The game or the opponents?
"Both," he said with a smile.
Garrison said, however, WVU's tempo can improve.
"We can get a lot faster," he said. "When the ref sets the ball, we have enough time to get there and run another play. It's just an attitude thing. We just have to do it. I feel like we're getting there. Hopefully, next week, we'll have it down."
As for last week's inaction, Garrison shrugged.
"I just kind of let it go," he said. "I knew I was going to have my chance. While everybody was getting their reps, I was still stretching, still trying to get loose for when I got my chance."
Vernard Roberts led WVU's backs with 17 carries for 64 yards, but Garrison did get three rushes for 19 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 51 yards and the score.
Before the game, the whispers in the press box were that freshman Quinton Spain would start at left guard. That didn't happen. In fact, he only participated for three plays. But there was a reason: injury.
"I don't know; I'm not sure [what the injury was]," said WVU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh. "The trainers will know more about that tomorrow. I think he'll be fine. They just said he was out.
"He was going to play a bunch of reps, see what he could do so we could get our best five out there. Obviously that didn't happen, and that's a little disappointing."
When the NFL season opened on Thursday, WVU had 11 players on rosters. Those on active rosters are Corey McIntyre (Buffalo), Robert Sands (Cincinnati), Steve Slaton (Houston), Pat McAfee (Indianapolis), Owen Schmitt (Philadelphia), Ryan Mundy (Pittsburgh) and Chris Neild (Washington). Adam "Pac-Man" Jones (Cincinnati) and Brandon Hogan (Carolina) are on physically unable to perform lists. J.T. Thomas (Chicago) is on the injured reserve list. Mortty Ivy (Pittsburgh) is on the practice squad.
Two former Mountaineers were listed among those scheduled to be in the press box Saturday. Former WVU punter Steve Superick was down as an analyst for WMBS radio in Uniontown, Pa., and ex-defensive lineman John Thornton was an analyst for Root Sports and the Big East Network, which broadcast the game in West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and MASN in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The game will be shown on SNY in New York on Sept. 13 at 7 a.m.
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