After concussion, West Virginia QB Clint Trickett cleared for bowl practice


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says quarterback Clint Trickett has been cleared to practice for the Liberty Bowl after being sidelined with a concussion.

But Holgorsen says sophomore Skyler Howard’s impressive play could make his quarterback rotation a game-time decision when the Mountaineers (7-5) face Texas A&M (7-5) on Dec. 29 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Trickett hasn’t played since being knocked out of a 26-20 home loss to Kansas State on Nov. 20.

Howard has thrown for five touchdowns in two games since replacing Trickett, including three scores in his first start, a 37-24 win at Iowa State on Nov. 29.

Trickett has thrown for 3,285 yards and 18 touchdowns. But after a fabulous stretch early in the season, he’s gone 10 consecutive quarters without throwing a touchdown pass.

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