Millard had a receiver open above the coverage, but his throw was very short and went right to the free safety.
"I thought the safety was playing over the top, but it was a big mistake at a big time," he said.
His coaches were also disappointed with things Millard missed, either with short throws, decisions to not throw or not seeing open receivers. The Mountaineers had just three plays of 20 yards of more, that after getting just one in the season opener. One of Saturday's big plays was a 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter from Dreamius Smith - and he carried once more and finished with 77 yards on three attempts.
Running back Charles Sims had a 24-yard reception, but finished with 26 yards, and receiver Ronald Carswell had a 33-yard reception, but finished with 44 yards.
There were chances for the offense, though.
"When you've got guys wide open running down the field, in my mind that's an opportunity, an opportunity for a big play," Dawson said. "We had four or five opportunities with guys running down the field wide open and we didn't take advantage of them.
"You can't not take advantage of them and win the game. If you take advantage of two of them, you might win the game. If you take advantage of one of them, you might win the game. Just give me something."
Dawson spread the blame around, saying Millard made poor throws on some occasions and hesitated and threw late on others, but he also said Millard made good throws and receivers didn't make plays. Others made mistakes, like Kevin White, who lost a fumble after a reception.
Nevertheless, Holgorsen said the starting quarterback job remains open for both Trickett and Millard for next week's noon home game against Georgia State (0-2), but maybe also for redshirt freshman Ford Childress.
"It's going to remain that way," he said. "We'll evaluate Paul and see where we're at with it. We're not happy with seven points, but I thought we did some good things periodically. Guys have got to make plays, too. He put the ball there for some guys to make some plays and we didn't. We've got to take all those things into consideration and evaluate it and see where we're at.
"Maybe Ford gets reps next week. Maybe Clint gets reps next week. I don't know. That's why we practice and that's what we'll do."
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