15Will Grier, quarterback, West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia went into its bye week coming off a humiliating loss when its offense couldn’t muster anything against Iowa State. Grier made sure that wouldn’t happen again against Baylor.
The game quickly turned into a blowout, and frankly, Baylor should consider themselves fortunate. Grier threw for 353 yards on 27 pass attempts and stopped going deep when he had a big lead. He finished the game with a 209.5 quarterback rating — his first game with a 200-plus rating since Sep. 8 — and West Virginia cruised to an easy victory.
While any hopes of competing for the Heisman Trophy are over, this was a nice return to stardom for Grier.