West Virginia Game Recaps

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  1. Colemanchu

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    West Virginia Game Recaps

    WEEK 1 @ Michigan
    West Virginia started the season firing on all cylinders building a 21 to 7 halftime lead quieting the 110,000 plus fans who filled the big house. The Mountaineers used their patented option offense taught to them by Michigans very own Rich Rodriguez as they scored all 3 touchdowns on the ground including 2 by senior QB Jarrett Brown.
    The second half was a different story though as both offense were lacking throughout the 3rd quarter with the only score coming on a WVU field goal. The crowd was soon given reason to cheer though as Michigans offense came to life in the fourth. After a 9 yard touchdown run and 5 yard scoring pass the Wolverines forced a West Virginia fumble and drove to inside the Mountaineers 5 yard line with less than half a minute left and 2 time outs. Trailing only by 3 at this point it appeared certain that victory would be had. West Virginia's defense had other ideas stoppingtheir opponents on three straight plays forcing a game tying fg as time expired to force overtime.
    Overtime started much like the fourth quarter had as Michigan scored on its very first play from scrimmage on a 25 yard pass from Forcier to Stonum. The visitors took more plays to put 7 on the board but forced a second overtime all the same. The Mountaineers found the end zone on 12 yard post route to receiver Jock Sanders. Michigan had one last chance but as Forcier stepped up tpo throw on 4th down he was hit from behind and the sailed harmlessly into the turf handing Rich Rodriguez yet another loss to add to his trophy case.
     
  2. Razcalking1978

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    Nice opener!
     
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    Wow, nice easy start to the season.
     
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    WEEK 2- #22 Utah @ #19 WVU
    Coming of a stressfull opening week win the Mountaineers had no time to relax as #22 Utah entered Milan Puskar for a week 2 clash. The Utes defense did a great job of confusing senior quarterback Jarrett Brown as he went 9 of 21 with two interceptions. He was able to connect on touchdown passes of 82(Arnett) and 19(Starks) yards respectively.
    Fortunately the home team didn't need much air support today as the defense held Utah to less than 300 total yards and the ground game filled in the rest with 180 yards on the ground. Unlike week 1 the Mountaineers didn't let an early lead slip away winning this one 41-17. Next the team will travel to Ole Miss for their second straight game against a ranked non-conference opponent.
     
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    WEEK 3 @ Ole Miss
    The Mountaineers were forced out of their game plan early as stud half back Noel Devine was injured early and would miss most of the game. Senior QB Jarret Brown was called upon to run West Virginias "famous" air raid attack, and it was a disaster. Fighting pressure all day fromt he Rebels defense led by Greg Hardy (8 TKL, 4 TFL, 4 SAC) Brown made bad decisions at times and even worse throws more often leading to 5 interceptions including one returned 14 yard for the score late in the fourth to put Ole Miss up for good in a 27-24 win.
     

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