all the turnovers/ensuing drives for you:

1. (vs. W&M) Paul Millard sacked by Mike Reilly for loss of 9, fumbled, recovered by Jasper Coleman

Drive begins at: WVU 34

Drive details: seven plays, 22 yards

How drive ends: 29-yard FG (3 pts)

2. (at OKLA) Jed Barnett punt for 42 yards, muffed by Mario Alford, recovered by Trey Franks

Drive begins at: WVU 32

Drive details: five plays, 32 yards

How drive ends: 1-yard TD pass (7 pts)

 

3. (at OKLA) Paul Millard sacked by Kass Everett for a loss of 9 yards, fumbled, recovered by Chuka Ndulue

Drive begins at: OKLA 49

Drive details: two plays, 33 yards

How drive ends: fumble (0 pts)

 

4. (at OKLA) Paul Millard pass intercepted by Gabe Lynn

Drive begins at: OKLA 43

Drive details: three plays, 30 yards

How drive ends: interception (0 pts)

 

5. (at OKLA) Paul Millard pass completed to Kevin White, fumbled, recovered by Gabe Lynn

Drive begins at: OKLA 41

Drive details: three plays, 4 yards

How drive ends: punt (0 pts)

 

6. (vs. GSU) Ford Childress pass intercepted by Brent McClendon

Drive begins at: GSU 29

Drive details: three plays, 8 yards

How drive ends: punt (0 pts

 

7. (at MD) Nathan Renfro 53-yard punt muffed by Ronald Carswell, recovered by A.J. Hendy

Drive begins at: WVU 24

Drive details: three plays, 24 yards

How drive ends: 6-yard TD pass (7 pts)

 

8. (at MD) Ford Childress pass intercepted by A.J. Hendy, returned 28 yards for touchdown

Drive begins at: --

Drive details: --

How drive ends: 28-yard pick six (7 pts)

  

9. (at MD) Ford Childress pass intercepted by Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil

Drive begins at: WVU 6

Drive details: three plays, 6 yards

How drive ends: 1-yard TD run (7 pts

 

10. (at MD) Ford Childress pass complete to Charles Sims, fumbled, recovered by Sean Davis

Drive begins at: MD 20

Drive details: five plays, 8 yards

How drive ends: fumble (0 pts)

 

11. (at MD) Wendell Smallwood 30-yard rush, fumbled, recovered by Matt Robinson

Drive begins at: MD 11

Drive details: 12 plays, 89 yards

How drive ends: 3-yard TD run (7 pts)

 

12. (at MD) Ford Childress rush for loss of 13, fumbled, recovered by A.J. Hendy

Drive begins at: MD 34

Drive details: three kneels

How drive ends: end of game (0 pts


TAKEAWAYS

Here's a rundown of all the takeaways/ensuing drives for you:

1. (vs. W&M) Michael Graham pass intercepted by Darwin Cook

Drive begins at: W&M 40

Drive details: five plays, 34 yards

How drive ends: end of game (0 pts)

 

2. (at OKLA) Trevor Knight 34-yard pass complete to Lacoltan Bester, fumbled, recovered by Darwin Cook

Drive begins at: WVU 18

Drive details: three plays, 4 yards

How drive ends: punt (0 pts

 

3. (at OKLA) Trevor Knight sacked by Brandon Golson, fumbled, recovered by Will Clarke

Drive begins at: WVU 38

Drive details: three plays, 2 yards

How drive ends: punt (0 pts)

 

4. (at OKLA) Trevor Knight pass intercepted by Darwin Cook for touchback

Drive begins at: WVU 20

Drive details: five plays, 31 yards

How drive ends: interception (0 pts

 

5. (at OKLA) Trevor Knight pass intercepted by Karl Joseph

Drive begins at: WVU 15

Drive details: 11 plays, 71 yards

How drive ends: fumble (0 pts)

 

6. (vs. GSU) Jonathan Jean-Bart 1-yard rush, fumbled, recovered by Karl Joseph

Drive begins at: GSU 33

Drive details: three plays, 33 yards

How drive ends: 23-yard TD pass (7 pts)

 

7. (at MD) Brandon Ross rushed for 13-yard loss, fumbled, recovered by K.J. Dillon

Drive begins at: GSU 26

Drive details: one plays, 6 yards

How drive ends: fumble (0 pts)

 

8. (at MD) C.J. Brown 5-yard rush, fumbled, recovered by Dontrill Hyman

Drive begins at: MD 33

Drive details: two plays, 22 yards

How drive ends: fumble (0 pts)


To recap:

Offense: 7 points scored off eight takeaways (.875 points/takeaway)

Defense: 31 points allowed off 12 takeaways (2.58 points/turnover)

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