West Virginia football’s regular season came to a sour end, as the Mountaineers dropped their final two games after losing starting quarterback Will Grier due to a finger injury.
But despite the rocky finish, West Virginia’s receiving corp was one for the ages in 2017.
The Mountaineers’ top-3 receivers — Gary Jennings, David Sills V and Ka’Raun White — combined for 2,988 receiving yards by the time the team walked off the field against Oklahoma in its regular-season finale on Saturday.
Jennings led the charge at 1,080 receiving yards. He finished the regular season as the lone 1,000-yard receiver for the Mountaineers.
Sills and White, however, were not far from joining Jennings in elite territory. Sills ended the regular season with 980 receiving yards and a team-best 18 touchdown catches after hauling in 77 yards on Saturday. White finished right behind Sills at 978 yards on the year.
Grier finished the regular season with 3,490 passing yards before backup quarterback Chris Chugunov finished the season in his place.
Had Grier not sustained an injury in the final weeks of the regular season, it’s likely that Jennings, Sills and White would have all finished with at least 1,000 receiving yards on the season. Even then, the numbers the trio posted is an incredible accomplishment for any team.
The 7-5 Mountaineers now await their bowl destination announcement on Sunday, Dec. 3. West Virginia has not missed out on bowl season since the 2013 season.
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