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Big 12 football: Austin Kendall's play a mystery

West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall scrambles against Missouri. (AP Photo)
West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall scrambles against Missouri. (AP Photo)


Would you like to know how West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall played Saturday in a 38-7 loss at Missouri? So would Mountaineer coach Neal Brown.

Brown said the WVU offensive line played so poorly, Kendall’s performance was “tough to evaluate, honestly.”

Kendall, who transferred from OU in January, completed 15 of 25 passes for 137 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Both interceptions were poor throws, but Brown says there are reasons for that.

“I got him getting hit eight times in the first three series,” Brown said. “I thought there were times he threw the ball really well. I thought he showed courage staying in the pocket and delivering the ball.”

Brown said Kendall’s decision-making and eye movements have to improve, “but we’ve got to play better around him.”

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West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall, left, looks for an open receiver as he runs from Missouri's Khalil Oliver, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall, left, looks for an open receiver as he runs from Missouri's Khalil Oliver, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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