Millard throws 2 TD passes in WVU's spring game

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm •  Published: April 12, 2014
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Rotating three quarterbacks during West Virginia's spring practices while Clint Trickett mends from offseason shoulder surgery did nothing to help coach Dana Holgorsen come closer to sorting out the unstable position.

That will have to wait until fall camp.

Paul Millard threw two touchdown passes and West Virginia wrapped up its spring work as the offense beat the defense 37-27 on Saturday.

West Virginia went 4-8 overall last season, including 2-7 in the Big 12. Three quarterbacks combined to throw for 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions with a combined average of 264 yards per game.

Millard, who started three games last fall before being relegated to a backup role, completed 14 of 19 passes for 129 yards Saturday in rotating with junior college transfer Skyler Howard and Logan Moore, who was moved to quarterback this spring.

Recruit William Crest will join Trickett, who started seven games last year, and the others when practice starts in August.

Mario Alford returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, but Holgorsen was disappointed that Alford and some other offensive playmakers didn't get more work.

"We need to get those guys the ball a little more. I was disappointed with that," Holgorsen said. "Once we get settled on a quarterback; that will help. When you're rotating quarterbacks and you're playing a bunch of different people, it's hard to get in a rhythm."

"So obviously that is going to have to be something that we focus on all summer and as quickly as we can in August to let them develop a relationship with all those guys."

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