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The highest-graded players from West Virginia's win over Texas, 42-41

Nov 3, 2018; Austin, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier (7) throws a pass against Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bethany Hocker-USA TODAY Sports

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The West Virginia Mountaineers pulled off an incredible 42-41 victory over Texas on Saturday afternoon. When it mattered most, quarterback Will Grier uncorked yet another perfectly thrown deep ball, and he followed it up with a perfectly-called two-point conversion to seal the game.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 overall

West Virginia offense

Martell Pettaway, RB – 73.8 overall grade
Will Grier, QB – 72.8 overall grade
Colton McKivitz, T – 68.8 overall grade
Matt Jones, C – 68.0 overall grade
Kelby Wickline, T – 67.9 overall grade

West Virginia defense

Kenny Robinson Jr., S – 71.8 overall grade
Dravon Askew-Henry, CB – 67.8 overall grade
Darius Stills, DI – 67.7 overall grade
Keith Washington, CB – 65.5 overall grade
Hakeem Bailey, CB, 65.3 overall grade

Texas offense

Tre Watson, RB – 77.7 overall grade
Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR – 77.1 overall grade
Samuel Cosmi, T – 69.8 overall grade
Zach Shackelford, C – 68.0 overall grade
Devin Duvernay, WR – 65.9 overall grade

Texas defense

Kris Boyd, CB – 87.7 overall grade
Breckyn Hager, EDGE – 73.4 overall grade
Anthony Wheeler, 69.9 overall grade
B.J. Foster, S – 68.9 overall grade
Anthony Cook, DI – 67.5 overall grade

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