"It's Clint,'' offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said when asked if he still had a starting quarterback. "Clint gave us a spark.''
That was last week, though, in a 30-21 win over Oklahoma State. West Virginia's offense had no spark against Baylor. But Millard did no better than Trickett. He was 8-for-13 passing for 115 yards and two touchdowns, but that was all after the game was in hand and Baylor was playing its reserves.
As for Trickett's health, he seems battered but more sore than anything else. He was the same after being tossed around by Oklahoma State. And with two weeks to recover Trickett will likely be fine.
Twice West Virginia players were flagged for targeting and ejected from the game under college football's new rules.
One of the ejections, of safety Darwin Cook, was overturned upon video review. The other, a rare offensive targeting call on lineman Adam Pankey, was upheld and Pankey will miss the first half of the Texas Tech game.
Pankey's indiscretion was a crack-back block late in the game. Not only is that illegal, his hit was helmet-to-helmet.
Cook was whistled for a helmet-to-helmet tackle in the first half, but replay decided there was no targeting involved.
The rule is that a targeting ejection in the first half results in disqualification from the rest of that game. A call in the second half means ejection from the remainder of the game and the first half of the next one.
Pankey had just returned from offseason knee surgery and had quickly worked himself into the line rotation.
Texas Tech seems likely to be the fourth unbeaten team West Virginia will face in a five-game stretch. The Red Raiders are 5-0 after trouncing Kansas 54-16, and play this week at home against 1-3 Iowa State.
Including the opener against William & Mary, five of WVU's six opponents have been unbeaten when they played the Mountaineers and four - Oklahoma, Maryland, Oklahoma State and Baylor - were nationally ranked either at the time or shortly thereafter. Texas Tech would be the fifth.