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Breaking Down WVU's Gold-Blue Spring Game

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Expectations for the 2014 WVU Football Mountaineers is simple: anything better than last season. The Mountaineers have some making-up to do when it comes to WVU football fans everywhere and they took the first steps towards on-the-field retribution Saturday, with the annual Gold-Blue Spring Game.

The final score hardly matters but the gold offense defeated the blue defense.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen says the defense is ahead at the offense at this point in the spring and that's a good thing. 

"The first team defense played excellent. When we started taking those guys out, we started moving the ball a little bit, which is what you want to see," Holgorsen said. "I thought the guys played hard, I think it's been a successful spring."

Most of the eyes were on the three-player quarterback battle that will eventually turn into a five-guy competition. Paul Millard had the best game of the bunch, throwing for 129 yards and two scores. Skylar Howard threw one touchdown and Logan Moore also played well. Perhaps most importantly, no WVU QBs turned the ball over. 

Clint Trickett didn't play because he is still recovering from shoulder surgery and true freshman William Crest will compete for the job when he arrives in the summer. 

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