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Allison enters transfer portal

QB started one game during WVU career

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia backup quarterback Jack Allison will enter the NCAA transfer portal.

Allison, who transfered to WVU from Miami, will graduate in December.

His most game action of the season came in a loss to Iowa State, completing 19 of 26 passes for 144 yards and one score, after replacing injured starter Austin Kendall.

Allison’s lone start of his Mountaineer career came in last season’s Camping World Bowl setback against Syracuse.

First-year WVU head coach Neal Brown announced Allison’s status during his weekly press conference on Tuesday,

“This is a decision (Jack) came to me with,” Brown said. “I love Jack. He’s been a great teammate here and wants to go play somewhere,

“I support him in that.”

Brown also said wide receiver Ricky Johns will enter the portal.

WVU will go into Saturday’s Big 12 contest with some injury concerns.

Running back Kennedy McCoy and safety Noah Guzman both were injured in last Thursday night’s 17-14 setback at Baylor.

“I’m hopeful both of them will play (on Saturday),” Brown said.

Brown added starting receiver T.J. Simmons is doubtful for Texas Tech after leaving the Baylor game with an injury, while kicker Evan Staley, linebacker Josh Chandler and right guard Chase Behrndt are others battling injuries.

Staley (leg) and Chandler didn’t play against Baylor.

Linebacker Quondarius Qualls, however, will miss the remainder of the season with an injury.

Tight end Jovani Haskins is expected to play on Saturday.

He missed the Baylor game with a core muscle injury, according to Brown, which limited his ability to run.