Charles Sims emerged from the tunnel smoke at Milan Puskar Stadium and more than 50,000 people greeted him, anxious to see the preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year make his debut.
"It was just mindblowing," Sims told FOX Sports Southwest this week. "Never seen anything like it."
He didn't disappoint. Sims got a carry on West Virginia's first offensive play of the season and capped the first drive with an 11-yard touchdown. He finished his first game as a Mountaineer with 120 yards. Through three games, Sims is in great position to finish the season as the league's newcomer of the year. He leads the Big 12 in rushing with 293 yards and has more carries (52) than any back in the Big 12.
"He's just consistent and has got great experience. He's played in a bunch of games," coach Dana Holgorsen said. "He's a well-rounded player."
Few would know better than Holgorsen. He recruited Sims to Houston out of high school and served as the Cougars' offensive coordinator in 2009, Sims' f...