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					2007 Schedule/Results                                                                                                 No. 6/6 West Virginia University
   Date                   Opponent                                  Time/Results
                                                                                                                              Final 2007 Season Notes
  Sept. 1              WESTERN MICHIGAN                                  W/62-24
  Sept. 8              at Marshall                                       W/48-23                                         11-2 Overall Record, 5-2 BIG EAST
  Sept. 13             at Maryland                                        W/31-14                   BIG EAST Champions, Lambert Trophy Winners, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Champions
  Sept. 22             EAST CAROLINA                                      W/48-7                  The 2007 Season
  Sept. 28             at USF                                              L/13-21                      West Virginia posted an 11-2 overall record and finished with a 5-2 mark in BIG EAST Conference
  Oct. 6               at Syracuse                                       W/55-14                  action. The Mountaineers reached the 11-win plateau for the third year in a row and fifth time in the
                                                                                                  school’s history. The 2007 season was the program’s fourth BIG EAST Championship in the past five years
  Oct. 20              MISSISSIPPI STATE                                  W/38-13                 and fifth overall.
  Oct. 27              at Rutgers                                          W/31-3                    West Virginia was ranked among the Top 12 nationally for the entire season, starting the season at No.
  Nov. 8               LOUISVILLE                                         W/38-31                 3, dropping as low as No. 12 after the USF game on Sept. 30, reaching as high as No. 1 (coaches poll) after
  Nov. 17              at Cincinnati                                     W/28-23                  the Connecticut game on Nov. 25, and finishing the season No. 6 in both polls. This was the third
                                                                                                  consecutive year that WVU has finished the season ranked in the nation’s Top 10, reaching as high as No.
  Nov. 24              CONNECTICUT                                       W/66-21                  5 in 2005 and sixth time overall in school history.
  Dec. 1               PITT                                                 L/9-13
  Jan. 2               vs. Oklahoma                                      W/48-28                  Tostitos Bowl Champions
                                                                                                        Entering the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2, as a heavy underdog, West Virginia showed the nation
Tale of the Tape                                                                                  how good it really was by defeating No. 3 Oklahoma, 48-28, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale,
                                                                                                  Ariz. WVU and USC are the only two teams in the nation who can boast playing in five-straight New Year’s
WVU Offense Final                                    Overall                         BIG EAST     bowl games. The Mountaineers have won three straight bowl appearances, including two in BCS games.
Points .................................................. 515 ............................. 240      Quarterback Pat White finished with a game-high 150 yards on the ground and threw for 176 yards on
  Average ......................................... 39.6 ............................ 34.3        10-of-19 attempts and two touchdowns to earn Offensive MVP honors, his second-straight year, earning
First Downs ...................................... 279 .............................. 142
Total Offense ............................... 5,931 ........................ 2,960                that bowl accolade. Linebacker Reed Williams was selected as the Defensive MVP, collecting nine tackles,
  Average ........................................ 456.2 ........................ 422.9           including seven solo stops, two tackles for loss, a quarterback sack and forced a fumble. Freshman
Net Rushing ................................. 3,864 ........................ 1,825                tailback Noel Devine finished with 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns, had 47 yards receiving on two
  Average ........................................ 297.2 ......................... 260.7          catches and returned four kickoffs for 88 yards for a total of 243 all-purpose yards.
Net Passing ................................... 2,067 ......................... 1,135
Average ........................................... 159.0 .......................... 162.1
Pass Attempts ................................ 265 .............................148
Complete .............................................176 .............................. 98        Mountaineer Quickies
Interceptions ...................................... 6 .................................. 5           WVU is 33-5 over the last 38 games; 17-4 in the BIG EAST in that span.
Fumbles/Lost ................................. 28/15 .......................... 20/11                 WVU has won 45 of its last 53 regular-season games/WVU has won 48 of its last 58 overall games.
3rd Down ....................................... 83/173....................... 49/102                 Dating back to 2005, WVU has 120 rushing touchdowns in its last 32 games (3.75 per game).
FG/Att. ................................................ 13/19............................ 7/10
Avg. TOP ......................................... 30:11 .......................... 30:53             Steve Slaton had 50 rushing touchdowns in his last 33 games.
Penalties ........................................ 71/686 ...................... 37/342               Steve Slaton is WVU’s career rushing touchdown leader with 50.
Average ............................................ 52.8 ........................... 48.9            Pat White is currently tied for No. 4 in BIG EAST career touchdowns responsible for with 74.
                                                                                                      Pat White has 28 rushing touchdowns in his last 20 games (1.4 per game).
WVU Defense Final                                    Overall                         BIG EAST         In his last six games, Pat White has tallied 1,633 yards of total offense (272.2 yards per game).
Points .................................................. 235 ..............................126
  Average ...........................................18.1 ............................. 18.0          The 2007 senior class is the winningest class in school history with a 41-9 record.
First Downs ...................................... 222 .............................. 122             WVU is 26-4 with Patrick White as a starting quarterback.
Total Defense............................... 3,922 ......................... 2,196                    WVU was 29-4 with Steve Slaton as a starting tailback.
  Average .........................................301.7 .......................... 313.7             WVU was 26-4 with the duo of Slaton and White in the starting line-up.
Net Rushing ................................. 1,468 .......................... 898                    WVU was 7-1 when both Slaton and White rush for 100 yards in the same game.
  Average ......................................... 112.9 ...........................128.3            WVU is 34-14 in all-time BIG EAST games since 2001.
Net Passing ................................... 2,454 ......................... 1,298
  Average ........................................ 188.8 ......................... 185.4              WVU is 43-1 since 2002 when winning the turnover battle.
Pass Attempts ................................ 385 ............................ 200                   WVU has outrushed its opponents in 32 of 33 games, WVU’s record is 29-4 during that span.
Complete .............................................216 ............................. 106           WVU’s defense has allowed only six 100-yard rushers in its last 38 games.
Interceptions ..................................... 16 ................................. 10           Since 2000, WVU is 53-1 when scoring 30 or more points in a contest.
  Avg. per return ...........................11.8 ............................. 17.4                  Pat White has rushed for more than 100 yards in five of the last six games.
Fumble/Rec. .................................... 31/18........................... 18/12               White and Slaton became third set of teammates to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
3rd Down ....................................... 71/197 ...................... 39/105
Sacks/Yds. ..................................... 40/257 ...................... 18/123                 WVU is 12-15 all-time in bowl games, including three straight wins.
                                   West Virginia University • 2007 Final Season Notes • MSNsportsNET.com
The 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
No. 9 West Virginia 48, No. 3 Oklahoma 28 • January 2, 2008 • Glendale, Ariz.
    Glendale, Ariz. - (January 2, 2008)– Under                  when White hit
interim head coach Bill Stewart, West Virginia pulled off       receiver Tito
the biggest upset in school history by defeating No. 3          Gonzales for a
Oklahoma 48-28 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.                     79-yard scoring
    Behind 150 yards rushing and 176 passing from quar-         strike, raising
terback and bowl offensive MVP Patrick White, the Moun-         the Mountain-
taineers stunned the heavily favored Sooners by rush-           eer lead to 41-21.
ing for 349 yards to key the victory. It marked the sixth       Bradford then
time in his career that he has surpassed 300 yards of           connected with
total offense in a game.                                        Juaquin Iglesias
    Set up by a Vaughn Rivers 51-yard punt return, West         for a 15-yard
Virginia scored the game’s first points, when kicker Pat        touchdown
McAfee connected on a 38-yard field goal with 5:40 left         strike to pull the
in the opening quarter.                                         Sooners to 41-28                                                                                         Patrick White - Offensive MVP
    West Virginia then took a 6-0 lead as time in the           with 10:14 left, but                                                                                     Reed Williams - Defensive MVP
quarter expired, when McAfee connected on a 42-yard             Devine finished
field goal.                                                     off the game’s scoring with a 65-yard scoring run at                                     defense with 15 tackles.
    Oklahoma’s Garret Hartley hit a 37-yard field goal at       the 9:14 mark to give the Mountaineers the 48-28 vic-                                       Final totals showed West Virginia with an impressive
the 7:46 mark of the second quarter to cut the WVU lead         tory.                                                                                    525 yards of total offense, while Oklahoma finished
in half.                                                            Devine finished with 108 yards rushing, while line-                                  with 419 yards.
    West Virginia answered just more than a minute              backer Reed Williams won the defensive MVP honors                                           The win gave West Virginia its third straight bowl
later, when Owen Schmitt rumbled for a 57-yard touch-           with nine tackles, two TFL and a forced fumble. For                                      victory and second BCS victory in three years. After the
down run, the longest in WVU bowl history, to give the          Oklahoma, Bradford passed for 242 yards, Chaney led all                                  game, Stewart was named West Virginia’s 32nd head
Mountaineers a 13-3 lead with 6:23 remaining in the             receivers with 129 yards, while Curtis Lofton led the                                    coach.
half.
    Oklahoma answered with a 24-yard Hartley field goal
to cut the deficit to 13-6. The Mountaineers managed             Scoring and Statistical Summary
another score to increase their lead to 20-6 at the half.                                                                 1                      2                        3                       4                       F
     That drive was sparked by a 34-yard completion to           West Virginia .......................................... 6 .................... 14 .................... 14 ..................... 14 ................... 48
tailback Noel Devine, who entered the game after start-          Oklahoma .............................................. 0 ..................... 6 ...................... 9 ...................... 13 ................... 28
ing tailback Steve Slaton left with a hamstring injury, In       1st             WVU-         Pat McAfee 38 FG
the drive, White marched the Mountaineers 78 yards in                            WVU -        McAfee 42 FG
seven plays and ended the drive with a pretty 21-yard            2nd             OU -         Garret Hartley 37 FG
pass to a wide open Darius Reynaud. In the 78-yard                               WVU -        Owen Schmitt 57 rush (McAfee kick)
drive, 58 yards came via the Mountaineer passing game.                           OU -         Hartley 24 FG
                                                                                 WVU -        Darius Reynaud 21 pass from Patrick White (McAfee kick)
    Oklahoma scored the first nine points of the third           3rd             OU -         Hartley 42 FG
quarter, and it was up to West Virginia to withstand the                         OU -         Chris Brown 1 rush (Sam Bradford pass failed)
fury. The Sooners got yet another field goal from Hartley                        WVU -        Noel Devine 17 rush (McAfee kick)
at the 9:33 mark and then added a Chris Brown one-                               WVU -        Reynaud 30 rush (McAfee kick)
yard touchdown run to cap an 80-yard drive. The Soon-            4th             OU -         Quentin Chaney 19 pass from Bradford (Brown rush failed)
                                                                                 WVU -        Tito Gonzales 79 pass from White (McAfee kick)
ers went for the two-point conversion, but quarterback                           OU -         Juaquin Iglesias 15 pass from Bradford (Hartley kick)
Sam Bradford’s pass was incomplete, giving WVU a 20-15                           WVU -        Devine 65 rush (McAfee kick)
lead with 6:22 left in the third.
    The momentum was squarely on the Oklahoma side,                                                                                              WVU                    OU
                                                                 First Downs ................................................................... 17 .................... 25
but it turned quickly, when the Sooners tried an onside          Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 349/39 ............. 177/43
kick on the ensuing kickoff that was recovered by WVU’s          Passing Yardage .......................................................... 176 .................. 242
Ridwan Malik. From there, White and the Mountaineer              Passes ...................................................................... 10/19/0 ............ 21/33/1
offense regained control.                                        Punts ....................................................................... 4/234/58.5 ...... 4/188/47.0
    Taking over at the Oklahoma 39-yard line, it took just       Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 0/0 .................... 1/0
                                                                 Return Yardage .............................................................. 57 .................... 13
six plays to capitalize on the field position as Devine’s 17-    Penalties/Yards ........................................................... 8/110 ............... 13/113
yard scoring run gave the Mountaineers a 27-15 lead.             Time of Possession ................................................... 25:43 ............... 34:17
    After holding the Sooners on their next possession,
West Virginia struck again behind a White 42-yard run            WVU RUSHING: White 20-150; Devine 13-108; WVU PASSING: White 10-19-0-176; WVU RECEIVING:
and a 30-yard Reynaud reverse for a score, giving WVU            Reynaud 5-42; Gonzales 1-79; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Mundy 11; Williams 9 (1/2); WVU INTERCEP-
                                                                 TIONS: Andrews.
a 34-15 lead heading into the final quarter.
    The scoring was furious in the final stanza, but WVU         OU RUSHING: Allen 14-82; Brown 16-50; OU PASSING: Bradford 21-33-1-242; OU RECEIVING: Chaney 4-
answered every Oklahoma punch. The Sooners closed                129; OU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Lofton 11 (1/0); Williams 10 (1/0); OU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
the deficit to 34-21, when Bradford hit Quentin Chaney           Attendance - 70,016
for a 19-yard score, but WVU responded in just one play

 2007 Mountaineer Football                                                                                                                                        Final Season Notes • January 2008
                                                 Mountaineers • 2007 Final Season Notes • MSNsportsNET.com
National Rankings                                           The Captains
Associated Press Poll                                                        Each week, the West Virginia coaching staff selects senior game captains based on their performance
    (Final)                                                            from the previous week’s practices and game. At the end of the year, the team votes on permanent
    School                 Record Points Prev. Wk                      captains, who also represents the team in the bowl game.
1. LSU (60)                   12-2      1,620       2                     The 2007 captains are Keilen Dykes (DL), Marc Magro (LB), Owen Schmitt (RB) and Vaughn Rivers (DB).
2. Georgia (3)                 11-2      1,515      4
3. USC (1)                     11-2     1,500       6                  Against the Big 12
4. Missouri                   12-2      1,347       7
5. Ohio St.                    11-2     1,346       1                         West Virginia holds a 10-8 record against teams from the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineeers’
6. West Virginia               11-2     1,342      11                  series records against teams from the Big 12 are: Kansas (1-0), Missouri (2-3), Kansas St. (1-1), Oklahoma (2-
7. Kansas (1)                  12-1      1,303      8                  2), Texas (1-0), Texas Tech (1-0) and Oklahoma St (2-1). The Mountaineers have not faced Baylor, Iowa State,
8. Oklahoma                    11-3      1,139      3                  Texas A&M and Colorado, but that will change with a two-game series with the Buffaloes starting in 2008
9. Virginia Tech               11-3     1,096       5                  in Boulder and 2009 in Morgantown.
10. Boston College             11-3      962       14
    Texas                     10-3       962       17
12. Tennessee                 10-4       904       16                  In Bowl Games
13. Florida                   9-4        685        9                        West Virginia holds a 12-15 all-time record in bowl games, dating back to the 1922 East-West Game.
14. BYU                        11-2      654       19                  The 2008 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl was WVU’s 27th bowl appearance.
15. Auburn                    9-4        648       22                     WVU has gone to a bowl game for six-consecutive years for the first time in school history. The
16. Arizona St.               10-3        587      12
17. Cincinnati                10-3       566       20                  previous best stretch was five in a row from 2002-07 when the Mountaineers made trips to the
18. Michigan                  9-4        508       NR                  Continental Tire Bowl, three Gator Bowls and a Sugar Bowl.
19. Hawaii                     12-1      460       10                     The Mountaineers are 5-5 in New Year’s bowl games. West Virginia won the 1938 and 1949 Sun Bowls,
20. Illinois                  9-4         443      13                  the 2006 Sugar Bowl, the 2007 Gator Bowl and the 2008 Fiesta Bowl, while dropping the 1954 and 1994
21. Clemson                   9-4         353      15                  Sugar Bowls and the 1997, 2004 and 2005 Gator Bowls.
22. Texas Tech                9-4         308      NR
23. Oregon                    9-4         253      NR                     West Virginia has now appeared in five straight New Year’s bowl games, which is a school record. WVU
24. Wisconsin                 9-4        202       18                  has won three straight bowl games with two of the three coming in the BCS.
25. Oregon St.                9-4          110     NR
ARV: Virginia 66, Penn St. 61, Kentucky 57, Wake Forest 53,            New Year’s Bowl Games
Boise St. 25, Arkansas 13, Utah 9, Mississippi St. 7, Appala-                 With its appearance in the 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia was just one of two teams in
chian St. 5, South Florida 5, Tulsa 4, Connecticut 3, Air Force
2, Rutgers 2.                                                          the country to make five-straight New Year’s Day bowl games. The Mountaineers have played in the
                                                                       Gator three times, the Sugar and now the Fiesta Bowl in the last five years. The only other team to make
USA Today Coaches’ Poll                                                five straight New Year’s bowl appearances is Southern Cal.
     (Final)
     School                     Record Points Prev. Wk                 In Arizona
1. LSU (60)                      12-2      1,500          2                    The 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl marked West Virginia’s fourth-ever football contest in the state of
2. USC                            11-2      1,380         6            Arizona, and the Mountaineers are now 1-3 all-time in the state after defeating Oklahoma 48-28 in the
3. Georgia                        11-2      1,370         4
4. Ohio State                     11-2      1,287          1           Tostios Fiesta Bowl.
5. Missouri                      12-2        1,241        7                In 1989, WVU faced Notre Dame in the Sunkist Fiesta Bowl for the national championship in Tempe; the
6. West Virginia                 11-2      1,239         9             Fighting Irish prevailed in that game 34-21. The Mountaineers were back in Arizona in 1998 for the
7. Kansas                         12-1       1,217        8            Insight.com Bowl and despite 429 yards passing from quarterback Marc Bulger, the Mountaineers dropped
8. Oklahoma                       11-3      1,016         3            a 34-31 decision to the Tigers. WVU’s only other visit to Arizona came at the end of the 1979 season, when
9. Virginia Tech                  11-3       979          5
10. Texas                        10-3        924         17            the Mountaineers lost, 42-7, at Arizona State.
11. Boston College                11-3       898         14
12. Tennessee                    10-4        826         18            On Grass
13. Arizona State                10-3        635          11                 Since 1980, West Virginia is 39-47 in games played on natural grass surfaces. WVU was 2-1 on grass
14t. Auburn                       9-4        624         21            surfaces in 2007 after winning a 31-14 contest at Maryland, dropping a 21-13 decision at USF and defeating
     Brigham Young                11-2       624         19
16. Florida                      9-4         567         12            Oklahoma 48-28 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Since 2001, the Mountaineers are 15-11 on natural grass.
17. Hawaii                        12-1       427         10
18. Illinois                     9-4          416        13            Williams and White Named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl’s Outstanding Players
19. Michigan                     9-4          413       NR                    After defeating Oklahoma, 48-28, in the 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia took offensive
20. Cincinnati                   10-3         376        23            and defensive outstanding player of the game awards.
21. Wisconsin                    9-4          333        15
22. Clemson                      9-4          319        16                Quarterback Pat White, the offensive player of the game, finished with 326 yards of total offense and
23. Texas Tech                   9-4         242        NR             two touchdowns, running for a game-high 150 yards and passing for 176 yards and two scores. This
24. Oregon                       9-4          192       NR             marked the second year in a row that White was honored as he was named the Gator Bowl MVP in 2006
25. Penn State                   9-4          127       NR             after running for 145 yards and a touchdown and passing for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the 38-35
ARV: Oregon State (9-4) 108; Virginia (9-4) 71; Wake Forest            victory over Georgia Tech.
(9-4) 53; Boise State (10-3) 33; Fresno State (9-4) 11; Kentucky
(8-5) 11; California (7-6) 8; Connecticut (9-4) 8; Mississippi State       Linebacker Reed Williams was named the defensive player of the game, finishing with nine tackles,
(8-5) 7; South Florida (9-4) 6; Tulsa (10-4) 5; Central Florida (10-   including seven solo stops, two tackles for loss, a quarterback sack and forced a fumble.
4) 4; Utah (9-4) 2; Arkansas (8-5) 1.
                                                                       All-Bowl Teams
One of Four                                                 Six Mountaineers were named to spots on the ESPN.com All-Bowl Team and
      West Virginia is one of four schools in the    CollegeFootballNews.com’s All-Bowl team.
nation to finish with a Top 10 ranking in the            Pat White (QB), Greg Isdaner (OL) and Pat McAfee (P) were named to ESPN.com’s All-Bowl team, while
Associated Press Poll for three-straight years. LSU, Ryan Stanchek (OL) was named to CFN’s team, and White and Reed Williams (LB) were named honorable-
Ohio State, Southern Cal and West Virginia are the mention.
four schools that can claim that honor.                  Head Coach Bill Stewart was named the “Coach of the Bowl Season” by CFN.

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On Network Television                                  All-American Mountaineers
      The Fox telecast of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl              In 2007, West Virginia offensive lineman Ryan Stanchek was selected to five different All-American
represented the 142nd network television game teams, including FWAA (first), rivals.com (second), Walter Camp Football Foundation (second), Sporting
for West Virginia. All-time, WVU is 70-71-1 in nationally News (second) and the Associated Press (third). Johnny Dingle (DL), Marc Magro (LB) and Patrick White (QB)
televised games dating back to the 1954 Sugar were named honorable mention All-American by SI.com.
Bowl.                                                        Since 2002, West Virginia has had eight players named to All-American teams. Avon Cobourne (RB)
                                                          earned third team All-America honors from Associated Press in 2002, Quincy Wilson was named a third-
Most Total Wins Over                                      team AP and ESPN The Magazine All-America in 2003, Grant Wiley (LB) was a consensus All-American in
The Last Five Years (2003-07)                             2003, Adam Jones was a first-team All-American in 2004 by CollegeFootballNews.com and
Rk. School                 Wins                           CollegeSportsReport.com, In 2005, offensive lineman Garin Justice was a Sporting News second-team
1. USC                       59
2. Boise State               56                           All-American and in 2006, Dan Mozes was a consensus All-American and Rimington Award winner and
3. LSU                       56                           Steve Slaton was a consensus All-American.
4.    Oklahoma           54
      Texas              54                            An Avid Reeder
6.    Ohio State         53                                  West Virginia junior linebacker Reed Williams was named first team ESPN The Magazine Academic
7.    Georgia            51                            All-American for his outstanding performance on and off the field.
8.    Virginia Tech      50                               He has a 3.88 GPA in accounting and has been a mainstay on the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor
      Auburn             50                            Roll and the BIG EAST Commissioner’s Honor Roll since he started at WVU several years ago.
10.   West Virginia      49                               On the field of play, he led the defense with 107 tackles for the season, including 48 solo tackles and
11.   Wisconsin          47                            5.5 tackles for loss. He also has an interception, two pass breakups, three forced fumbles and recovered
      Louisville         47                            a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against Connecticut. He was named the 2008 Tostitos Fiesta
      Boston College     47                            Bowl Defensive Player of the Game after collecting nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, a sack and
14.   Florida            46                            forced a fumble.
      Michigan           46                               Since 2002, the Mountaineers have had five ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American selections,
      TCU                46
17.   Hawaii             45                            Jeff Berk (OL, 2004), Jay Henry (2005 and 2006) and Dan Mozes (2006). Since 1952, WVU has had 20
      Utah               45                            players earn Academic All-American distinction.
19.   Tennessee          44
20.   Navy               43                            BIG EAST Bests
      Cal                43                                   The Mountaineers posted another winning league record in 2007 with a 5-2 mark. West Virginia’s
                                                       7-0 BIG EAST record in 2005 matched the best league record by the Mountaineers since entering the
Best Winning Percentage Away From                      conference in 1991. In 1993, West Virginia also posted a 7-0 mark in BIG EAST play. Next in line is a 6-1 record
Home (Road or Neutral Sites)                           in 2002 and 2003. The Mountaineers have been crowned league champions in four of the last five years.
The Last Five Years (2003-07)                              West Virginia’s third-best league record is a 5-2 mark, posted in 2007, 2006 and also in 1998. WVU has
Rk.   School             W-L          Winning %        now posted 12 winning conference seasons in 17 years of BIG EAST action starting in 1993 (7-0), 1994 (4-3),
1.    USC               30-5          .857             1995 (4-3), 1996 (4-3), 1997 (4-3), 1998 (5-2), 2002 (6-1), 2003 (6-1), 2004 (4-2), 2005 (7-0), 2006 (5-2) and 2007
2.    LSU                25-7         .781             (5-2).
3.    Boise State       24-8          .750                 West Virginia is 73-43-1 in all-time BIG EAST play and is 38-19-1 in BIG EAST home games followed by a
      Georgia           24-8          .750             35-24 mark in conference road games. The Mountaineers are 33-8 in BIG EAST games since the start of
5.    West Virginia     23-8          .742             the 2002 season, and 17-4 in their last 21 conference games. WVU has won league championships in 1993,
6.    Auburn             19-7         .731
7.    Boston College    23-10         .697             2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
8.    Louisville         21-11        .656
      TCU                21-11        .656             BIG EAST Honors
10.   Virginia Tech     20-11         .645                   West Virginia led the BIG EAST in selections to the all-conference team with 10. Leading the way
11.   Oklahoma          18-10         .643             was quarterback Pat White, who was unanimously named the league’s offensive player of the year for
12.   Navy              23-13         .639             the second-straight season. White became the first player to repeat BIG EAST offensive player of the year
13.   Tennessee         18-12         .600             honors since Donovan McNabb of Syracuse won the award three times from 1996-98. White’s selection
14.   Florida           18-13         .581             marks the third time in four years that a West Virginia player has won offensive player of the year honors
      Wisconsin         18-13         .581             in the league.
                                                           Other first team selections were defensive lineman Keilen Dykes, offensive lineman Greg Isdaner and
Best Home Winning Percentage                           safety Eric Wicks. Second team selections were center Mike Dent, defensive lineman Johnny Dingle,
The Last Five Years (2003-07)                          linebacker Marc Magro, receiver Darius Reynaud, tailback Steve Slaton and kicker Pat McAfee.
Rk. School               W-L          Winning %
1.  Oklahoma             31-1         .969             Mountaineers In Pro Stadiums
2.  Boise State         30-1          .968                   Since 1980, the Mountaineers hold a 22-16 mark in stadiums that also housed professional football
3.  USC                 29-1          .966
4.  LSU                 32-3          .914             teams at the time. West Virginia was 1-1 in professional stadiums this season having dropped a 21-13
    Ohio State          32-3          .914             decision to USF on September 28 in Raymond James Stadium, before defeating Oklahoma 48-28 in the
6. Louisville           26-3          .897             Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
7. Wisconsin            29-4          .878                The record includes games played at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, University of Phoenix Stadium in
8. Texas                27-4          .878             Glendale, Ariz, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Giants Stadium, Veterans
10. Virginia Tech       30-5          .857             Stadium, Atlanta/Fulton County Stadium, the Houston Astrodome, Miami’s Orange Bowl, then Riverfront
11. Georgia             27-5          .843             Stadium in Cincinnati, Tempe’s Sun Devil Stadium, the Louisiana Superdome, Jacksonville’s Alltel Stadium,
    Texas Tech          26-5          .839             Dolphins Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium,
13. TCU                 24-5          .828             and Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.
    Toledo              24-5          .828
15. West Virginia       26-6          .813
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Conference and NCAA Rankings          Against Ranked Teams
                              BIG EAST      NCAA                  Beginning with a 27-0 loss to Fordham on October 18, 1941, West Virginia has played 128 against
Scoring Offense                   1            9           nationally ranked teams. Of those, 36 have been Mountaineer victories. Since 2001, WVU has posted 12
Rushing Offense                   1            3           victories over ranked teams.
Scoring Defense                   1            8
Rushing Defense                   1           18
Passing Offense                   8           114          National Polls
Total Offense                     2           15                The final poll of the 2007 season marked the 41st consecutive week West Virginia has been
Passes Had Intercepted           T-1         T-4           nationally ranked. The Mountaineers have been ranked in the Top 10 in 29 of the last 32 weeks. Since
Pass Defense                      3           14
Total Defense                     2            7           2002, West Virginia has been ranked in the Top 25 for 57 weeks, including 31 weeks in the Top 10. In the
Kickoff Returns                   3           32           Nov. 25 poll, the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll marks the first time in the school’s history
Punt Returns                      1           23           that the Mountaineers have received a No. 1 ranking. The highest ranking before that was No. 2 in the
Punting                           2           15
Passing Efficiency                3            11          1993 season.
Turnover Margin                   3            9
Interceptions                     4          T-35          WVU vs. 2007 Slate
Pass Eff. Defense                 5           28                 WVU owned a 170-124-8 record against its 2007 opponents. The Mountaineers own winning
Third Down Conv.                  1            8
Opponent Third Down               4          T-36          records over nine schools: Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland, Marshall, Mississippi
Fourth Down Conv.                 6         T-94           State, Rutgers and Western Michigan and an even record with Oklahoma. The only 2007 opponents that
Opponent Fourth Down              7          T-57          have the upper hand in the series are Syracuse, Pitt and USF. Syracuse has beaten the Mountaineers 30
Sacks By                          3          T-15          times in 55 tries, Pitt 60 times in 100 tries and with the win in 2007, USF owns a 2-1 advantage.
Sacks Against                     2          T-5
Tackles for Loss                  5          T-38
Tackles for Loss Allowed          3         T-56           2007 Opponent                                                                    Series Record
Penalties                         2         T-22           Cincinnati .......................................................................... 14-1-1
Possession Time                   5           54           Connecticut ....................................................................... 4-0
Punt Return Defense               1            9           East Carolina ..................................................................... 17-2
Kickoff Return Defense            4           55           Louisville .............................................................................. 7-2
Turnovers Gained                  3          T-6           Marshall ............................................................................... 7-0
Fumbles Gained                    2            2           Maryland ......................................................................... 23-21-2
                                                           Mississippi State ............................................................. 2-0
The Red Zone Report                                        Oklahoma ............................................................................ 2-2
      West Virginia scored 55-of-63 times (87.3            Pitt ...................................................................................... 37-60-3
percent) when it was inside its opponent’s red zone,       Rutgers ............................................................................. 29-4-2
scoring 352 points: 34 against Western Michigan,           USF ............................................................................................ 1-2
35 at Marshall, 24 at Maryland, a season-high 48           Syracuse ........................................................................... 25-30
points against East Carolina, 13 points at USF, 45 at      Western Michigan ......................................................... 2-0
Syracuse, 21 against Mississippi State and at              Overall Record ................................... 170-124-8 (.576)
Rutgers, 24 against Louisville, 28 at Cincinnati, 42
against UConn, a season-low seven against Pitt             The Numbers From Two, Three, Four and Five
and 10 against Oklahoma.                                         The West Virginia Mountaineers have been one of the best teams in college football over the last
    The scoring consists of 36 rushing touchdowns,         five years. WVU two-year record (2006-07) of 22-4 is tied for fifth-best in college football behind only Ohio
11 passing touchdowns and eight field goals made           State (23-3), Boise State (23-3), Hawaii (23-4), and LSU (23-4). The Mountaineers are tied with USC and BYU.
for a total of 47 touchdowns. The eight failed                West Virginia’s three-year record (2005-07) of 33-5 is second-best in college football behind only USC
attempts were a missed 22-yard field goal attempt
at Maryland, an interception thrown at USF, loss of        (34-5) and tied with Ohio State.
downs against Mississippi State, an interception              West Virginia’s four-year record of 41-9 is tied for sixth-best in college football behind only USC (47-5),
and loss of downs at Cincinnati, an interception           Texas (44-7), Boise St. (43-8), LSU (43-9), and Auburn (42-9). WVU is tied with Ohio State.
against UConn and two missed field goals against              And finally, West Virginia’s five-year record of 49-14 is 10th-best in college football. In the five-year time
Pitt.                                                      span, West Virginia has the fifth best road record (23-8) and 12th-best home record (26-6) in college
    WVU’s opponents have scored 31-of-36 times (86.1       football.
percent) they have reached the red zone, for a
total of 177 points, 24 by Western Michigan, nine by       Better From Four
Marshall, seven by Maryland, East Carolina, USF and              West Virginia has won 41 football games in the last four years to set the best four-year win mark in
Syracuse, 13 by Mississippi State, a season-high 31        school history, 41-8 (2004-07).
by Louisville, 13 by Cincinnati, 21 by UConn, 10 by Pitt
and a season-high 28 by Oklahoma.                             That breaks the previous mark of 38-12 that was set from 2003-06. Prior to that, the 2002-05 teams
    Their scoring consists of 13 rushing touchdowns,       held the best four-year win total in school history with 36 victories.
nine passing touchdowns and nine field goals made.            Before 2002, West Virginia won 35 games from 1981-84, and 33 from 1969-72 and 1922-25.
Their five missed attempts consisted of a missed
41-yard field goal and an interception by Rutgers, a       Eight Ball
fumble by Cincinnati, a 35-yard missed field goal by             The 2007 season marks the 31st time West Virginia has won at least eight games in a season, and
Pitt and an interception by Oklahoma.
                                                           the 15th time it has happened since 1980. WVU has gone to bowl games in 22 of the 31 previous seasons
Road Warriors                                              that it has recorded at least eight wins.
      West Virginia finished with a 6-1 record, away
from Mountaineer Field in 2007, defeating Marshall,        Nine Times
48-23, and Maryland, 31-14, before dropping a 21-13              West Virginia’s 11 wins in 2007 mark just the fourth time in WVU history where the Mountaineers
decision at USF and then a 55-14 win at Syracuse,          have at least posted back-to-back nine-win seasons. The other back-to-back nine-win seasons were
a 31-3 victory at Rutgers, a 28-23 win at Cincinnati
and a 48-28 win against Oklahoma. The                      1981-1982 and 1982-83 followed by 2005-2006 and now 2006-2007.
Mountaineers outscored their opponents in those              The 2007 season also marks just the second time in school history, and first time since 1981-83, that
games, 254-126. WVU won the games by a margin              West Virginia has recorded at least nine wins in three-straight seasons.
of 18.3 points. WVU is 26-7 on the road since 2002.
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Ranking WVU Week-By-Week               Eleven Times Three
Week                AP    USA Today    Harris   BCS          The 11 wins in 2007 marked the third-straight year that the Mountaineers have finished with at
Preseason            3        6         ---      ---   least 11 wins in a season, setting a school record. The 2005 and 2006 seasons were the first back-to-back
Sept. 3              3         4        ---      ---   11-win seasons in the school history. The only other seasons where WVU finished with 11 wins were the
Sept. 9              4         4        ---      ---   1988 and 1993 seasons.
Sept. 16             5         5        ---      ---
Sept. 23             5         5         5       ---
Sept. 30            13        12         11      ---   Good For Three
Oct. 7              8         9          8       ---         After posting a school-record third straight 11-win season, West Virginia has won 33 football games
Oct. 14             9          7         8        9    in the last three years (2005-07) to set the best three-year win mark in school history. That breaks the
Oct. 21             6         6          6        7
Oct. 28              7         7         7        7    previous best three-year win mark at the end of 2006 when the 2004-06 teams compiled a 30-6 record.
Nov. 4              6         6          6        7    Until last year, the best three-win win total for West Virginia football was 27 victories set by the 2003-05
Nov. 11              5         5         5        6    teams and the 1981-83 clubs.
Nov. 18              4         3        T3        3
Nov. 25              2         1         2        2    A Salute To the Senior Class
Dec. 2               11       9          9        9
Final               6         6         ---      ---        With the end of season, the 2007 seniors are the all-time winningest senior class in school history
                                                       passing the 2006 class. The 2006 seniors finished with a four-year mark of 38-12, while the 2007 seniors
BIG EAST PLAYERS OF THE WEEK                           have compiled a 41-8 four-year record.
BIG EAST Offensive PLAYER OF THE WEEK                     The 2007 senior class includes Adam Bednarik (QB), Tom Contraguerro (LB), Keilen Dykes (DL), Andy
Sept. 3     Tiquan Underwood, Jr., WR, Rutgers         Emery (LB), Chris Glenn (K), Markell Harrison (QB), Bobby Hathaway (LB), Antonio Lewis (DB), Marc Magro (LB),
Sept. 10    Anthony Allen, So., RB, Louisville         Ridwan Malik (DB), Ryan Mundy (DB), Vaughn Rivers (DB), Owen Schmitt (RB), Michael Villagrana (TE), Eric
Sept. 17    Dustin Grutza, Jr., QB, Cincinnati
Sept. 24    Andrew Robinson, So., QB, Syracuse         Wicks (DB) and Larry Williams (DB).
Oct. 1      Ben Mauk, Gr., QB, Cincinnati
Oct. 8      Patrick White, Jr., QB, West Virginia      Fifth-Year Seniors
Oct. 15     Brian Brohm, Sr., QB, Louisville                 There were 13 fifth-year seniors on the 2007 Mountaineer football team: Adam Bednarik (QB), Andy
Oct. 22     Ray Rice, Jr., RB, Rutgers                 Emery (LB), Keilen Dykes (DT), Bobby Hathaway (LB), Antonio Lewis (CB), Marc Magro (LB), Ridwan Malik (SS),
Oct. 29     Patrick White, Jr., QB, West Virginia      Ryan Mundy (FS), Vaughn Rivers (CB), Owen Schmitt (FB), Mike Villagrana (TE), Eric Wicks (SS) and Larry
Nov. 5      LeSean McCoy, Fr., RB, Pitt
Nov. 12     Patrick White, Jr., QB, West Virginia      Williams (CB).
Nov. 19     Mike Ford, Fr., RB, USF
Nov. 26     Ben Mauk, Sr., QB, Cincinnati              New Faces
Dec. 3      Brock Bolen, Jr., RB, Louisville                Several new faces made their mark on the Mountaineer defense during the 2007 season and
                                                       recorded their first career tackles.
BIG EAST Defensive PLAYER OF THE WEEK                     Safety Sidney Glover, safety Ryan Mundy, linebacker Archie Sims, tackle Scooter Berry, tackle Thor
Sept. 3     Mike Mickens, Jr., CB, Cincinnati          Merrow, defensive back Ellis Lankster, linebacker Pat Lazear, tackle Chris Neild, linebacker J.T. Thomas and
Sept. 10    Nate Allen, So., FS, USF                   defensive back Eric Turner all saw defensive action.
Sept. 17    Johnny Dingle, Sr., DE, West Virginia
Sept. 24    George Selvie, So., DE, USF
Oct. 1      Ben Moffitt, Sr., LB, USF                  True Freshmen Players
Oct. 8      Ryan Manalac, Jr., LB, Cincinnati                Six true freshmen registered time on the field during the 2007 season. Those players include Noel
Oct. 15     Joe Lefeged, Fr., FS, Rutgers              Devine (RB), Sidney Glover (SS), Brandon Hogan (WR), Will Johnson (WR), Pat Lazear (LB) and Jock Sanders
Oct. 22     Scott Lutrus, Fr., LB, Connecticut         (RB).
Oct. 29     Scott Lutrus, Fr., LB, Connecticut
Nov. 5      Haruki Nakamura, Sr., DB, Cincinnati       First-Time Players
Nov. 12     Eric Wicks, Sr., DB, West Virginia              There were 18 players who saw their first action on the field as a Mountaineer during the 2007
Nov. 19     Scott McKillop, Jr., LB, Pitt
Nov. 26     Mortty Ivy, Jr., LB, West Virginia         season: Scooter Berry (DE), Noel Devine (RB), Sidney Glover (SS), Trippe Hale (SS), Derek Hayes (OL), Brandon
Dec. 3      Joe Clermond, Sr., DE< Pitt                Hogan (WR), Eric Jobe (OL), Will Johnson (WR), Jeremy Kash (H), Ellis Lankster (DB), Pat Lazear (LB), Stephen
                                                       Maw (OL), Ryan Mundy (FS), Chris Neild (DT), Eric Rodemoyer (OL), Jock Sanders (RB), Archie Sims (LB) and J.T.
BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK              Thomas (LB).
Sept. 3     Dave Brytus, Jr., P, Pittsburgh
Sept. 10    Jake Rogers, RFr., K, Cincinnati           First-Time Starters
Sept. 17    Tony Ciaravino, RJr., K, Connecticut             There were 16 Mountaineer players who received the starting nod for the first time in their career
Sept. 24    Max Suter, Fr., KR, Syracuse               during the 2007 season: Scooter Berry (DE), Selvish Capers (OL), Mike Dent (C), Noel Devine (RB), Derek
Oct. 1      Tyvon Branch, So., KR, Connecticut
Oct. 8      Kevin Huber, Jr., P, Cincinnati            Hayes (RG), Brandon Hogan (WR), Mortty Ivy (WLB), Wes Lyons (WR), Stephen Maw (OL), Ryan Mundy (FS),
Oct. 15     Delbert Alvarado, So., P/K, USF            Chris Neild (DL), Kent Richardson (CB), Eric Rodemoyer (OL), Jock Sanders (RB), Doug Slavonic (DL) and Reed
Oct. 22     Conor Lee, Jr., K, Pittsburgh              Williams (MLB).
Oct. 29     Pat McAfee, Jr., K/P, West Virginia
Nov. 5      Tyvon Branch, Sr., KR, Connecticut         30 Is Enough
Nov. 12     Kevin Huber, Jr., P, Cincinnati                Dating back to 1980, the Mountaineers hold a 135-7-1 record when scoring 30 or more points in a
Nov. 19     Pat McAfee, Jr., K/P, West Virginia        game. During the 1990s, the Mountaineers were 42-4 when scoring 30 or more points in a contest and
Nov. 26     Pat McAfee, Jr., K/P, West Virginia        were 40-2-1 in the ‘80s when reaching that mark.
Dec. 3      Art Carmody, Sr., K, Louisville
                                                         WVU is 53-1 since 2000 when scoring 30 points or more in a contest.



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                                                 Rolling After Bowling
                                  Ryan Stanchek             In the 25 seasons after going to a bowl, the Mountaineers have compiled a 182-98-5 record. WVU
                                                       has earned back-to-back bowl berths 13 times, including six straight, currently a school record.
                                                       For Starters
                                                               The Mountaineers had a total of 42 players with at least one game of starting experience during
                                                       the 2007 season, including seven first-time starters against Western Michigan, one at Marshall, East
                                                       Carolina, Syracuse and Oklahoma and two against USF and Mississippi State. Tops on that list are senior
                                                       defensive lineman Keilen Dykes (43), senior safety Eric Wicks (37), junior offensive lineman Ryan Stanchek
                                                       (33), junior running back Steve Slaton (32) and senior receiver Darius Reynaud (31).
                                                       Offensive Analysis
                                                            Breaking down the West Virginia offensive numbers for the season, the Mountaineers ran a total of
                                                      893 plays, 628 coming on the ground and 265 through the air. The rushing game totaled 3,864 yards, for
                                                      an average of 6.2 yards per play and scored 49 touchdowns. The passing attack has totaled 2,067 yards,
                                                      16 touchdowns and an average of 11.7 yards per completion.
                                                          Combine the two and the Mountaineers have turned in 5,931 yards of total offense and 69 offensive
                                                      touchdowns for an average of 6.6 yards per play, and an average of 39.6 points per game.
                                                          Deeper analysis shows that the Mountaineer offense has gained 174 first downs by the run, 87 via the
Time of Possession                                    pass and 18 by penalty. On average, West Virginia is totaling 297.2 yards per game on the ground, 159.0
        West Virginia averaged 30:11 in time of per game passing and 456.2 yards of total offense.
possession this season, fifth in the BIG EAST
Conference and No. 54 in the nation. The Average Per Down
Mountaineers held the ball for 30 or more minutes           Here’s a breakdown of how the 2007 West Virginia offense operated on first, second, third and
in seven games this season, including a season-       fourth down.
high 36:21 against Connecticut.                           On first down, the Mountaineers ran a total of 393 plays and gained 2,563 yards for a 6.5 average. On
    The other times the Mountaineers have held second down, the Mountaineers ran 307 plays for 1,847 yards and a 6.0 average. On third down, the
the ball for 30 or more minutes have been Marshall Mountaineers ran 178 plays for 1,439 yards and a 8.1 average gain on third down. In 2007, West Virginia
(31:59), East Carolina (34:04), USF (34:38), Syracuse tried 15 fourth down plays, gaining 82 yards for a 5.5 average.
(33:03), Rutgers (31:17) and Louisville (31:27).          WVU’s touchdowns in 2007 came 24 times on first down (18 rushing and six passing), 27 times on
    For the season, WVU and its opponents have        second down (23 rushing and four passing), 14 times on third down (eight rushing and six passing), and
about the same first-half time, with WVU holding one time on fourth time (1 rushing).
the ball 15:02 and its opponents keeping it for
14:58. WVU’s opponents hold a first-quarter time of Scoring Offense
7:53 - 7:06, and the Mountaineers having an 8:02 -           West Virginia has scored 515 points in its 13 games in 2007, an average of 39.6 points per game. The
6:57 edge in the second quarter.                      Mountaineers are ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST and No. 9 in the nation. The Mountaineers have outscored
    In the second half, the Mountaineers hold the their opponents in every quarter this season, 121-44 in the first quarter, 109-62 in the second stanza, 121-
advantage, 15:03 - 14:57, including their opponents 51 in the third period and 116-50 in the fourth quarter. In the first half, West Virginia is outscoring its
holding the third quarter possession time of 7:31 - opponents, 230-106, an average of 19.2-8.8. In the second half, the Mountaineers own a 237-101 margin,
7:28 in the third quarter, and WVU has the edge in an average of 19.8-8.4. When the Mountaineers have scored 25 points or more, they posted a 10-0 record.
the fourth quarter, 7:33 - 7:23.                      Third and Fourth Downs
At Home                                                      West Virginia converted 49.1 percent (79/161) of its third-down attempts, ranking No. 6 in the nation.
        West Virginia completed its 28th season of The Mountaineers converted 38-of-86 attempts in the first half (44.2), while posting 54.7 percent (41/75)
competition at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar in the second half. WVU is registering 45.0 percent of its first quarter attempts (18/40), 43.5 percent (20/
Stadium in 2007. WVU holds a 123-48-4 (.714) all- 46) in the second quarter, 22-of-34 (64.7) in the third stanza and 19-of-41 (46.3) in the fourth period.
time record at the facility, which opened in 1980.        The Mountaineer defense held their opponents to 37.0 percent on third-down attempts (67/181), No.
    The Mountaineers’ 2007 season-opener against 44 in the nation. WVU’s opponents completed 37.0 percent (17/46) in the first quarter, 32.6 percent (14/43)
Western Michigan drew 60,563, 60,021 attended in the second period, 43.5 percent (20/46) in the third quarter and 34.8 (16/46) in the fourth stanza.
the ECU game, a season-high 61,022 were in Opponents have posted 34.8 percent (31/89) of its third-down conversions in the first half and 39.1 percent
attendance for the Homecoming game against (36/92) in the second half.
Mississippi State, 60,992 was at the Louisville game,     The Mountaineers converted 6-of-15 attempts on fourth-downs this season for 40.0 percent and their
59,701 attended the Connecticut game and 60,100       opponents have been successful on 7-of-15 attempts (46.7). WVU is tied for No. 92 nationally in fourth-
watched the final home game of the season against down conversions, and tied for No. 52 in defensive fourth-down efficiency.
Pitt.
    An average of 60,400 attended the six games 40 Is Better
at Mountaineer Field this season. WVU averaged              The Mountaineers have scored 40 or more points in 12 of their last 16 home games. WVU scored at
58,773 per home game last season; almost nine least 40 points in eight of 13 games in 2006 and six of 13 games in 2007.
million fans have watched a game at Mountaineer
Field.




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2007 Team Yards Per Carry              The Running Game
School                 Att.   Yards    YPC    TDs           As one of the nation’s most-potent ground offenses the last few years, the WVU juggernaut rolled
1. West Virginia       628    3,864    6.15   49             through the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
2. Arkansas            625    3,725    5.96    33
3. Navy                804    4,534    5.64    53        Its offensive prowess in recent memory has been staggering:
4. Illinois            595    3,338    5.61    28           WVU finished the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in rushing yards per game (297.2) and had 49
5. La.-Lafayette       542    3,019    5.57    23            rushing touchdowns on the season which was No. 2 in the nation.
                                                            WVU finished second in the NCAA in 2006 with 303 rush yards per game and has been
6. Air Force           721    3,894    5.40    36            amongst the top five for the last three seasons.
7. Oklahoma State      592     3,161   5.34    30           West Virginia has 120 rushing touchdowns in its last 32 games (3.75 per game).
8. Florida             487    2,602    5.34    39           WVU has rushed for 300 or more yards in 18 of its last 29 games.
9. Oregon              615    3,272    5.32    32           WVU finished No. 1 in the nation in team yards per carry again this year at 6.15, after leading the
10.Texas               539    2,698    5.01    35            nation at 6.7 in 2006.
 Slaton Quickies                                      Slashing, Dashing and Bashing
       Slaton ended 2007 as the nation’s active              In 2007, the rushing trifecta of Steve Slaton, Patrick White and Owen Schmitt accounted for 68.7%
 leader in career TDs (55) and active points per      percent of WVU’s ground attack or 2,658 of the Mountaineer’s 3,864 total rushing yards. Individually,
 game (9.2). He also is seventh in rushing ypg        Slaton ran for 27.1% percent and White for 34.5% percent.
 (109) and yards per carry (5.91) by a running back       In 2006, the trio accounted for 84.1% of WVU’s ground attack or 3,314 of WVU’s 3,939 total rushing yards.
 and ninth in all-purpose ypg (132.6).                Individually, Slaton rushed for 44.3% of WVU’s ground attack, White rushed for 30.9% and Schmitt 8.9%
       Slaton is WVU’s all-time career rushing            Dating back to the 2005 season, the trifecta has rushed for a combined 8,432 yards of WVU’s 11,072
 touchdown record holder with 50. He passed           yards or 76.1%.
 WVU running backs Ira Errett Rodgers and Avon
 Cobourne, who each had 42.                           First Consensus All-American to Return
       WVU is 29-4 with Slaton as a starter.
       Slaton has 21 career 100-yard rushing                Steve Slaton became WVU’s 11th consensus All-American in 2006, but he was just the first in school
 performances; WVU is 20-1 in those contests.         history to return to WVU after being bestowed with such an honor.
        In 15 career games started at Mountaineer         WVU’s previous 10 consensus All-Americans were graduating seniors.
 Field, Slaton has produced 100-yard rushing
 efforts in 11 of those contests; WVU is 13-2 with       Fullback Ira Errett Rodgers (1919)
 Slaton as the starter at home.                          Tackle Bruce Bosley (1955)
       In 36 games played, Slaton is third all-time      Linebacker Darryl Talley (1982)
 in school rushing (3,923).                              Offensive tackle Brian Jozwiak (1985)
       Slaton became the first back in school            Center Mike Compton (1992)
 history to rush for over 200 yards (215) and tally      Punter Todd Sauerbrun (1994)
 100 (130) yards receiving in the same game              Defensive back Aaron Beasley (1995)
 (Pitt/2006).                                            Linebacker Canute Curtis (1996)
       He accounted for 44% of WVU’s rushing             Linebacker Grant Wiley (2003)
 attack in 2006.                                         Center Dan Mozes (2006)
       Slaton has 15 multiple rushing touchdown           ailback Stev Slat (2006)
                                                                      eve
                                                         Tailback Steve Slaton* (2006)
 games in his career.                                    *sophomore year
       Is tied with Patrick White and Amos Zereoue
 (1996-98) for first with three 200-yard rushing      Super Steve
 games.                                                      Junior Steve Slaton was fourth among NCAA rushers at 134.2 yards per game and second in NCAA
       Set WVU’s single season rushing record in      all-purpose yardage (161.8/gm) in 2006.
 2006 with 1,733 yards.                                   He became the first player in WVU history and one of the few in NCAA history to have 200 yards
       Slaton has 14 career rushes of 42 yards or     rushing and 100 receiving yards in the same game at Pitt (2006) when he ran for 215 and added 130
 more; nine have those have gone for scores.          receiving. In fact, it marked the second-best single game all-purpose outing by a Mountaineer in school
       Led WVU in rushing in 2005 & 2006.             history.
                                                          Slaton set a new WVU single-season rushing record of 1,744 yards in 2006, breaking the previous mark
     WVU’s Record When Wearing ...                    of 1,710 set by Avon Cobourne in 2002.
                    (since 2001)
                                                      Slaton’s Consecutive Games
  Blue Jersey-Gold Pants: 17-7                                Steve Slaton’s six consecutive 100-yard games prior to the 2006 USF game (Mississippi State to
  Blue Jersey-White Pants: 1-2                        Pitt) tied the Mountaineer school record, held by Robert Walker (1993), Amos Zereoue (1998) and Avon
                                                      Cobourne (2002).
  Blue Jersey-Blue Pants: 14-2                            In the 2006 season opener against Marshall, Slaton went over 200 yards rushing (203) for the second
  White Jersey-Gold Pants: 7-9                        time in his career which also marked the first time a Mountaineer had posted consecutive 200-yard
  White Jersey-White Pants: 12-5                      rushing games in school history. Slaton had rushed for a career-best 204 yards in the 2006 Nokia Sugar
  White Jersey-Blue Pants: 9-0                        Bowl season finale win over Georgia.
  Gold Jersey-Blue Pants: 1-0                             Those back-to-back performances ranked him third on WVU’s all-time list for two-game rushing totals.
                                                          Slaton ranks eighth all-time in school history in rushing yards for three consecutive games with 512
  Gold Jersey-Gold Pants: 1-1                         (Georgia, Marshall, E. Washington).

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                                                        One of the Nation’s Finest
Career Starts                                                         Junior running back Steve Slaton ended the 2007 season as the nation’s active leader in career
Keilen Dykes, Sr., DL ............................... 44
Eric Wicks, Sr., SS ................................... 38
                                                               TDs (55) and active points per game (9.2). He also ranked seventh in rushing ypg (109) and yards per carry
Ryan Stanchek, Jr., OL ........................... 34
                                                               (5.91) by a running back and ninth in all-purpose ypg (132.6).
Steve Slaton, Jr., RB ................................ 33
Darius Reynaud, Sr., WR ........................ 31            Active Career Rushing Yardage Leader
Patrick White, Jr., QB ............................... 29      PLAYER
                                                               PLAYER                       SCHOOL          YR        TDs Carries         Yards
Jake Figner, Jr., OL .................................. 25     1. Michael Hart              Michigan        Sr.        41  1,015          5,040
Greg Isdaner, So., OL .............................. 25        2. Ray Rice                  Rutgers         Jr.        49   910           4,926
Antonio Lewis, Sr., CB ............................ 23         3. Kevin Smith               UCF             Jr.        45  905            4,679
Owen Schmitt, Sr., FB/TE ........................ 22           4. Darren McFadden           Arkansas        Jr.        41   785           4,590
Dorrell Jalloh, Jr., WR ............................... 21     5. Kalvin McRae              Ohio            Sr.        45  903            4,398
Larry Williams, Sr., DB ............................. 21       6. Matt Forte                Tulane          Sr         39   833           4,265
Quinton Andrews, So., DB ...................... 20             7. Steve Slaton              WVU             Jr.       50   664            3,92
                                                                                                                                          3,923
Johnny Dingle, Sr., DL ............................. 19
Tito Gonzales, Jr., WR ............................. 14        Active Career Touchdown Leaders
Marc Magro, Sr., LB ................................. 14       PLAYER
                                                               PLAYER                       SCHOOL        YR          TDs       GP
Bobby Hathaway, Sr., LB ....................... 13             1. Steve Slaton, RB          WVU           Jr.         55        36
Mike Dent, Jr., OL ..................................... 13    2. Ray Rice, RB              Rutgers       Jr.         50        38
Ryan Mundy, Sr., DB ............................... 13         3. Kalvin McRae, RB          Ohio          Sr.          49       48
Mortty Ivy, Jr., LB ..................................... 13   4. Ian Johnson, RB           Boise St.     Jr.          46       37
Reed Williams, Jr., LB .............................. 13       5. Kevin Smith, RB           UCF           Jr.          46       36
Ridwan Malik, Sr., DB .............................. 11        6. Jorvorskie Lane, RB       Texas A&M     Jr.          45       37
Vaughn Rivers, Sr., DB ........................... 10          7. Matt Forte, RB            Tulane        Sr.          44       43
Scooter Berry, Fr., DL ............................. 10            Darren McFadden, RB      Arkansas      Jr.          44       38
Adam Bednarik, Sr., QB ............................ 7              Chris Johnson, RB        East Carolina Sr.          44       47
Selvish Capers, Jr., OL ............................. 6        10. Michael Hart, RB         Michigan      Sr.          43       43
John Holmes, Jr., DB .................................. 6
Eric Rodemoyer, Fr., OL ............................ 6
James Ingram, So., DL ............................... 5
                                                               Active Career Scoring Leaders by Points Per Game
Mike Villagrana, Fr., TE .............................. 5
                                                               Player/Pos.                School            Yr.        GP         PTS         PPG
John Bradshaw, Jr., OL ............................ 2
                                                               1. Steve Slaton, RB        WVU               Jr.        36         330         9.2
Charles Pugh, Jr., DB ................................. 2
                                                               2. Arthur Carmody, K       Louisville        Sr.        49         433         8.8
Brandon Hogan, Fr., WR ........................... 2
                                                               3. Jeff Wolfert, K         Missouri          Jr.        27         229         8.5
Chris Neild, Fr., DT ..................................... 2   4. Leigh Tiffin            Alabama           So.        18         147         8.2
Jock Sanders, Fr., WR .............................. 2            Jeremy Ito, K           Rutgers           Sr.        49         400         8.2
Wes Lyons, So., WR ................................. 2         6. Kevin Kelly             Penn State        Jr.        38         305         8.0
Guesly Dervil, So., DB ............................... 1       7. Ray Rice                Rutgers           Jr.        38         300          7.9
Jarrett Brown, So., QB .............................. 1        8. Pat McAfee              WVU               Jr.        38         297         7.8
Derek Hayes, Fr., OL ................................. 1
Kent Richardson, So., DB .......................... 1          Active Career Leaders in Rush Yards Per Game
Doug Slavonic, Jr., DL ............................... 1       PLAYER
                                                               PLAYER                     SCHOOL              YR       G          CAR        YDS           YPG
Noel Devine, Fr., RB ................................... 1     1. Kevin Smith             UCF                 Jr.      36         905       4,679        130.0
Stephen Maw, Jr., OL ................................ 1        2.Ray Rice                 Rutgers             Jr.      38          910      4,926         129.6
                                                               3. Darren McFadden         Arkansas            Jr.      38          785      4,590         120.8
                                                               4.Mike Hart                Michigan            Sr.      43         1,015     5,040          117.2
Consecutive Starts                                             5.P.J. Hill                Wisconsin           So.      24         544        2,781         115.9
(Current)                                                      6.Damion Fletcher          Southern Miss       So.      26          571      2,974          114.4
Keilen Dykes, Sr., DL ............................... 44       7.Steve
                                                               7. Steve Slaton            WVU                 Jr.      36         664       3,92
                                                                                                                                            3,923        109.0
Eric Wicks, Sr., DB ................................... 38     8.Eugene Jarvis            Kent State          So.      23         464       2,467         107.3
Ryan Stanchek, Jr., OL ........................... 34          9.Matt Forte               Tulane              Sr.      43          833      4,265          99.2
Steve Slaton, Jr., RB ................................ 33      10. Tyrell Sutton          Northwestern        Jr.      31          547      2,996          96.6
Greg Isdaner, So., OL .............................. 25        11. Tyrell Fenroy          UL-Lafayette        Jr.      34          582       3,267          96.1
Patrick White, Jr., QB ............................... 14      12. Dantrell Savage        Oklahoma St.        Sr.      22          349      2,092           95.1
Mike Dent, Jr., OL ..................................... 13    13. Patrick White          WVU                 Jr.      37          493
                                                                                                                                   493      3,506         94.8
Larry Williams, Sr. DB .............................. 13
Johnny Dingle, Sr., DL ............................. 13        Active Career Leaders in Yards Per Carry (min. 300 car/15 games)
Marc Magro, Sr., LB ................................. 13       PLAYER
                                                               PLAYER                     SCHOOL              YR       G          CAR        YDS         YPC
Reed Williams, Jr., LB .............................. 13       1. Felix Jones             Arkansas            Jr.      38         386       2,956        7.66
Mortty Ivy, Jr., LB ..................................... 13   2. Anthony Alridge         Houston             Sr.      39         363       2,595        7.15
Ryan Mundy, Sr., DB ............................... 13                                                                            493
Antonio Lewis, Sr., DB ............................ 12
                                                               3. Patrick White*          WVU                 Jr.      37         493       3,506         7.11
Owen Schmitt, Sr., FB/TE .......................... 8
                                                               4. Rashard Mendenhall      Illinois            Jr.      35         388       2,539        6.54
                                                               5.Jamaal Charles           Texas               Jr.      38         533       3,328        6.24
Darius Reynaud, Sr., WR .......................... 8
                                                               6. Javon Ringer            Michigan St.        Jr.      32         453        2,761       6.09
Jake Figner, Jr., OL .................................... 6    7. Dantrell Savage         Oklahoma St.        Sr.      22         349       2,092        5.99
Scooter Berry, r-Fr., DL ............................ 5        8. Steve Slaton            WVU                 Jr.      36         664       3,923
                                                                                                                                            3,92         5.91
Quinton Andrews, So., DB ........................ 4            9. Darren McFadden         Arkansas            Jr.      38         785       4,590        5.85
                                                               10. Chris Wells            Ohio State          So.      26         378        2,185       5.78
                                                               *Only QB on List
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                                             West Virginia University • 2007 Final Season Notes • MSNsportsNET.com

Steve Slaton                                                                                                                                                      WVU’s Career
RB, 5-10, 190, Jr., Levittown, Pa., Conwell-Egan
                               2007 Consensus Preseason All-American
                                                                                                                                                                   Rushing TD
                                (Playboy, Sporting News, Blue Ribbon, Lindy’s, Athlon, NationalChamps)
                              NCAA’s active career TD leader (55), active points per game (9.2)
                                                                                                                                                                     Leader
                                seventh in rushing ypg (109), seventh in RB yards per carry (5.91)




                                                                                                                                                                 50
                                and ninth in all-purpose ypg (132.6)
                               2007 All-BIG EAST Second Team
                               Maxwell Award Semifinalist
                              Owns the WVU career rushing TD record with 50
                              2006 Consensus All-American, WVU’s first-ever to return for next season
                               Accounted for 37 percent of WVU’s offensive yardage in 2006
     Twenty-one 100-yard career rushing games in 33 starts; WVU is 20-1 in those contests
     In 2006, ranked fourth among Division I rushers with 144.4 yards a game,                                                                         WVU Career Rushing TDs
     second in all-purpose yardage (172.8 ypp) and 9th in scoring (9.0 ppg)                                                                           1. Steve Slaton/2005-07 ............................... 50
     WVU’s all-time single season and sophomore rushing leader (1,733)                                                                                2. Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-17, 1919 ............................ 42
     2005 BIG EAST rookie of the year as a true freshman                                                                                                 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 .................................. 42
     Third in WVU all-time freshman rushing (1,128)                                                                                                   4. Amos Zereoue/1996-98 .......................................... 40
     2006 Sugar Bowl MVP with record 204 yards rushing and three touchdowns
                                                                                                                                                      5. Patrick White/2005-07............................... 39
    Tied Big East record with six touchdowns versus Louisville in 2005, finishing with 188 yards rushing
                                                                                                                                                      6. Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ................................. 24
    First Mountaineer RB to post consecutive 200-plus yard rushing games (204, Georgia; 203, Marshall)
                                                                                                                                                      7. Kerry Marbury/1971-72............................................... 22
Slaton At Home                                                                                                                                        8. Undra Johnson/1985-88 ........................................... 21
   West Virginia fans come every Saturday to see the spectacular Steve Slaton and the junior has been                                                 9. Fred Wyant/1952-55.................................................. 20
good at home since starting his first home game against Louisville two years ago. Slaton has only failed                                                 Quincy Wilson/1999-2003 ...................................... 20
to reach 100 yards rushing four times as a starter at Mountaineer Field in his career.
Home Game                                              Car.              Yds.         Avg.         Rush TD              Result                        BIG EAST Career Rushing
Louisville (10-15-05)                                   31               188           6.1            5                 W/46-44 3OT                   1.    Avon Cobourne, WVU (1999-2002) ............. 5,039
Pitt (11-24-05)                                         34               179           5.3            2                 W/45-13                       2.    Ray Rice, Rutgers (2005-07) .......................... 4,926
Marshall (9-2-06)                                       33               203           6.2            2                 W/42-10
Eastern Washington (9-9-06)                              8               105           13.1           2                 W/52-3                        3.    Steve Slaton, WVU (2005-07) .............. 3,923
Maryland (9-14-06)                                      21               195           9.3            2                 W/45-24                       4.    Amos Zereoue, WVU (1996-98) ..................... 3,907
Syracuse (10-14-06)                                    20                163           8.1            1                 W/41-17
Cincinnati (11-11-06)                                   12               148          12.3            2                 W/42-24                       5.    Derrick Knight, BC (2000-03) .......................... 3,725
USF (11-25-06)                                          18                43           2.4            0                 L/19-24                       6.    Mike Cloud, BC (1995-98) .................................... 3,587
Rutgers (12-2-06)                                       23                112          4.9            2                 W/41-39 3 OT
Western Michigan (9-1-07)                               16               109           6.8            3                 W/62-24                       7.    Patrick White/2005-07 ......................... 3,506
East Carolina (9-22-07)                                 18                110          6.1            1                 W/48-7                        8.    Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech (2001-03) ......... 3,475
Mississippi State (10-20-07)                            23                127          5.5            1                 W/38-13
Louisville (11-9-07)                                    17                60           3.5            0                 W/38-31                       9.    Walter Reyes, Syracuse (2001-04) ............. 3,424
Connecticut (11-24-07)                                  10                54           5.4            2                 W/66-21                       10.   Tanardo Sharps, Temple (1999-02) .......... 3,269
Pitt (12-1-07)                                           9                 11          1.2            0                 L/9-13
                                                                                                                                                      Slaton’s 200-Yard All-Purpose Games
Career 100-Yard Rushing Games                                                    WVU Career Rushing Yards                                             1.    at Pitt/2006 ..................... 345 (215 Rush/130 Rec.)
1. Avon Cobourne, 2000-03 ....................................... 28             1. Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 ................... 1,050/5,164           2.    at Louisville/2006 .......... 230 (156 Rush/74 Rec.)
2. Amos Zereoue, 1996-98 ........................................... 21          2. Amos Zereoue/1996-98 ............................ 786/4,086       3.    Marshall/2006 ................... 215 (203 Rush/12 Rec.)
    Steve Slaton, 2005-07 .................................. 21                  3. Steve Slaton, 2005-07 ................... 664/3,923               4.    vs. Georgia/2006 ............. 212 (204 Rush/8 Rec.)
4. Patrick White, 2005-07................................. 15                    4. Patrick White/2005-07 .................. 493/3,506                5.    at Miss. St./2006 ............. 208 (185 Rush/23 Rec)
5. Arthur Owens, 1972-75 ............................................... 13      5. Arthur Owens/1972-75 ................................ 416/2,648         Louisville/2006 ................ 208 (188 Rush/20 Rec)
6. Robert Alexander, 1977-80 ....................................... 11          6. Robert Walker/1992-95 ............................. 529/2,620
    Robert Walker, 1992-95 ............................................... 11    7. Quincy Wilson/1999-2003 ........................ 474/2,608
8. Quincy Wilson, 1999-2003 ........................................ 10          8. Robert Alexander/1977-80 ....................... 491/2,456
9. Anthony Brown, 1987-88 ............................................ 9
    Robert Gresham, 1969-70 ......................................... 9          9. Undra Johnson/1985-88 .............................. 442/2,211
    Adrian Murrell, 1990-92 ................................................ 9   10. Robert Gresham/1968-70 ........................... 417/2,181
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Slaton’s Career Long Rushes            Single Season All-Purpose Running    Slaton’s Career Game-by-Game
1.  65/TD .............................................. Cincinnati (2006)                                            Rush/Rec/PR/KR Yards                                                Rush Yds                   Avg.         Tds           Lng
2.  63 ....................................................... Cincinnati (2006)          1. Steve Slaton/2006 .... 1,744/360/0/0 .... 2,104                                SU (‘05)                                 DNP
                                                                                          2. Avon Cobourne/2002..... 1,710/146/0/0 ........ 1,856                           WOFF              8          42           5.3            0           18
3.  58/TD ......................................... W. Michigan (2007)                                                                                                      UMD                                      DNP
4.  56/TD ......................................... Connecticut (2006)                    3. Amos Zereoue/1998 ......1,462/184/0/168....... 1,814                           ECU             0     0                    0            0           0
5.  55/TD ........................................................... Pitt (2006)         4. Amoz Zereoue/1997..........1,589/131/0/0......... 1,720                        VT               11 90                    8.2           0           44
                                                                                          5. R. Vanterpool/1994 .........31/849/237/496........ 1,613                       RU              25 139                    5.6            1          33
6.  52/TD ................................................. Georgia (2005)                                                                                                  LOU             31 188                    6.1           5           26
7.  52/TD ................................................. Georgia (2005)                6. Willie Drewery/1984......... 0/594/385/563 ...... 1,542                        CONN            17   71                   4.2            1          32
8.  52/TD ............................................... Syracuse (2006)                 7. Robert Gresham/1969 .. 1,155/147/15/188 ..... 1,505                            UC              25 129                    5.2           4           33
9.  52 ...................................................... Maryland (2006)             8. Quincy Wilson/2003......... 1,380/95/0/0 ........ 1,475                        PITT            24 179                    5.3           2           22
                                                                                          9. Kerry Marbury/1972 .......... 775/127/0/554 ....... 1,456                      USF             28 86                     3.1            1          26
10. 49/TD ..................... Eastern Washington (2006)                                                                                                                   UGA             26 204                    7.8            3          52
11. 47 .................................................................... Pitt (2006)   10. Arthur Owens/1974 ........... 1,130/17/0/301 ........ 1,448                   Totals         205 1,128                 5.5            17          52
12. 44 .............................................. Virginia Tech (2005)                    Steve Slaton/2007 ... 1,051/350/0/47 ... 1,448
                                                                                                                                                                            MU (‘06)        33          203           6.2            2          16
13  44 ......................................................... Rutgers (2006)                                                                                             EWU              8          105           13.1           2          49
14. 42/TD ............................................... Louisville (2006)               Single Game All-Purpose Running                                                   UMD             21          195           9.3            2          52
15. 41 ................................................ East Carolina (2007)              1. Garrett Ford, Sr. vs. Pitt/1965 .............................. 356             ECU             24           80            3.3          0           16
                                                                                          2. Steve Slaton vs. Pitt/2006 ........................ 345                        MSU             26          185            7.1           1          27
16. 38/TD ............................................... Maryland (2006)                                                                                                   SU              20          163            8.1           1          52
    38/TD ................................................... Rutgers (2007)              3. Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004............ 337                          UCONN           19          128           6.7            1          56
18. 37/TD ............................................... Maryland (2006)                 4. Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971 ........................... 323                  LOU             18          156           8.7            1          42
19. 35 .................................................................... Pitt (2006)   5. Robert Gresham vs. Richmond/1969............... 312                            UC              12          148           12.3           2          65
                                                                                          6. Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Pitt/1994.................. 284                         Pitt            23          215           9.3            2          55
20. 34 ....................................................... Maryland (2006)                                                                                              USF             18           43           2.4           0           13
                                                                                          7. Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse/1998................... 282                          RU              23           112          4.9            2          44
                                                                                          8. Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina/2002 ....... 274                               GT               3            11           3.7          0            4
Single-Season Rushing Yards                                                               9. Danny Buggs vs. William & Mary/1972 ......... 268                              Totals         248         1,744          7.0           16          65
                                                    Carries/Yards                         10.Amos Zereoue vs. Tulsa/1998............................ 257                    WMU (07) 16                109             6.8          3           58
1. Steve Slaton/2006 ........................... 245/1,733                                -- includes rushing, receiving, KO return and PR                                  MU       24                146             6.1          2           18
2. Avon Cobourne/2002................................... 335/1,710                        yardage                                                                           UMD      26                 137            5.3          3           22
                                                                                                                                                                            ECU      18                110             6.1          1           41
3. Amos Zereoue/1997...................................... 281/1,589                      Single Season Running Back/                                                       USF      13                 54             4.2          0           14
4. Amos Zereoue/1998 .................................... 283/1,462                                                                                                         SU       15                 69             4.6          0           18
                                                                                          Receiving Yards                                                                   MSU      23                127             5.5          1           26
5. Quincy Wilson/2003..................................... 282/1380                       1. Jim Braxton/1970 ....................................................... 565   RU       16                  73            4.6          3           38
6. Patrick White/2007 ........................... 197/1,335                               2. Steve Slaton/2006 ..................................... 360                    LOU      17                 60             3.5          1           13
                                                                                                                                                                            UC       23                103             4.5          1           10
7. Avon Cobourne/2001 .................................. 267/1,298                        3. Steve Slaton/2007 ..................................... 350                    UCONN 10                    54             5.4          2           31
8. Robert Walker/1993....................................... 214/1,250                    4. Mickey Walczak/1981 .................................................. 338     PITT      9                  11            1.2          0            5
                                                                                          5. Robert Alexander/1980........................................... 329           OKLA      1                  -2           -2.0          0           -2
9. Robert Gresham/1969 ................................ 206/1,155                                                                                                           Totals 211                1,051           5.0          17           58
10. Adrian Murrell/1992 ........................................ 222/1,145                                                                                                  Career 664                3,923           5.9          50           65
                                                                                          Career All-Purpose Yards
                                                                                          1. Avon Cobourne/1998-2002.............................. 5,623                    Single Season Rushing TDs
                                                                                          2. Steve Slaton/2005-07 ........................... 4,775                         1. Ira Errettt Rodgers/1919............................................... 19
      Two Players, Same Team,                                                             3. Amos Zereoue/1996-98..................................... 4,628                2. Patrick White/2006 ........................................ 18
                                                                                                                                                                               Amos Zereoue/1997...................................................... 18
      Each Gaining 200 Rushing                                                            4. Artie Owens//1972-75 ............................................. 3,971
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Steve Slaton/2007 ......................................... 17
                                                                                          5. Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96........................ 3,850
        Yards in NCAA History                                                             6. Robert Alexander/1977-80 ................................ 3,575
                                                                                                                                                                               Avon Cobourne/2002.................................................. 17
                                                                                                                                                                               Steve Slaton/2005 ......................................... 17
   WVU                                                                                    7. Willie Drewery/1981-84......................................... 3,508          7. Steve Slaton/2006 ......................................... 16
   Patrick White (220)                                                                    8. Patrick White/2005-07 .......................... 3,506                            Kerry Marbury/1972 ........................................................ 16
   Steve Slaton (215) ............................... vs. Pitt/2006                       9. Bob Gresham/1968-70 ......................................... 3,212            9. Patrick White/2007 ........................................ 14
   Michigan State                                                                         10. James Jett/1989-92 .............................................. 3,057       10.Amos Zereoue/1998 ..................................................... 13
   Sedrick Irvin (238)                                                                                                                                                         Rasheed Marshall/2002............................................ 13
   Marc Renaud (203) ............... vs. Penn State/1997
   Tulsa
   Gordon Brown (214)
   Steve Gage (206) ............ vs. Wichita State/1985

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                    West Virginia University • 2007 Final Season Notes • MSNsportsNET.com
What They’re Saying About Steve Slaton
   “In all seriousness, the only true way to gauge speed is to see it in person. Seeing Steve Slaton in person for the first time last season, for example, was a jaw-dropping experience. He’s the fastest
player I’ve ever seen at any position. – Stewart Mandel, CNNSI.com

   “(Steve) Slaton’s like putting olive oil on your hands and trying to hold a live fish. He’s got Ferrari speed. He’s just a phenom to watch. He’s the type of guy who can make the defense look like they’re
standing still.” – Desmond Howard, ESPN

     He’s got to be, if not the fastest player in college football, he’s right up there.” – Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN

     “…the way he glides, changes speed, sets up his blocks, cuts on a dime and accelerates in an instant – is reminiscent of (Tony) Dorsett.” Bob Smizik, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

     “Fast. Dynamic. Electric. He hits the edge and turns the corner better than anyone in college football …” – Gene Menez, CNNSI.com

   “Lightly recruited tailback Steve Slaton found a home at West Virginia and has quickly developed into one of the game’s most feared – and fastest – runners.”
 - Phil Taylor, Sports Illustrated

     “Here’s Slaton. He doesn’t lose footraces.” – Chris Fowler, ESPN

     “He’s a great player. What more can I say? He has great speed. He’s a fine young man. I hope he wins the Heisman.” Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen

Slaton’s Top 100-Yard Rushing Games                                              2007 Slaton by the Quarter                                 2007 Slaton by the Half
                                                                                 1st    Rush       Yds        Avg.    Td     Lng
                                 Car.      Yds.      Avg.       TD     Lg        WMU      4         8          2.0    0        8            1st  Rush Yds                        Avg.         Td        Lng
1. Pitt (2006)                    23       215        9.3        2     55        MU       3          3          1.0   0        3            WMU    8   21                         2.6          1          8
                                                                                 UMD      4         15         3.8    0       16            MU     5    2                        0.4          0           3
2. Georgia (2006)                 26       204        7.8        3     52        ECU     10        48          4.8     1      17            UMD   16 103                          6.4          1         22
                                                                                 USF     5          19         3.8    0       14
3. Marshall (2006)                33       203        6.2        2     16        SU      5          27         5.4    0       18            ECU   16 67                           4.2          1         17
                                                                                 MSU      11        61        5.5      1      26            USF    11 46                          4.2         0          14
4. Maryland (2006)                21       195        9.3        2     52        RUT     5         55          11.0    1      38            SU     9   39                         4.3         0          18
                                                                                 LOU      3         16         5.3    0       12            MSU   14 64                           4.6          1         26
5. Louisville (2005)              31       188        6.1        5     26        UC      5          14         2.8    0        8
                                                                                 CONN     2          -1       -0.5    0        1            RUT    8 62                           7.8          1         38
6. Miss. St. (2006)               26       185        7.1        1     27        PITT     3         -2        -0.7    0        2            LOU    9   17                         1.9          1         12
7. Pitt (2005)                    24        179       5.3        2     22        OKLA      1        -2        -2.0    0       -2            UC     7   19                         2.7         0           8
8. Syracuse (2006)                20        163       8.1        1     52        2nd    Rush       Yds        Avg.    Td     Lng
                                                                                                                                            CONN   6   41                         6.8          1         31
                                                                                 WMU      4         13         3.3     1       7            PITT   7    4                        0.5          0           4
9. Louisville (2006)              18       156        8.7        1     42        MU       2          -1       -0.5    0       3             OKLA    1  -2                        -2.0         0          -2
                                                                                 UMD     12        88          7.3     1      22
10. UConn (2006)                  12       148       12.3        2     65        ECU     6          19         3.2    0       6             2nd Rush Yds                         Avg.         Td        Lng
                                                                                 USF     6          27         4.5    0       8             WMU   8 88                           11.0          2         58
                                                                                 SU       4         12         3.0    0       7
Career Scoring (Non-Kickers)                                                     MSU      3          3         1.0    0        1            MU   19 144                           7.6          2         18
1.    Steve Slaton, 2005-07 ............................. 330                    RUT      3          7         2.3    0        4            UMD  10 34                            3.4          2          9
                                                                                 LOU     6            1        0.2     1      2             ECU   2   43                         21.5         0          41
2.    Ira Errett Rodgers, 1915-19 ...................................... 313     UC       2         5          2.5    0        4            USF   2   8                          4.0          0           4
                                                                                 CONN     4         42        10.5     1      31
3.    Amos Zereoue, 1996-98 ...................................... 252           PITT     4         6          1.5    0        4            SU    6 30                           5.0          0           11
4.    Avon Cobourne, 1999-02 .................................... 252                                                                       MSU   9   63                          7.0         0          20
5.    Patrick White, 2005-07 ............................ 234                    3rd    Rush       Yds        Avg.    Td     Lng            RUT   8   11                          1.3          2          6
                                                                                 WMU     8         88          11.0    2     58             LOU   8   43                          5.3         0          13
6.    Jim Braxton, 1968-70 ............................................. 206     MU      11        62         5.6      1      11
                                                                                 UMD     6          12         2.0     2      4             UC   16 84                           5.25          1         10
7.    Kerry Marbury, 1971-72 ............................................. 144   ECU     2          43        21.5    0       41            CONN  4   13                          3.2          1          8
      Danny Buggs, 1972-74 ............................................ 144      USF      1          4         4.0    0       4             PITT  2    7                          3.5         0           5
                                                                                 SU      5          19         3.8    0       8             OKLA 0    0                            0          0          0
      Cedric Thomas, 1976-80 ........................................ 144        MSU     3          18        6.0     0       11
      Rasheed Marshall, 2001-04 ............................... 144              RUT     4          5           1.2    1      4
                                                                                 LOU
                                                                                 UC
                                                                                         5
                                                                                         6
                                                                                                    34
                                                                                                   29
                                                                                                              6.8
                                                                                                               4.8
                                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                                              13
                                                                                                                              7
                                                                                                                                            Career RB Receiving Yards
                                                                                                                                            1.   Jim Braxton/1968-70 ...................................... 54/906
Career Rushing Attempts                                                          CONN
                                                                                 PITT
                                                                                         3
                                                                                         0
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    0
                                                                                                               3.3
                                                                                                              0.0
                                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                                              8
                                                                                                                              0             2.   Steve Slaton/2005-07 .................... 65/805
1.     Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 ............................ 1,050                                                                           3.   Tom Gray/1982-84 ............................................ 73/622
2.     Amos Zereoue/1996-98 ........................................ 786         4th    Rush       Yds        Avg.    Td     Lng
                                                                                 WMU     0          0            0    0        0            4.   Robert Alexander/1977-80 ............................. 61/551
3.     Steve Slaton/2005-07 ............................. 664                    MU      8         82           9.1    1      18            5.   Mickey Walczak/178-82 .................................. 69/469
4.     Robert Walker/1992-95 .......................................... 529      UMD      4         22        5.5     0        9
                                                                                 ECU     0          0            0    0        0
       Robert Alexander/1992-95 .................................. 529           USF      1          4         4.0    0        4            WVU Sophomore Rushing
                                                                                 SU
                                                                                 MSU     6
                                                                                          1
                                                                                                   45
                                                                                                     11        11.0
                                                                                                               7.5
                                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                                               11
                                                                                                                              20
                                                                                                                                            1.   Steve Slaton/2006 ......................... 248/1,744
                                                                                 RUT      4         6           1.5    1       6            2.   Amos Zereoue/1997.................................... 281/1,589
                                                                                 LOU      3         9          3.0    0        5            3.   Robert Walker/1993..................................... 214/1,250
                                                                                 UC      10        55         5.5      1      10            4.   Patrick White/2006 ........................ 150/1,202
                                                                                 CONN     1         3          3.0     1       3
                                                                                 PITT     2          7         3.5    0        5            5.   Avon Cobourne/2000 .............................. 224/1,018
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Total Package                                     White Lightning
       Patrick White ran for 220 yards and passed for          No quarterback in the country has rushed for more yards since the start of the 2005 season than
204 yards in the win at Pitt (2006) to become the         WVU’s Patrick White. With 3,506 career rushing yards in just 30 starts, White is also the WVU and BIG EAST
first quarterback to rush and pass for 200 yards in       career quarterback rushing leader.
school history. His 424 yards of total offense tied a
school record previously held my Marc Bulger (1996-                        uarterbac
                                                                          Quarterback Rushing
                                                          WVU Career Quarterback Rushing
99).                                                      Career                                      Carries             Yards          Average
                                                                                                                                           erage         TD
    At Louisville, White rushed for 125 yards and added      tric
                                                          Patrick White (2005-07)
                                                          Patrick White (2005-07)                      493
                                                                                                       493                3,506             7.1          39
a career-best 222 yards passing to account for 347        Major Harris (1987-89)                        432                2,161           5.0           18
yards total offense, the ninth-best outing in WVU         Rasheed Marshall (2001-04)                    491               2,040             4.1          24
history.                                                  Fred Wyant (1952-55)                         303                 793             2.6           20
                                                          Oliver Luck (1978-81)                         367                 517             1.4           11
    White set a BIG EAST and WVU quarterback
rushing record with 247 yards on the ground                                  uarterbac
                                                                            Quarterback Rushing
                                                          BIG EAST Career Quarterback Rushing
against Syracuse last year. Averaging 16.5 yards on       Career                                School                     Years          Yards
his 15 carries, White’s 247-yard game was the fourth-     Patrick White                          WVU                     2005-07          3,506
best single game rushing output in WVU history.           Rasheed Marshall                        WVU                     2001-04         2,040
    White also posted his first career 300+ total         Donovan McNabb                        Syracuse                 1995-98           1,561
offense game, with 346 overall yards against the          Walter Washington                     Temple                    2003-04         1,468
Orange.                                                   Michael Vick                          Va. Tech                 1999-00           1,197
 Patrick White Quickies                                   Dynamic Duo
    White is the back-to-back BIG EAST offensive                 Against Pitt in 2006, Patrick White (220) and Steve Slaton (215) became the first duo in Mountaineer
    player of the year. WVU’s QB has won the              football laurels to each rush for 200 yards in a game and just the third set of teammates to do so in
    award three of last four years (Rasheed               NCAA history.
    Marshall 2004).                                           Slaton and White topped 1,000 yards rushing on the season, marking the second time in school
                                                          history that WVU has had two 1,000 yard rushers in the same season. It was the 37th time in NCAA
    WVU is 26-4 with White as a starting QB.              history that two players on the same team have each gained 1,000 yards or more in a season. White and
    BIG EAST and WVU career quarterback rushing           Slaton each topped the 1,000 yard rushing mark, becoming the third pair of teammates to each run for
    leader with 3,506 in just 30 starts and 37            1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons ever.
    overall games.                                            West Virginia is 7-1 when Slaton and White each reach over 100 yards in the same game. Also six of
    Owns four of the top five BIG EAST                    those contests have been on the road. WVU has had two 100-yard rushers in a game 46 times in school
    single game quarterback rushing records.              history - the latest being White’s 150 yards and Noel Devine’s 108 yards in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl.
    This year White’s 1,335 rushing yards rank as
    the sixth-best single season rushing total by         Slaton and White 100+ Yards Rushing in Same Game
    a quarterback in NCAA history. Last season,           2005
                                                          at Cincinnati       Slaton 25-129, White 8-111                    W
    his rushing total (1,219) was the 17th-best.          vs Pitt             Slaton 34-179, White 23-220                   W
    His 424 yards of total offense at Pitt tied a
    school record set by Marc Bulger in 1998.             2006
    Ninth quarterback in NCAA history to pass             vs Syracuse           Slaton 20-163, White 15-247                 W
                                                          at UConn              Slaton 19-128, White 15-102                 W
    and rush for 200 yards in the same game               at Louisville         Slaton 18-156, White 23-125                 L
    with his 220 yards rushing and 204                    at Pitt               Slaton 23-215, White 22-220                 W
    yards passing at Pitt in 2006.                        2007
    Became the 26th player in NCAA history to             at Marshall           Slaton 24-146; White 17-125                 W
    pass and rush for at least 1,000 yards in a           at Cincinnati         Slaton 23-103; White 27-155                 W
    season in 2006 ... and did it again in ‘07.
    Has recorded 15 carries of 40 or more yards in        Rush to 1,000
    career; 10 of those went for scores.                       Averaging 134.2 yards per game, Steve Slaton reached the 1,000-yard mark in 2006 faster than
    Set WVU single season sophomore total                 any back inthMountaineer history when he crossed the millennium threshold on his 17th carry against
    offense record in 2006 with 2,874 yards.              UConn (149 carry of 2006 season).
    White’s 18 rushing touchdowns last year were             Yet based on the number of carries, Patrick White is the fastest back to 1,000 yards in WVU history.
    the second-most ever by a Mountaineer.                White reached that milestone on the 18th carry of the win at Pitt (124th carry of 2006 season).
    Is tied with Steve Slaton and Amos Zereoue            Fastest WVU Player to 1,000 Yards
    (1996-98) for first with three 200-yard rushing       Player/Year                              Carries             Games               Total Yards
    games.                                                Patrick White/06                          124                  10                   1,219
                                                          Steve Slaton/06                           149                   7                   1,744
                                                          Artie Owens/75                             152                  11                  1,055
Three Can Lead                                            Robert Walker/93
                                                          Patrick White/07
                                                                                                     152
                                                                                                    154
                                                                                                                          9
                                                                                                                         11
                                                                                                                                              1,250
                                                                                                                                              1,335
       With arguably the best quarterback depth of        Artie Owens/74                             155                  11                   1,130
any Division I team in the NCAA in the ‘07 season,        Amos Zereoue/97                            166                  7                   1,589
WVU has three proven signalcallers the                    Bob Gresham/69                             175                  11                   1,155
Mountaineers can rely on to win with.                     Adrian Murrell/92                          179                  9                    1,145
   Start with junior Patrick White and his 26-4 record    Steve Slaton/05                           183                  10                   1,128
                                                          Avon Cobourne/02                           185                  7                    1,710
as a starter followed by senior Adam Bednarik who         Robert Alexander/80                        185                  11                  1,064
is 6-1. Sophomore Jarrett Brown is 1-0 after guiding      Amos Zereoue/98                            185                  8                   1,462
WVU to a three overtime home victory against              Steve Slaton/07                           197                  11                   1,051
                                                          Avon Cobourne/01                           199                  8                   1,298
Rutgers last season. All have won at least one BIG        Amos Zereoue/96                           208                   11                  1,035
EAST contest.                                             Garrett Ford Sr/66                         212                  9                   1,068
   In the last three seasons, those three                 Avon Cobourne/99                           213                 10                    1,138
quarterbacks are a combined 33-5.                         Quincy Wilson/03                           213                  9                   1,380
                                                          Avon Cobourne/2000                        220                  10                    1,018
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Patrick White                                                                                                                                            WVU and BIG EAST Career
                                                                                                                                                           QB Rushing Leader
QB, 6-2, 190, Jr., Daphne, Ala., Daphne
                                Finished No. 6 in the 2007 Heisman Trophy voting                                                                              and Counting
                                Maxwell Award semifinalist
                                Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist
                                2007 SI.com’s Honorable-Mention All-American
                                2006/2007 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year
                                2006 Alabama athlete of the year
                                2007 Toyota Gator Bowl MVP
                                                                                                                                                              3,506
                                WVU single game, season and career record holder in completion %
                                    Game: (18-20/90%) vs. East Carolina/2007
                                    Season: 66.7% (144-216) in 2007
                                    Career: 64.2% (327-509)
     WVU is 26-4 with White as its starting quarterback; he started his first game against UConn (11-2-05)
     Ranks sixth all-time in career NCAA QB rushing yardage
     No active QB has run for more yards in the last three seasons than White
     WVU and BIG EAST QB rushing record 247 yards versus Syracuse in 2006
     Back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons
     Back-to-back 1,000 yards rushing/ 1,000 yards passing seasons
     BIG EAST career quarterback rushing yards leader (3,506)
     Ranked No. 9 nationally in career touchdowns responsible for (74)
     WVU’s offense is 83-91 in the red zone under White with 59 touchdowns
     2005 Freshman All-America quarterback
BIG EAST Career QB Rushing                                                BIG EAST Single-Game QB Rushing
1.    Patrick White, WVU, 2005-07............... 3,506                    1. Patrick White, WVU vs. Syracuse, 2006 .. 247
2.    Rasheed Marshall, WVU, 2001-04 ............. 2,040                  2.Patrick White, WVU vs. Pitt, 2005 .............220
3.    Donovan McNabb, SU, 1995-98 ...................... 1,561            3.Patrick White, WVU vs. Pitt, 2006 .............220
4.    Walter Washington, Temple, 2003-04 ..... 1,468                      4.Michael Vick, Va. Tech vs. BC, 2000 .................. 210
5.    Michael Vick, Virginia Tech, 1999-00 ............. 1,197            5. Patrick White, WVU vs. UConn, 2007...... 186

WVU Single-Game Rushing                                                   WVU Single-Season Total Offense
1.  Kay-Jay Harris vs. E. Carolina, 2004 ................ 337               1. Marc Bulger, 1998 ............................................. 3,515
2.  Kerry Marbury, vs. Temple, 1971 ......................... 291           2. Patrick White/2007 .......................... 3,059
3.  Avon Cobourne, vs. E. Carolina, 2002 .......... 260                     3. Major Harris/1989 ........................................... 2,994
4.  Patrick White vs. Syracuse, 2006 ........... 247                        4. Patrick White/2006 ........................... 2,874
5.  Amos Zereoue vs. Notre Dame, 1997 .......... 234                        5. Rasheed Marshall/2004 ............................ 2,747
6.  Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers, 1998 .................... 228                 6. Major Harris/1988 ........................................... 2,525        “This is a quarterback who can run
7.  Patrick White vs. Pitt, 2005 ..................... 220                  7. Oliver Luck/1981 ................................................ 2,497    and in these days and times when
    Patrick White vs. Pitt, 2006 ..................... 220                  8. Jeff Hostetler/1983 ......................................... 2,416       you are getting a lot of quarterbacks
9. Steve Slaton vs. Pitt, 2006 ........................ 215                 9. Marc Bulger/1997 ............................................. 2,372          who can run a lot of spreads -
10. Andrew Wood vs. BC, 1971 ...................................... 214     10. Bernie Galiffa/1972 ....................................... 2,345        this guy is the best ... I just love him
                                                                                                                                                             as a runner at the quarterback
                                                                                                                                                            position. There is nobody in this
                                                                          Career 200-Yard Rushing Games                                                      country who is better at doing
                                                                            1. Steve Slaton, 2005-07 .............................. 3                        what he does in this system.”
                                                                               Patrick White, 2005-07 ............................. 3
                                                                               Amos Zereoue, 1996-98 ...................................... 3               ABC Color Anaylst Bob Griese
                                                                            4. Avon Cobourne, 2000-03 ................................... 2
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Third Year Starting QBs at WVU       Rasheed Marshall (started 2002-04)
                                                 Passing
Fred Wyant (started 1952-55)                               Cm-Att-Int
                                                                 tt-Int
                                                           Cm-Att-I       Pct.    Yards     TD
                                                 2002       139-259-5     53.7     1,616     9
Passing                                          2003       109-215-8     50.7    1,729     15
          Cm-Att-Int     Pct.    Yards     TD    2004      144-242-9      59.5    1,886     19
1952       55-128-13     43.0     867       8
1953        41-102-7     40.2     642       4    Rushing
1954       40-97-5       41.2     563       4              Attempts
                                                            ttempts              vg/Carry
                                                                          Yards Avg/Carry   TD
1955        38-74-5      51.4     591       5    2002         173          666     3.8      13
                                                 2003          101         303     3.0       4
Rushing                                          2004:        169          861     5.1       4
          Attempts       Yards Avg/Carry TD
1952          82          182     2.2     5
1953          78          135     1.7     4      Patrick White (starting 2005-07)
1954         103          278     2.7    0       Passing
1955          44          168     3.8     3                Cm-Att-Int
                                                                 tt-Int
                                                           Cm-Att-I       Pct.    Yards     TD
                                                 2005       65-114-5      57.0     828       8
Mike Sherwood (started 1968-70)                  2006       118-179-7     65.9    1,655     13
Passing                                          2007      144-216-4      66.7    1,724     14
          Cm-Att-Int
                tt-Int
          Cm-Att-I       Pct.    Yards     TD    Rushing
1968      151-264-10     57.2    1,998     12              Attempts
                                                            ttempts              vg/Carry
                                                                          Yards Avg/Carry   TD
1969        61-116-7     52.9      773      7    2005          131         952     7.3       7
1970       117-193-8
           117-193-8     60.6    1,550     15    2006         165          1,219   7.4      18
                                                 2007         197         1,335    6.8      14
Dan Kendra (started 1975-77)
Passing
          Cm-Att-Int
          Cm-Att-I
                tt-Int   Pct.    Yards     TD     NCAA Single-Season Quarterback Rushing
1975       98-189-9      51.9     1,315     6     Player, Team                               Year   G       Rushes   Yards   TD      Avg.
1976       113-233-19    48.5    1,476      9     1. Beau Morgan, Air Force                  1996    11     225      1,494    18     6.64
1977      121-226-17     53.5    1,674     13
                                                  2. Stacey Robinson, Northern Ill.          1989    11     223      1,443    19     6.47
                                                  3. Jammal Lord, Nebraska                   2002   14      251      1,412     8     5.63
Oliver Luck (started 1979-81)                     4. Brad Smith, Missouri                    2003   13      21       1,406    18     6.63
Passing
          Cm-Att-Int
                tt-Int
          Cm-Att-I       Pct.    Yards     TD     5. Chris McCoy, Navy                       1997    11     246      1,370   20      5.57
1979       103-231-12    44.6     1,292     8     6. Patrick White, West Virginia            2007   13      197      1,335    14     6.8
1980      135-254-12     53.1     1,874    19     7. Dee Dowis, Air Force                    1987   12      194      1,315    10     6.78
1981      216-394-16     54.8    2,448     16     8. Brian Mitchell, La.Lafayette            1989    11     237      1,311    19     5.53
                                                  9. Brad Smith, Missouri                    2005   12      229      1,301    16     5.68
Major Harris (started 1987-89)                    10. Fred Solomon, Tampa                    1974    11     193      1,300    19     6.74
Passing                                           11. Dee Dowis, Air Force                   1989   12      172      1,286    18     #7.48
          Cm-Att-Int
                tt-Int
          Cm-Att-I       Pct.    Yards     TD
1987        79-155-8     49.7     1,200    10     12. Beau Morgan, Air Force                 1995   12      229      1,285    19     5.61
1988       105-186-8     56.5     1,915    14     13. Antwaan Randle El, Indiana             200     11     218      1,270    13     5.83
1989      142-245-11      58     2,058     17     14. Stacey Robinson, Northern Ill.         1990    11     193      1,238    19     6.41
                                                  15. Chance Harridge, Air Force             2002   13      252      1,229   *22     4.88
Rushing
          Attempts
           ttempts              vg/Carry
                         Yards Avg/Carry   TD     16. Chris McCoy, Navy                      1996    11     268      1,228    16     4.58
1987         143          615     4.3       6     17. Patrick White, West Virginia           2006   12      165      1,219    18     7.38
1988         134          610     4.6       6     18. Keith Boyea, Air Force                 2001   12      230      1,216    18     5.29
1989         155          936     6.0       6     19. Rob Perez, Air Force                   1991   12      233      1,157    10     4.97
                                                  20. Michael Desormeaux, UL Lafayette       2007   12      188      1,141     7     6.07
Chad Johnston (started 1994-96)                   21. Jack Mildren, Oklahoma                 1971    11     193      1,140    17     5.91
Passing                                           22. Nolan Cromwell, Kansas                 1975    11     218      1,124     9     5.16
          Cm-Att-Int
                tt-Int
          Cm-Att-I       Pct.    Yards     TD     23. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan         2007   14      188      1,122    19     5.96
1994       124-242-7      51.2   1,863     16
1995      127-248-13      51.2   2,019     13     24. Eric Crouch, Nebraska                  2001   12      203      1,115    18     5.49
1996      167-334-8      50.0    1,958     12     25. Craig Candelo, Navy                    2003   13      271      1,112    16     4.10
                                                  26. Scott Frost, Nebraska                  1997   12      176      1,095    19     6.22
Marc Bulger (started 1997-99)                     27. Michael Carter, Hawaii                 1991   12      221      1,092    16     4.94
Passing                                           28. Vince Young, Texas                     2004   12      167      1,079    14     6.46
          Cm-Att-Int
                tt-Int
          Cm-Att-I       Pct.    Yards     TD     29. Tory Crawford, Army                    1986    11     244      1,075    15     4.41
1997       192-323-10    59.4    2,465     14
1998      274-419-10     65.4    3,607     31     30. Kareem Wilson, Ohio                    1996   12      *275     1,072    14     3.90
1999      145-239-13     60.7    1,729      11    31. Joshua Cribbs, Kent State              2002   10      137      1,057    10     *7.72
                                                  32. Vince Young, Texas                     2005   13      155      1,050    12     6.77

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Patrick White Career Rushing G-B-G       Patrick White Career Passing G-B-G
Rush       No.    Yds     Avg. TD         Lg           Pass       Att Cmp     Int   Yds      TD   Lg
SU (‘05)    6      20     5.0 0            5           SU (‘05)     6  3       0     63       0   39
WOFF        11    107      9.7  1         48           WOFF       10   6       0     82       0   22
UMD         9      62      6.9 0          33           UMD          5  3       0     29       0   15
ECU         3       5       1.7 0          3           ECU          8  5       2     64       1   22
VT          11     44     4.0 0           13           VT           11 9       0     85       2   46
RUTG        2      -3      -1.5 0         0            RUTG         1  0       0     0        0    0
LOU         11     69      6.3 0          18           LOU          11 5       0     49       0   20
CONN       12      63      5.3 2          14           UCONN       16  7       1    106       1   50
UC          8      111    13.9 0          34           UC          12  7       0    100       1   36
PITT       23     220      9.6 2          47           PITT       10   4       1     41       1   22
USF         11    177      16.1 2         76           USF        10   5       1     89       1   33
UGA        24      77      3.2 0          13           UGA        14   11      0    120       1   30
Totals     131    952      7.3 7          76           Totals     114 65       5    828       8   50
                                                                                                              Gaining 1,000-yards rushing and
MU (‘06)     7      48     6.9    0       14           MU (‘06) 14    10      0       168    2    45          1,000-yards passing in a season
EWU          2      22     11.0   0       30           EWU       4     4      0        48    0    17                  in NCAA History
UMD         12      85      7.1    1      47           UMD 9            6     0        43     1   12   1. Johnny Bright, Army, 1950 ...................... 1,232 rush/1,168 pass
ECU          11     39     3.5     1       11          ECU      24     17     3       216    2    60   2. Reggie Collier, So. Miss., 1981 ............ 1,005 rush/1,004 pass
MSU          11     76     6.9     2      46           MSU       9      6     0        92    0    27   3. Bart Weiss, Air Force, 1985 .................. 1,032 rush/1,449 pass
                                                                                                       4. Darian Hagan, Colorado, 1989 .........1,004 rush/1,002 pass
SU          15     247    16.5     4      69           SU       19     12     1        99    0    20   5. Dee Dowis, Air Force, 1989 ................. 1,286 rush/1,285 pass
UCONN       15     102     6.8     1      45           UCONN 14         9     1       156     1   56   6. Brian Mitchell, La.-Lafayette, 1989 ..... 1,311 rush/1,966 pass
LOU         23     125     5.4     4      21           LOU 20          13     0      222     0    44   7. Michael Carter, Hawaii, 1991 .................. 1,092 rush/1,172 pass
UC          10      96     9.3     2      53           UC       13      7     0        98     1   34   8. Beau Morgan, Air Force, 1995 ........... 1,285 rush/1,165 pass
                                                                                                       9. Beau Morgan, Air Force, 1996 ........... 1,494 rush/1,210 pass
PITT        22    220     10.0     2      64           PITT 16          11    0      204     2    67   10. Chris McCoy, Navy, 1997 ......................... 1,370 rush/1,203 pass
USF         15      17      1.1   0       10           USF      22     14     2       178    2    44   11. Scott Frost, Nebraska, 1997 ................. 1,095 rush/1,237 pass
GT          22     145     6.6     1      27           GT       15      9     0        131   2    57   12. Antwaan Randle El, Indiana, 20001,270 rush/1,783 pass
                                                                                                       13. Keith Boyea, Air Force, 2001 ............... 1,216 rush/1,253 pass
Totals     165    1,219    7.4    18      69           Totals 179     118     7     1,655    13   67   14. W. Dantzler, Clemson, 2001 ............. 1,004 rush/2,360 pass
                                                                                                       15. Joshua Cribbs, Kent State, 2001 ...... 1,019 rush/1,516 pass
WMU (‘07) 9         97    10.8     2      38           WMU (07)18      10     0      192      2   58   16. Eric Crouch, Nebraska, 2001 .................... 1,115 rush/1,510 pass
MU         17      125     7.4     1      26           MU      18      13     0      149      2   48   17. Brad Smith, Missouri, 2002 ............... 1,029 rush/2,333 pass
                                                                                                       18. Joshua Cribbs, Kent State, 2002 ... 1,057 rush/1,014 pass
UMD         11      22     2.0     1      22           UMD 13           8     0       95     0    35   19. Jammal Lord, Nebraska, 2002 ......... 1,412 rush/1,362 pass
ECU         9       42     4.7     2      13           ECU     20      18     0       181     2   33   20. Chance Harridge, Air Force, 2002 1,229 rush/1,062 pass
USF         9       36     4.0    0       18           USF     18      12     1      100     0    28   21. Ell Roberson, Kansas St, 2002 ...... 1,032 rush/1,580 pass
SU         14       89     6.4     1      27           SU      15      12     0      148      1   31   22. Craig Candelo, Navy, 2003 .................. 1,112 rush/ 1,140 pass
                                                                                                       23. Brad Smith, Missouri, 2003 .............. 1,406 rush/1,977 pass
MSU         5       89    17.8     1      64           MSU 12           8     1        61     2   14   24. Vince Young, Texas, 2004 .............. 1,079 rush/1,849 pass
RUT        22      156      7.1    1      50           RUT     16      10     0      144     0    51   25. Vince Young, Texas, 2005 ............. 1,050 rush/3,036 pass
LOU        24      147      6.1    1      50           LOU 25          16     0       181     2   32   26. Patrick White, WVU, 2006 ........ 1,219 rush/1,655 pass
                                                                                                       27. M. Desormeaux, UL-Laf., 2007 .......... 1,141 rush/1,405 pass
UC         27      155     5.7     2      14           UC      19      13     1      140     0    32   28. Patrick White, WVU, 2007 ......... 1,335 rush/1,724 pass
UCONN      16      186     11.6    2      35           UCONN 13         9     1      107      1   49   29. Dan LeFevour, C. Mich, 2007 .......... 1,122 rush/3,652 pass
PITT       14       41     2.9    0       19           PITT 10          5     0       50     0    20
OKLA       20      150     7.5    0       42           OKLA 19         10     0      176      2   79
Totals    197     1,335   6.8     14      64           Totals 216     144     4     1,724    14   79
NCAA Single Game QB 200 Yards Passing and 200 Yards Rushing
Player, Team                           Date               Opponent           Yards Rush Yards Pass         Patrick White has the 6th-highest
Patrick White, WVU                     Nov. 16, 2006      Pitt                  220        204              single season rushing total by a
Vince Young, Texas                     Jan. 4, 2006       USC                   200        267
Vince Young, Texas                     Oct. 29, 2005      Oklahoma State        267        239
                                                                                                            quarterback in NCAA history and
Brad Smith, Missouri                   Oct. 22, 2005      Nebraska              246        234           is just the 5th player in NCAA history
Antwaan Randle El, Indiana             Oct. 21, 2000      Minnesota              210       263              to rush for 1,000 yards and pass
Marques Tuiasosopo, Washington         Oct. 30, 1999      Stanford              207        302                    for 1,000 yards twice
Brian Mitchell, La. Lafayette          Nov. 21, 1987      Colorado State         271       205
Steve Gage, Tulsa                      Nov. 8, 1986       New Mexico             212       209
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White’s Career Long Rushes                                                   NCAA Career Quarterback Rushing
1.     76/TD ........................................................... USF (2005)          Player, Team                                             Years             G           Rushes              Yards                TD                 Yds/Gm
2.     69/TD ............................................... Syracuse (2006)                 1. Brad Smith, Missouri                                  2002-05           48          799                 4,289                 45                89.4
3.     65/TD .......................................................... USF (2005)           2. Antwaan Randle El, Indiana                            1998-01           44          857                 3,895                 44                88.5
4.     64/TD ........................................................... Pitt (2006)         3. Joshua Cribbs, Kent State                             2001-04           43          632                 3,670                 38                85.3
       64/TD .......................................... Miss. State (2007)                   4. Dee Dowis, Air Force                                  1986-89           47          543                 3,612                 41                76.9
6.     53 ....................................................... Cincinnati (2006)          5. Kareem Wilson, Ohio                                   1995-98           45          *885                3,597                 49                79.9
7.     50/TD ............................................... Louisville (2007)               6. Patrick White, West Virginia                          2005-07           37          493                 3,506                 39                94.8
       50 .......................................................... Rutgers (2007)          7. Eric Crouch, Nebraska                                 1998-01           43          648                 3,434                *59                79.9
9.     48/TD .................................................. Wofford (2005)               8. Chris McCoy, Navy                                     1995-97           32          682                 3,401                 43                106.3
10.    47 .................................................................... Pitt (2005)   9. Beau Morgan, Air Force                                1994-96           35          594                 3,379                 42                96.5
12.    46/TD ............................. Mississippi State (2006)                          10. Brian Mitchell, La.-Lafayette                        1986-89           43          678                 3,335                 47                77.6
12.    45/TD ....................................... Conncecticut (2006)                     11. Fred Solomon, Temple                                 1971-74           43          557                 3,299                 39                76.7
13,    42 .................................................... Oklahoma (2007)               12. Vince Young, Texas                                   2003-05           37          457                 3,127                 37                84.5
14.    40/TD ............................................... Syracuse (2006)                 13. Ell Roberson, Kansas St.                             2000-03           47          604                 2,818                40                 60.0
       40 ..................................... Mississippi State (2006)                     14. Stacey Robinson, Northern Ill.                       1988-90           25          429                 2,727                 38                *109.1
16.    38/TD ............................ Western Michigan (2007)                            15. Jamelle Holieway, Oklahoma                           1985-88           38          505                 2,699                 30                71.0
17.    35 .................................................. Connecticut (2007)              16. Woodrow Dantzler, Clemson                            1998-01           36          549                 2,615                 27                72.6
18.    34 ....................................................... Cincinnati (2005)          17. Jammal Lord, Nebraska                                2000-03           39          516                 2,573                 24                66.0
19.    33 ....................................................... Maryland (2005)            18. Bill Hurley, Syracuse                                1975-79           46          685                 2,551                 19                55.5
20.    32/TD ................................................ Syracuse (2006)                19. Matt Jones, Arkansas                                 2001-04           46          382                 2,535                 24                55.1
                                                                                             20. Michael Carter, Hawaii                               1990-93           46          574                 2,534                 39                55.1
White’s Career Long Passes                                                                       * Record
1.     79/TD ............ Tito Gonzales/Oklahoma (2007)
2.     67/TD ............................. Steve Slaton/Pitt (2006)
3.     60/TD ...... Darius Reynaud/E. Carolina (2006)
4.     58 ........... Darius Reynaud/W. Michigan (2007)                                      WVU Single Game Total Offense                                               Sophomore Total Offense
5.     57/TD ............... Tito Gonzalez/Ga. Tech (2007)                                   Pl/Yds. Name                            Opp.                    Date                                                                    Plays/Yards
6.     52/TD ......... Rayshawn Bolden/UConn (2006)                                          38/424... Patrick White...... Pitt ............. 11-16-06                   Patrick White/2006 ............................. 344/2,874
7.     51 ............................ Steve Slaton/Rutgers (2007)                           52/424 ... Marc Bulger ............. Missouri ........ 12-26-98             Major Harris/1988 .............................................. 320/2,525
8.     50/TD .......... Steve Slaton/W. Michigan (2007)                                                                                                                  Marc Bulger/1997 ................................................. 375/2,372
                                                                                             47/407 .... Mike Sherwood .... Pitt .................. 9-28-68
9.     50 ......................... Brandon Myles/UConn (2005)                                                                                                           Rasheed Marshall/2002 .............................. 432/2,282
10.    49 ....................... Darius Reynaud/UConn (2007)                                38/394 .... Marc Bulger ............. Pitt .................. 11-27-98
                                                                                             39/372 ..... Major Harris ............ BC ..................... 10-22-88    Mike Sherwood/1968 ........................................ 355/1,983
11.    46/TD ........... Darius Reynaud/Marshall (2007)
12.    45 ....................... Tito Gonzalez/Marshall (2006)                              51/370 ..... Chad Johnston ..... Pitt .................. 10-15-94           Sophomore Scoring
13.    44 ............................... Brandon Myles/USF (2006)                           47/356 .... Marc Bulger ............. Miami ............. 10-24-98                                                                                      Points
14.    43 ..................................... Steve Slaton/Pitt (2006)                     52/354 .... Oliver Luck ............... Syracuse ...... 11-21-81            Paul Woodside/1982 ......................................................... 116
15.    40 ................. Darius Reynaud/Louisville (2006)                                 43/352 .... Chad Johnston ..... Purdue .......... 9-2-95                    Patrick White/2006 ......................................... 108
16.    39 .................... Brandon Myles/Syracuse (2005)                                 49/351 ..... Marc Bulger ............. Miami ............. 10-30-99         Amos Zereoue/1997 ....................................................... 108
17.    37 .................... Darius Reynaud/Miss. St. (2006)                                                                                                           Steve Slaton/2006 ........................................... 96
18.    36 ................... Brandon Myles/Cincinnati (2005)                                Career Total Offense                                                        Jay Taylor/1997 .................................................................... 88
19.    35 .................. Darius Reynaud/Maryland (2007)                                  1. Marc Bulger/ 1996-99................................ 1,100/7,827
20.    34/TD ........... Brandon Myles/Cincinnati (2006)                                     2. Patrick White/2005-07 .................. 1,002/7,713
       34 ........................ Noel Devine/Oklahoma (2007)                               3. Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ................ 1,286/7,598
                                                                                                                                                                         White Strikes
                                                                                                                                                                               Quarterback Patrick White threw for two
                                                                                             4. Major Harris/1987-89 ................................. 1,018/7,344       touchdowns in each of the first two contests this
      Patrick White and Steve Slaton                                                         5. Oliver Luck/1978-81..................................... 1,278/6,282     season against Western Michigan and Marshall and
       are the 3rd set of teammates                                                          6. Chad Johnston/1993-96......................... 1,041/5,664               followed that up with two more against ECU and
                                                                                                                                                                         Mississippi State. He later tossed two TDs in the
       in NCAA history to each rush                                                          7. Avon Cobourne/1999-2002................. 1,050/5,164                     2008 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma.
                                                                                             8. Dan Kendra/1974-77................................... 868/4,752             White has now thrown two TDs in 12 career
          for 1,000 yards or more                                                            9. Mike Sherwood/1968-70 .......................... 797/4,475               games, including nine of his last 16 games.
          in consecutive seasons.                                                            10. Jeff Hostetler/1982-83.................................. 751/4,393         WVU is 10-2 when White throws two touchdowns
                                                                                                                                                                         in a game.
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What They’re Saying About Patrick White
   “He can go for a home run at any time. He’s fast, and he can stop on a dime. He can be going full speed horizontally, stick a foot in the ground and go full speed vertical. Give him just a little bit of daylight,
and he’s off.” – Rutgers coach Greg Schiano

    “From the moment the then redshirt freshman came off the bench in the Mountaineers’ Oct. 15, 2005, game against Louisville and promptly led a 17-point, fourth-quarter comeback and triple-overtime
victory, it was obvious he possessed that rare ability to change the course of a game in one play.” – Stewart Mandel, CNNSI.com

   “I like Pat White at West Virginia; I really do. … For college football right now with the offense that West Virginia runs … He’s a dynamic runner and a better thrower than people give
him credit for, and I think he will be even better throwing the football this year. – ESPN’s Todd Blackledge on who he thinks is the best quarterback in the nation.

   “After witnessing firsthand the all-inspiring talents of Patrick White, there’s no doubt in my mind he’s one of the top players in the country, if not the top.” - Gregg Ellis, Daily Journal

   “If winning – especially big games – is the gold standard, then today’s WVU fans are watching the greatest quarterback in the school’s history in Patrick White.” – Bob Hertzel, formerly
of the Dominion Post and now with Fairmont Times West Virginian.

   “You think you have Pat White for a sack and the next thing you know he turns it into a first down.” – Bill Cubit, Western Michigan Head Coach
2007 White by Quarter - Rushing                                          2007 White by Quarter - Passing
1st          Rush      Yds         Avg.       Td        Lng              1st         Att      Cmp          Int       Yds        TD     Lg
WMU           4        25           6.3        0          11             WMU          5        5            0        151         2     58
MU            2          11        5.5         0          6              MU           8        6            0        72          1     46
UMD
ECU
               3
               1
                        16
                         5
                                    5.3
                                   5.0
                                               1
                                               0
                                                         22
                                                          5
                                                                         UMD
                                                                         ECU
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      5
                                                                                               3
                                                                                               4
                                                                                                            0
                                                                                                            0
                                                                                                                     23
                                                                                                                      37
                                                                                                                                 0
                                                                                                                                 0
                                                                                                                                       10
                                                                                                                                       13
                                                                                                                                                  Patrick White’s 200-yard
USF           2          7          3.5        0          7              USF          9        5            1        25          0      9         Total Offense Games
SU            6         31         5.2         1         14              SU           4        4            0        40          0     16         1.    Pitt (2006) .................... 424 (220 Rush/204 Pass)
MSU            3        93         31.0        1         64              MSU          8        6            0        63          2     14
RUT           2          3          1.5        0          4              RUT          2        2            0         12         0      6         2.    Louisville (2006) ........... 347 (125 Rush/222 Pass)
LOU           6        26           4.3        0         18              LOU          9        6            0        72          2     18
UC            5          11        2.2         0          7              UC           4        3            0        38          0     32         3.    Syracuse (2006) ............ 346 (247 Rush/99 Pass)
UCONN          3       20          6.6         1         14              UCONN        6        4            0        74          1     49         4.    Louisville (2007) .............. 328 (147 Rush/181 Pass)
PITT          6         34         5.6         0         21              PITT         3        2            0         10         0      6
OKLA           7       56          8.0         0         20              OKLA         9        4            0        25          0     13         5.    Oklahoma (2007) ......... 325 (150 Rush/176 Pass)
2nd          Rush      Yds         Avg.       Td        Lng              2nd         Att      Cmp          Int       Yds        TD     Lg         6.    Rutgers (2007) .............. 300 (156 Rush/144 Pass)
WMU            3        37         12.3        1         38              WMU          3        1            0         12         0     12         7.    Cincinnati (2007) .......... 295 (155 Rush/140 Pass)
MU             4        34         8.5         0         26              MU           3        2            0         0          0      2
UMD            5        -9          -1.8       0          4              UMD          5        2            0        46          0     35         8.    Connecticut (2007) ........ 293 (186 rush/107 pass)
ECU            3       20           6.7        1         13              ECU          8        7            0        65          1     12         9.    W. Michigan (2007) ...... 289 (97 Rush/192 Pass)
USf            7       29           4.1        0         18              USF          9        7            0        75          0     26
SU             6       29          4.8         0          9              SU           8        6            0        85          0     31         10.   Georgia Tech (2007) ... 276 (145 Rush/ 131 Pass)
MSU            2        -4         -2.0        0          1              MSU          4        2            1         -2         0       1
RUT           10       69          6.9         1         22              RUT          7        4            0        42          0     13         11.   Marshall (2007) .............. 274 (125 Rush/149 Pass)
LOU            7        23          3.3        0          6              LOU          3        2            0        36          0     32         12.   USF (2005) ........................ 266 (177 Rush/89 Pass)
UC            10        63          6.3        2         13              UC           7        6            1        68          0     26
UCONN          4        38         9.5         0         29              UCONN        5        4            0        24          0     16         13.   Pitt (2005) ........................... 261 (220 Rush/41 Pass)
PITT           3         -1        -0.3        0          4              PITT         3        2            0        20          0      11        14.   UConn (2006) ................ 258 (102 Rush/156 Pass)
OKLA           5       24          4.8         0         15              OKLA         6        4            0         71         1     34
                                                                                                                                                  15.   East Carolina (2006) ..... 255 (39 Rush/216 Pass)
3rd          Rush      Yds         Avg.       Td        Lng              3rd         Att      Cmp          Int       Yds        TD     Lg
WMU           2         35         17.5        1         22              WMU         10        4            0        29          0      11        16.   Syracuse (2007) ............... 237 (89 Rush/148 Pass)
MU            6         48          8.0        1         20              MU           6        4            0         61         1     23         17.   East Carolina (2007) ...... 223 (42 Rush/181 Pass)
UMD            1        12         12.0        0         12              UMD          3        3            0        26          0     21
ECU           5         17          3.4        1         10              ECU          7        7            0        79          1     33         18.   Marshall (2006) ............... 216 (48 Rush/168 Pass)
USF           0          0           0         0          0              USF          0        0            0         0          0      0
SU            2         29         14.5        0         27              SU           3        2            0        23          1     20         19.   Cincinnati (2005) ............... 211 (111 Rush/100 Pass)
MSU           0          0           0         0          0              MSU          0        0            0         0          0      0
RUT           5         15          3.0        0         15              RUT          7        4            0        90          0     51
LOU           2          9          4.5        0          6              LOU          7        5            0        48          0     23         WVU Career TD Passes
UC            8         54         6.75        0          7              UC           6        1            0         21         0     21
UCONN         9        128         14.2        1         35              UCONN        2        1            1         9          0      9         1.    Marc Bulger/1996-99 .................................................. 59
PITT          0          0           0         0          0              PITT         0        0            0         0          0      0         2.    Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ................................... 45
OKLA          6        64          10.6        0         42              OKLA         3        1            0          1         0       1
                                                                                                                                                  3.    Oliver Luck/1978-81 ....................................................... 43
4th          Rush      Yds         Avg.       Td        Lng              4th         Att      Cmp          Int       Yds        TD     Lg         4.    Chad Johnston/1993-96 ........................................... 43
WMU           0         0            0         0          0              WMU          0        0            0          0         0      0
MU            5         32         6.4         0         10              MU           1        1            0         16         0     16         5.    Major Harris/1987-89 ................................................... 41
UMD           2          3          1.5        0          2              UMD          1        0            0          0         0      0
ECU           0         0            0         0          0              ECU          0        0            0          0         0      0         6.    Patrick White/2005-07 ................................ 35
USF           0         0            0         0          0              USF          0        0            0          0         0      0         7.    Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ......................................... 34
SU            0         0            0         0          0              SU           0        0            0          0         0      0
MSU           0         0            0         0          0              MSU          0        0            0          0         0      0         8.    Dan Kendra/1974-77 ..................................................... 31
RUT           5        69          13.8        0         50              RUT          0        0            0          0         0      0
LOU           9        89          9.9         1         50              LOU          6        3            0        25          0     12         9.    Bernie Galiffa/1970-72 ............................................... 28
UC            4         27         6.75        0         14’             UC           2        1            0         13         0     13               Brad Lewis/1998-2001 ............................................... 28
UCONN         0         0            0         0          0              UCONN        0        0            0          0         0      0
PITT          4         8          2.0         0         12              PITT         4        1            0        20          0     20
OKLA          2         6           3.0        0          5              OKLA         1        1            0        79          1     79
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WVU Single Game Comp. %           BIG EAST Single Game Completion % (min. 10 att.)
(min. 10 att.)                    1. Michael Vick, Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers/1999 ................................................................................................... 91.7% (11-12)
1. Patrick White vs. ECU/2007 .......... 90% (18-20)                                 2.    Bryan Randall, Virginia Tech vs. Texas A&M/2002 ................................................................................. 90.9% (10-11)
   A. Bednarik vs. Rutgers/2005 ..... 90% (9-10)                                           Troy Nunes, Syracuse vs. BYU/2000 ................................................................................................................ 90.9% (10-11)
   Mike Sherwood vs. Richmond/1970 ..... 90% (9-10)                                        Ray Lucas, Rutgers vs. Colgate/1993 ................................................................................................................ 90.9% (10-11)
                                                                                     5.    Patrick White, WVU vs. East Carolina/2007 .................................................................. 90.0% (18-20)
WVU Career Completion Percentage                                                           Adam Bednarik, WVU vs. Rutgers/2005 ........................................................................ 90.0% (9-10)
(min. 100 att.)                                                                      7.    Tyler Palko, Pitt vs. Citadel/2006 ....................................................................................................................... 88.2% (15-17)
1.    Patrick White, 2005-07 ........................... .667                        8.    Devin Scott, Temple vs. Rutgers/2000 ......................................................................................................... 87.5% (14-16)
2.    Marc Bulger/1996-99 ................................................ .616      9.    Ryan Hart, Rutgers vs. Navy/2005 ................................................................................................................... 85.7% (18-21)
3.    Jake Kelchner/1992-93 ............................................ .601        10.   Kevin Mason, Syracuse vs. Temple/1994 ..................................................................................................... 85.0% (17-20)
4.    Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ...................................... .574
5.    Major Harris/1987-89 ............................................... .553
6.    Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ............................... .545                  NCAA Active Leaders In Yards Per Play (Total Offense)
7.    Brad Lewis/1998-2001 ........................................... .544          Player, Position                         School                       Year           Games                Plays               Yards                Yards per Play
8.    Darren Studstill/1990-93 ...................................... .529           1. Brian Brohm, QB                       Louisville                   Sr.              44                 1,357               10,819                    7.97
9.    Kevin White/1981-84 ................................................ .528      2. Colt Brennan, QB                      Hawaii                       Sr.              38                  1,851              14,740                    7.96
                                                                                     3. Patrick White, QB                     West Virginia                Jr.              37                 1,002                7,713                    7.70
WVU Single Season Pass Eff.                                                          4. Zac Robinson, QB                      Oklahoma St.                 So.              20                   553                4,160                    7.52
                                                                                     5. Mike Teel, QB                         Rutgers                      Jr.              35                   778               5,828                     7.49
(min. 50 att.)
1.    Jake Kelchner/1993 .............................................. 164.01
2.    Patrick White/2006 ............................... 159.73
3.    Major Harris/1988 ................................................... 159.17
4.    Marc Bulger/1998 ................................................... 157.35
5.    Patrick White/2007 .................................151.40
6.    Darren Studstill/1993 ......................................... 149.69
7.    Mike Sherwood/1970 .......................................... 145.43
8.    Adam Bednarik/2005 .......................... 145.20
9.    Rasheed Marshall/2004.................................. 143.44
10.   Major Harris/1989 ................................................. 142.44

WVU Career Passing Efficiency
1.    Patrick White/2005-07...................... 150.08
2.    Jake Kelchner/1992-93 ..................................... 148.42
3.    Major Harris/1987-89 ........................................... 143.31
4.    Marc Bulger/1996-99 ......................................... 140.93
5.    Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ................................... 131.61
6.    Allen McCune/1964-65 ...................................... 129.88
7.    Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ........................ 124.90
8.    Chad Johnston/1993-96................................. 120.86
9.    Darren Studstill/1990-93 ................................ 120.47
10.   Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 ..................................... 120.09

WVU Career Interception Avoidance
(min. 100 att.)
1. Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 ....................................... .0279
2. Kevin White/1981-84 ........................................... .0296
3. Jake Kelchner/1992-93 ...................................... .0307
4. Patrick White/2005-07.......................... .0314
5. Marc Bulger/1996-99 ........................................... .0332
6. Chad Johnston/1993-96.................................... .0334
7. Brad Lewis/1998-2001 ...................................... .0364
8. Greg Jones/1988-90 .......................................... .0365
9. Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ........................... .0372
10. Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ................................. .0436
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Owen Schmitt                                                                                                      Career Broken
FB/TE, 6-3, 260, Sr., Fairfax, Va. Fairfax                                                                         Facemasks
                            No. 1 rated senior fullback by Mel Kiper




                                                                                                                           11
                            2007 Preseason All-America (ESPN.com)
                            2006 second team All-America (Scout)
                            NSCA Strength All-American
                            Labeled the 2006 “No. 1 workout freak” by ESPN.com’s Bruce Feldman
                            Transferred from Division III Wisconsin River-Falls (’04) after rushing
                             for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns to earn all-conference honors
                           109 yards rushing in 2007 Gator Bowl, playing for injured Steve Slaton,
                             his first career 100-yard rushing game
   Broke off a 52-yard run to open the 2007 Gator Bowl
   82 yards rushing in the 2006 Nokia Sugar Bowl                                                             Owen Schmitt Facts
   Had a 54-yard run at the 2006 Nokia Sugar Bowl on 3rd-and-one in the second quarter                       Hang cleans     525
   Had his coming out party at Maryland in 2005 with 80 yards on just six carries and one TD
                                                                                                             Squats          640
   Had two touchdowns and a punt inside the 20-yard line in win at Syracuse
   Had 12-yard receiving TD versus Mississippi State and had one punt inside the 20
                                                                                                             Benches         365
   Two catches for 32 yards at Rutgers, including a 19-yard catch where he hurdled a defender                40              4.57
   Ripped off a career-long 57-yard touchdown run against Oklahoma in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl                   Vertical        36"

Schmitt’s Career Stats
Rushing                                                Receiving
       G         No    Yds      Avg TD Lg                     G           No Yds      Avg TD Lg
2005 12          48    380      7.9 2 54               2005 12             8 76        9.5 0 20
2006 13          65     351     5.4 7 52               2006 13            12 91        7.6 1 19
2007 13          47    272      5.8 4 57               2007 13            12 121      10.0 1 31
Totals 38       160   1,003     6.3 13 57              Totals 38          32 288      9.0 2 31

What They’re Saying About Owen Schmitt
“Truth is, no one better epitomizes the rugged image of this blue-collar program that literally pounded
its way to respect.”
- Bruce Feldman, senior writer, ESPN the Magazine

“Fullback is an anachronism in the modern offense. Guys like Schmitt may spearhead a comeback.”
– Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com

“Part of what he did in that (Louisville) game, and what we try to embody in our program, is playing tough
and physical all the way from the first play to the last play.”
- Rich Rodriguez on Owen Schmitt’s busted facemask, 2005

“He rumbles like a beer truck with a broken parking brake.”
- Mike Wise, Washington Post

“He’s got a forehead made of steel.”
- Craig James, ESPN

“This guy is a folk hero in West Virginia. He does it with pure power.”
- Gary Danielson, Color Commentator

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                                     Darius Reynaud
                                                    Double Trouble
                                                                The 2007 season saw several Mountaineers serve multiple roles on offense.
                                                             Senior Owen Schmitt was utilized at running back and tight end this year, taking advantage of the
                                                          stalwart’s excellent blocking skills and his versatile running capabilities.
                                                             Senior Adam Bednarik played some wide receiver this year while also serving as the team’s third
                                                          quarterback.
                                                             True freshmen Jock Sanders and Noel Devine played as both running backs and slot receivers.
                                                             Junior Pat McAfee handled both the kicking and punting duties this season.

                                                          Catching the Century Mark
                                                                 In WVU’s 48-23 win at Marshall senior wideout Darius Reynaud had a career day in every receiving
                                                          category.
                                                             He caught a career-best nine passes for 134 yards (his second career 100 yard receiving day) which also
                                                          marked a career-best. He also caught two touchdowns (45, 23) marking the first time in his career he
                                                          notched multiple receiving touchdowns.
                                                             His first career 100-yard receiving game came at ECU (110) last year. That marked the first time a
                                                          Mountaineer had a 100-yard receiving day since 2004.

                                                          Reynaud’s Repertoire
                                                                 Senior wide receiver Darius Reynaud led the Mountaineer receiving corp with team-bests of 64
                                                          catches for 733 yards and 12 touchdowns in the 2007 season.
                                                             In the UConn game, Reynaud had five grabs for 76 yards and a touchdown. Against Louisville, Reynaud
                                                          had six catches for 79 yards an two touchdowns. At Syracuse, Reynaud had six catches for 48 yards and
                                                          a touchdown to give him over 100 career receptions.
                                                             Against East Carolina, playing with a bruised shoulder, Reynaud tallied 112 all-purpose yards (58 rush
                                                          and 54 receiving) and caught two touchdowns.
                                                             At Marshall, Reynaud posted career-bests in receptions (9), receiving yards (134) and TD receptions (2).
                                                          He also posted three kickoff returns for 70 yards averaging 23.3 against the Herd. He broke the 1,000
                                                          career receiving yard mark with his totals at Marshall.
                                                             He finished with 92 yards on five catches against Western Michigan in the season opener, averaging
                                                          18.4 yards per catch and had a long grab of 58 yards.
Big-Time Players, Big-Time Plays                             He brought a lot to the table in 2006 as a receiver, rusher and kick returner. The Luling, La., native
       Patrick White, Steve Slaton and Darius averaged 119.5 all-purpose yards per game, good for third in the conference.
Reynaud accounted for 60 20-yard plays in 2007,              Reynaud led the Mountaineers with 39 catches for 520 yards and two scores and his 813 kickoff return
including nine of 50 or more and 10 of 40 or more yards in 2006 ranked him fourth at WVU in single season kickoff return yardage, tying Nate Terry (1997).
yards.                                                    Reynaud averaged 27.1 yards per return and returned one kick for a touchdown against Maryland (96
   The trio put up seven plays of 20 yards or more yards)
against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2008 Fiesta              Opponents have come to respect his ability to carry the pigskin, too, since he ripped off 221 yards
Bowl.                                                     rushing on 14 carries (15.8 ypc).
   In 2006, the trio tallied 100 20-yard plays, including
17 of 50 or more and 33 of 40 or more yards.              Reynaud Receiving
   In 2005, they accounted for 83 20-yard plays in                   G          No          Yds      Avg       TD         Lg
2005, including seven of 50 yards or longer and 15 2005              12         30          297      9.9       5          27
of 40 yards or better.                                    2006       13         39          520      13.3      2          60
                                                          2007      13         64         733       11.5       12         58
Quick Strike                                              Totals    38         133        1,550     11.7       19         60
      WVU registered 31 scoring drives in two             Reynaud Rushing
minutes or less this season. Twenty-six of those                    G          No         Yds       Avg        TD         Lg
31 resulted in touchdowns. Against Mississippi            2005      12         9          86        9.6        1          27
State, five of WVU’s six scoring drives, including four   2006      13         14         221       15.8       0          57
straight, lasted fewer than two minutes. WVU’s two        2007      13         11         103       9.4        1          64
minute scoring drives:                                    Totals    38         34         410       12.1       2          64
   Western Michigan: 5
   Marshall: 3
   Maryland: 2                                            Reynaud Kick Returns
   East Carolina: 2                                                 No         Yds        Avg       TD         Lg
   USF: 0                                                 2005      4          102        25.5      0          37
   Syracuse: 3                                            2006      30         813        27.1      1          96
   Mississippi State: 5                                   2007      8          211        26.4      0          37
   Rutgers: 0                                             Totals    42         1,126      26.8      1          96
   Louisville: 2
   Cincinnati: 0
   UConn: 4
   Pitt: 0
   Okla: 5
   Last season, WVU finished with 23 TD drives of
two minutes or less.
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Fleet-footed Floridian Freshmen            Behind The Line
      WVU’s tailback depth has came from two true              The Mountaineers didn’t have any seniors up front along the offensive line this season and had to
freshmen from Florida this fall. Jock Sanders of St.      replace two starters from the 2006 squad. The three returning starters from 2006 now have a combined
Petersburg and highly touted Internet legend Noel         84 starts (Ryan Stanchek/34; Jake Figner/25; Greg Isdaner/25).
Devine of North Fort Myers surfaced as Steve                The “O” line helped the offense average 456.2 yards of total offense a game, ranking No. 15 in the
                                                          nation, including 297.2 yards on the ground, ranking No. 3 nationally. The offense is averaging 39.6 points
Slaton’s backups. Devine and Sanders are versatile        a game, ranking No. 9 in the nation and tops in the BIG EAST.
and can lineup in the backfield, in the slot or as kick     In 2006, the offensive line paved the way for the Mountaineers to average 6.7 yards per rush (nation’s
returners. Here’s a look at the numbers the pair of       best) and 303.0 yards per game, ranking WVU second in the nation and first in the BIG EAST.
rookies posted in 2007:                                     The big uglies helped WVU score 48 rushing touchdowns and gain 168 first downs on the ground. The
                                                          O-line did their job in pass protection, too, allowing just 15 sacks in 13 games last season.
                                           KRYds.
       Car. Yds. TD Avg. Rec. Yds. PR Yds. KR Yds.          West Virginia was 10-1 in 2006 when at least one Mountaineer rushed for 100 or more yards, thanks to
Devine 73 627 4 8.6 7 90 0 0 22 511                       the prowess of the offense line.
Sanders 16 110 2 6.6 12 102 2 43 3 58
                                                          Reaching 50
Bombs Away                                                  Over the last seven years, the Mountaineers have scored 50 or more points in a game eight times
    Quarterback Patrick White had two of his six dating back to his first season in 2001, with seven of those eight coming at home. Three of those scoring
longest career passes against Western Michigan. outbursts also came in season openers. WVU is 8-0 in those contests when scoring 50 or more points in
White connected with Darius Reynaud for a 58- a game.
                                                                Rutgers (2001)
yard gain before later dumping a screen pass to 80-7/W Connecticut (2007)
                                                     66-21/W
star tailback Steve Slaton, who reversed field for a 56-7/W     Tenn. Chattanooga (2002)*
50-yard scoring strike. Both long passes were in 52-31/W Pitt (2003)
the first quarter and the 58-yard pass was the 56-23/W East Carolina (2004)*
third longest of White’s career.                     52-3/W     Eastern Washington (2006)
                                                          62-24/W Western Michigan (2007)*
Can’t Pass?                                               55-14/W at Syracuse (2007)
   Patrick White threw for by far a career-best 151       * Season Opener
yards on 5-of-5 passing in the first quarter versus
Western Michigan. Those numbers were quite Over 200 yards passing the last seven years …
surprising, especially to the naysayers. White, a year WVU WVU threw for more than 200 yards four timesaduring the 2007 season. Over the past seven years,
                                                           is 11-7 when passing for 200 yards or more in contest.
ago, averaged 39 yards passing in the first quarter
with a season-high 93 yards on 5-of-6 at Pitt.         286          Kent State(2001)                      34-14/W
   Against East Carolina, White was spectacular 279                 at Maryland (2001)                    20-32/L
completing 18-of-20 passes for a 90% completion 271                 at Syracuse (2003)                    34-23/W
percentage, including his final seven attempts.        249          at USF (2007)                         13-21/L
   White has now thrown for two touchdowns in 244                   Rutgers (2006)                        41-39/W 3 OT
nine of his last 16 games.                             240          at Boston College (2001)              10-34/L
                                                          235          at Syracuse (2007)                         55-14/W
Team            Att. Comp. Int. Yds.     TDs    Lg        228          Tenn.-Chattanooga (2002)                   56-7/W
Pitt (‘06)       16     11  0 204         2     67        226          Western Michigan (2007)                    62-24/W
USF (‘06)        22    14   2 178         2     44        225          at UCF (2004)                              45-20/W
Ga. Tech (‘07) 15       9   0    131      2     57
W. Mich (‘07) 18       10   0 192         2     58        224          Boston College (2004)                      17-36/L
Marshall (‘07) 18      13   0 149         2     46        222          at Louisville (2006)                       34-44/L
ECU (‘07)        20    18   0 181         2     33        216          at East Carolina (2006)                    27-10/W
Miss. St. (‘07) 12      8    1   61       2     14        216          Pitt (2003)                                52-31/W
Louisville (‘07) 25    16   0 181         2     32        215          vs. Virginia (2002)                        22-48/L
Oklahoma (‘07)19       10   0 176         2     79        204          at Pitt (2006)                             45-27/W
                                                          202          East Carolina (2007)                       48-7/W
  Dorrell Jalloh                                          200          at Miami (2003)                            20-22/L

                                                          He’s So Jellin’
                                                               Wide receiver Dorrell Jalloh put the first points on the board in the 2007 season with a 19-yard
                                                          touchdown grab in the first quarter of the Western Michigan win. Jalloh, mostly known for his two clutch
                                                          game-winning two-point conversion catches in overtime wins against Louisville (2005) and Rutgers
                                                          (2006), now has two career TDs. His first career TD reception came from 46 yards out as a redshirt
                                                          freshman against Virginia Tech in 2005.
                                                          Targets A Plenty
                                                                Eleven different Mountaineers caught at least one pass in the 2007 season, led by senior Darius
                                                          Reynaud’s 64 catches for 733 yards with 12 touchdown receptions. Other Mountaineers with at least one
                                                          catch were Dorrell Jalloh, Steve Slaton, Noel Devine, Owen Schmitt, Jock Sanders, Tito Gonzales, Brandon
                                                          Hogan, Wes Lyons, Will Johnson and Eddie Davis.




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                                                       The BIG EAST’s Thoroughbreds
  Antonio                                                         It’s not surprising that West Virginia’s rushing offense led the BIG EAST conference, averaging 297.2
  Lewis                                                     yards per game, which is over 90 yards better than its next closest opposition.
                                                               Junior Patrick White was third in the conference with 102.7 yards per game, followed by Steve Slaton
                                                            at 80.8 yards per game at fourth. True freshman Noel Devine was by far the league leader in yards per
                                                            carry at 8.6.
                                                               In all-purpose yardage, Slaton was fourth with 112 yards per game, followed by Patrick White at 102.7
                                                            in sixth and Noel Devine with 102.3 at seventh.
                                                               In league scoring, Slaton was fourth at 8.3 points per game, while Pat McAfee is at No. 5 with 7.9 points
                                                            per game.

                                                            Heisman Hype
                                                                 West Virginia running back Steve Slaton ranked fourth in Heisman voting in 2006 to become the
                                                            ninth BIG EAST player in the top five since the league’s inception in 1991. Pat White finished No. 6 in the
                                                            2007 Heisman voting.
                                                               Miami’s Gino Toretta (1992) is only winner in league history, while the Big East has also had one second-
                                                            place finish (Pitt’s Larry Fitzgerald in 2003) and two third-place finishes (Miami’s Ken Dorsey in 2001 and
Against The BIG EAST                                        Virginia Tech’s Michael Vick in 1999).
       WVU is 117-99-7 all-time against current
members of the BIG EAST conference.                         Rushing For 300
   WVU is 25-30 against Syracuse; 29-4-2 against                   When WVU rolls up 300 or more yards rushing in a contest like it has in the last seven years, good
Rutgers; 7-2 versus Louisville; 14-1-1 versus Cincinnati;   things happen for the Mountaineers.
4-0 against Connecticut and 37-60-3 against Pitt;              As proof, WVU is 28-2 since 2001 when reaching the 300-yard rushing mark, including nine consecutive
and 1-2 against USF.
   Since the league started in 1991, WVU is 74-43-1         victories when topping that plateau.
in all-time BIG EAST play and 38-19-1 in league home           WVU has also rushed for 300 or more yards in 18 of its last 29 games.
games, while 36-24 in league road games.                                                                            Pitt                      451             45-13/W
                                                            2007                   Rush Yds            Result       at Maryland               301             31-19/W
Mountaineer Musings ...                                     Oklahoma                 349              48-28/W
      With the 31-3 win at No. 25 Rutgers on October        Connecticut              517              66-21/W       Wofford                  339              35-7/W
27, West Virginia was assured another winning               East Carolina            397               48-7/W
season, it was the 22nd winning campaign since              Maryland                 353               31-14/W      2004                  Rush Yds             Result
1980. Overall, West Virginia has posted 74 winning          Marshall                 362              48-23/W       at Connecticut          339               31-19/W
records in 115 seasons of football, and nine other          Western Michigan         316              62-24/W       East Carolina           492               56-23/W
seasons with an even record.                                2006
   • In the 2007 season, Steve Slaton and Pat                                                                       2003
                                                            vs. Georgia Tech           311            38-35/W       Pitt                     307              52-31/W
White repeated their feat of becoming the first             at Pitt                   437             25-27/W
WVU duo to rush for 1,000 yards each in a season                                                                    UCF                      303              36-18/W
                                                            Cincinnati                313             42-24/W       at East Carolina         361              48-7/W
since 1940.                                                 at Louisville             318             34-44/L
   • Quarterback Pat White became the fifth WVU             Syracuse                  457              41-17/W
player to have two 1,000 rushing yard seasons                                                                       2002
                                                            at Miss. State            314             42-14/W       Miami                    363              40-23/L
after finishing the 2007 season with 1,335 yards on         Maryland                  340             45-24/W       East Carolina            536              37-17/W
the ground. White joins Artie Owens, Amos                   E. Washington             394              52-3/W       at Cincinnati            334              35-32/W
Zereoue, Avon Cobourne and former teammate                  Marshall                  312             42-10/W       UT-Chattanooga           332              56-7/W
Steve Slaton as the only players to accomplish the
feat.                                                       2005                                                    2001
   • Steve Slaton became the third Mountaineer              vs. Georgia               382             38-35/W       Rutgers                  446              80-7/W
tailback to have three 1,000 yard seasons after             at USF                    305             28-13/W
recording 1,051 yards in the 2007 season. Slaton
joins runners Avon Cobourne and Amos Zereoue.               First and Second Rushing Half Comparisons
   • WVU’s all-time 1,000 yard rushers since 1940               In the 2007 season, it’s apparent what half WVU rushes the ball better in - the second. Here’s a
include:                                                    breakdown of WVU’s rushing comparisons from the first and second halves.
Year    Name               No.    Yards     Avg. TD
1966    Garrett Ford Sr.   236    1,068      4.5 7          Opp.                   1st         2nd          Total
1969    Bob Gresham        206     1,155    5.6 9
1974    Artie Owens        174      1,130   6.5 7           WMU                     87         229            316
1975    Artie Owens        159    1,055     6.6 5           Marshall               46          316           362
1980    Robert Alexander   204    1,064      5.2 5          Maryland              154          199           353
1992    Adrian Murrell     222      1,145    5.2 6          E. Carolina           205          192           397
1993    Robert Walker      214    1,250     5.8 11
1996    Amos Zereoue       222    1,035      4.7 9          USF                     81         107           188
1997    Amos Zereoue       281    1,589      5.7 18         Syracuse               139          112           251
1998    Amos Zereoue       283     1,462     5.2 13         Miss. St.              157         105           262
1999    Avon Cobourne      224      1,138    5.1 10         Rutgers                 113         141          254
2000    Avon Cobourne      224     1,018     4.5 6
2001    Avon Cobourne      267    1,298      4.9 9          Louisville              76         140           216
2002    Avon Cobourne      335      1,710    5.1 17         Cincinnati             125         170           295
2003    Quincy Wilson      282    1,380      4.9 12         Connecticut           102          415            517
2005    Steve Slaton       205      1,128   5.5 17          Pitt                   90           14           104
2006    Steve Slaton       248     1,744     7.0 16
2006    Pat White          165      1,219    7.4 18         Oklahoma              159          190           349
2007    Steve Slaton        211    1,051    5.0 17          Totals               1,534        2,330         3,864
2007    Pat White          197     1,335    6.8 14          Averages             118.0        179.2         297.2
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Seven-Up                                                      Fantastic First Quarters
      The Mountaineers posted their 43rd season                                     Patrick White’s 151 passing yards in the first quarter against Western Michigan were the most yards
all-time with at least seven wins and sixth                                   he’s ever passed for in one quarter and the fourth time he has crossed the century mark in one quarter.
consecutive season with seven wins or more.                                   His backfield partner, Steve Slaton, ran for over 100 yards in a quarter three times in his career, twice in
   When they win at least seven games in a season,                            the first quarter. The most yards Slaton has ever rushed for in one quarter was in the first against
the Mountaineers have gone to 13 straight bowl                                Maryland (2006), when he carried the football eight times for 149 yards and an 18.6 yards-per-carry
games now after accepting the 2008 Fiesta Bowl                                average with two TDs.
bid and 19 out of the last 20 times.
                                                                              Devine Intervention
Halftime Adjustments                                                                 True freshman running back Noel Devine was as good as advertised in the 2007 campaign.
      The Mountaineers are notorious for making                                  At Maryland, the North Fort Myers, Fla., native was electric, averaging an astounding 27.2 yards per carry
halftime adjustments.                                                         after racking up 136 yards on just five carries. Devine had 107 yards after just two carries against the Terps
   In 2007, WVU’s adjustments allowed the team                                including a school record 76-yard rush which tied Jim Moss’ school record for the longest-non touchdown
to post big second half numbers en route to victory.                          run (vs. William & Mary/1962).
   WVU outscored its opponents 265-123 in the                                    Devine saw significant action versus UConn and didn’t disappoint. He racked up 118 yards on 11 carries
second half and did a lot of damage on the ground,                            to average 10.7 ypc and had one score.
rushing for 2,330 yards after halftime this season                               In the Fiesta Bowl, Devine subbed for an injured Steve Slaton and racked up 108 yards on 13 carries.
(179.2 per game avg.).                                                           This season, Devine was third on the team in rushing, showing 627 yards on just 73 carries (8.6 yards-
   The best second half so far this season came                               per-rush avg.) with six touchdowns. He was third on the team in all-purpose yardage per game, showing
versus UConn. After leading just 24-14 at the break,                          102.3 yards per game.
WVU pounded the Husky defense in the second
half to the tune of 415 rush yards and scored on six                          Devine Intervention II
of seven second half possessions to win the BIG                                      True freshman running back Noel Devine used just five carries to record 136 rushing yards (27.2 per
EAST title, 66-21.                                                            carry) in the win at Maryland. In fact, Devine had 107 yards rushing on just two carries (31, 76) becoming the
   WVU had performed similarly at Marshall early in                           first player in school history to break the century mark on just two carries.
the year when after making some halftime                                          He became one of just six Mountaineers to record 100+ rushing yards while tallying single digit carries.
adjustments, West Virginia rolled up an impressive
300-plus rushing yards in the second half on the                                Player                                            Carries         Yards            Avg.
Herd and 42 second-half points.                                                 Noel Devine at Maryland, 9/13/07                    5              136             27.2
                                                                                Danny Buggs vs. William & Mary, 10/7/72              3             100             33.3
Longest Non TD Run from Scrimmage                                               Danny Buggs vs. Syracuse, 11/18/72                   4             159             29.8
     Three of WVU’s top 12 longest non-touchdown                                Danny Buggs vs. Richmond, 10/20/73                   4               111           27.8
runs from scrimmage have come in the last two                                   Bob Moss vs. Marquette, 10/29/55                     4              110            27.5
seasons, headlined by Noel Devine’s 76-yarder at                                Jim Walthall vs. Case-Western, 9/30/44               5             134             26.8
Maryland.
1. Noel Devine vs. Maryland/2007 ............... 76
    Jim Moss vs. William & Mary/1962 .................... 76                   2007 Home and Away
3. Major Harris vs. Boston College/1989 ............. 75                       Rushing                                         Att-Yds-Avg                                        Avg/Gm
4. Joe Wilkerson vs. WV Wesleyan/1912 ............... 74                       Home (5-1)                                     271-1,812-6.6                                        302.0
    Arthur Owens vs. Kentucky/1974 ....................... 74                  Away (6-1)                                    348-2,052-5.9                                          293.1
6. Ted Anderson vs. VMI/1953 .................................... 71
7. Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1969 .............................. 70               Passing                                     Att-Comp-Yds-TD-Int                                    Avg/Gm
8. Garrett Ford, Sr. vs. William & Mary/1965 ..... 67                          Home (5-1)                                     121-81-879-9-1                                       146.5
9. Darius Reynaud vs. ECU/2007 ................. 64                            Away (6-1)                                    144-95-1,188-6-4                                      169.7
    Bobby Moss vs. Syracuse/1955 .......................... 64
    Noel Whipkey vs. William & Mary/156 ............ 64                        Total Offense                                 Rush-Pass-Total                                      Avg/Gm
12. Steve Slaton vs. Cincinnati/2006 ........... 63                            Home (5-1)                                    1,812-879-2,691                                       448.5
    Glenn Holton vs. G. Washington/1961 ............. 63                       Away (6-1)                                   2,052-1,188-3,240                                      462.9
    Khari Mott vs. Pitt/1996 ........................................... 63
                                                                               Rush Defense                                    Att-Yds-Avg                                        Avg/Gm
                                                                               Home (5-1)                                     237-581-2.45                                          96.8
                                                                               Away (6-1)                                     259-887-3.42                                          126.7
                                                                               Pass Defense                                Att-Comp-Yds-TD-Int                                    Avg/Gm
        “We don’t have one guy that can change                                 Home (5-1)                                   189-104-1,069-5-7                                        178.1
                 the game by himself.                                          Away (6-1)                                   189-107-1,382-8-3                                       197.4
       We know they have two (Slaton and White),                               Total Defense                                 Rush-Pass-Total                                      Avg/Gm
           and Jarrett Brown could be three,                                   Home (5-1)                                    581-1,069-1,650                                       275.0
             and Reynaud could be four.”                                       Away (6-1)                                    887-1,382-2,269                                        324.1
                         Sylvester Croom
                  Missississppi State Head Coach

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                                      Non-Offensive Touchdowns
         Special Teams/Defensive           The Mountaineers struck for their third non-offensive touchdown this season when Reed Williams
          Touchdowns Since 2001       recovered a fumble in the end zone against UConn.
   2007                                                   Eric Wicks’ 44-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Louisville on Nov. 8 marked the second
   Williams 0 fumble recovery vs. UConn                 defensive score for the Mountaineers during the 2007 season. The first came at Syracuse when Keilen
   Wicks 44 fumble recovery vs. Louisville              Dykes made an interception and rumbled 19 yards for a touchdown.
   Dykes 19 INT return vs. Syracuse                       Since 2001, West Virginia has scored 13 defensive and 10 special teams touchdowns for a total of 23
   2006                                                 non-offensive touchdowns during his tenure.
   Rivers 50 punt return vs. Mississippi State
   Reynaud 96 kickoff return vs. Maryland               The NCAA Record Books
   2005                                                       Patrick White became just the seventh quarterback in NCAA history to have 3,000 yards passing and
   Addae 40 INT return vs. Pitt                         rushing in career with his performance at Cincinnati.
   Smith 1 punt return vs. Rutgers
   Lewis 77 punt return vs. East Carolina               QBs to pass/rush for 3,000 yards in career
   Wicks 31 INT return vs. Syracuse                     Brian Mitchell           La.-Lafayette             1986-89          (3,335 rushing, 5,447 passing)
   2004                                                 Beau Morgan              Air Force                 1994-96          (3,379 rushing, 3,248 passing)
   Lorello 21 INT return vs. Connecticut                Antwaan Randle El        Indiana                   1998-01          (3,895 rushing, 7,469 passing)
   Wicks 34 INT return vs. Virginia Tech                Joshua Cribbs            Kent St.                  2001-04          (3,670 rushing, 7,169 passing)
   Lehnortt 21 fumble return vs. James                  Vince Young              Texas                     2003-05          (3,127 rushing, 6,040 passing)
     Madison                                            Brad Smith               Missouri                  2002-05          (4,289 rushing, 8,799 passing)
   Jones 76 punt return vs. East Carolina               Patrick White            West Virginia             2005-07                    ushing, 4,207 passing)
                                                                                                                            (3,506 rrushing, 4,207 passing)
   2003
   Frazier 64 punt return vs. Temple
   Jones 47 fumble return vs. Temple                          During the UConn game, Steve Slaton (1,042) and Patrick White (1,144) passed the 1,000 yard mark
   Jones 49 INT return vs. Boston College               for the season on consecutive carries. Midway through the second quarter, White had a 29-yard rush on
   Jones 87 kickoff return vs. Boston College           his 154th carry of the season and Slaton followed with a 31-yard TD run on his 197th carry on the next play.
   Hunter 0 punt return vs. UCF                         In 2006, White and Slaton crossed 1,000 yards rushing, marking the 38th time it has happened in NCAA
   2002                                                 history.
   Harrison 0 punt return vs. East Carolina                   Arkansas’ Darren McFadden (1,830) & Felix Jones (1,162) had 1,000 yards in 2007 for the second
   Estrada 43 INT return vs. Rutgers                    consecutive season. White and Slaton became just the third set of teammates ever to each run for 1,000
   2001                                                 yards in consecutive seasons, joining the Arkansas pair (2006-07), as well as Minnesota’s Laurence
   Terry 100 kickoff return vs. Maryland                Maroney & Marion Barber III (2003-04). WVU’s duo is also the first to do it in BIG EAST history.
   Hackett 10 fumble return vs. Rutgers
                                                        Two teammates crossing 1,000 yards in same season; it has happened 41 times
Scoring 20 or more in a quarter                         Most recently:
      West Virginia’s 21 points in the fourth quarter   West Virginia              2007            Steve Slaton (1,051) & Patrick White (1,335)
against UConn marked the sixth time that WVU            Arkansas                   2007            Darren McFadden (1,830) & Felix Jones (1,162)
has scored 20 or more points in a quarter during        Arkansas                   2006            Darren McFadden (1,647) & Felix Jones (1,168)
the 2007 season. WVU has scored 20 or more points       West Virginia              2006            Steve Slaton (1,744) & Patrick White (1,219)
in a quarter 27 times since 2001 and done it in two     Minnesota                  2005            Laurence Maroney (1,355) & Gary Russell (1,045)
quarters of a game six different times in that span.    USC                        2005            Reggie Bush (1,740) & LenDale White (1,302)
                                                        Minnesota                  2004            Laurence Maroney (1,348) & Marion Barber III (1,269)
Game               Year        Points      Quarter      Tennessee                  2004            Gerald Riggs Jr. (1,107) & Cedric Houston (1,005)
UConn              2007          21          4th        Texas                      2004            Cedric Benson (1,834) & Vince Young (1,079)
UConn              2007          21          3rd        Minnesota                  2003            Marion Barber III (1,196) & Laurence Maroney (1,121)
Miss. State        2007          28           1st
at Marshall        2007          21          3rd        Missouri                   2003            Brad Smith (1,406) & Zack Abrow (1,155)
                                                th
at Marshall        2007          21          4rd        Navy                       2003            Kyle Eckel (1,249) & Craig Candeto (1,112)
W. Michigan        2007          21          3rd        Kansas St.                 2002            Darren Sproles (1,465) & Ell Roberson (1,032)
vs. Ga. Tech       2006          21          3
Cincinnati         2006          21          2nd        Nebraska                   2001            Dahrran Diedrick (1,299) & Eric Crouch (1,115)
Cincinnati         2006          21          3rd        Nebraska                   1997            Ahman Green (1,877) & Scott Frost (1,016)
Syracuse           2006          21          3rdth      Colorado St.               1996            Calvin Branch (1,279) & Damon Washington (1,075)
at Miss. State     2006          21          4st        Ohio                       1996            Steve Hookfin (1,125) & Kareem Wilson (1,072)
Maryland           2006          21           1st
vs. Georgia        2005          21           1 th
Pitt               2005          21          4nd        Turnover Battle
UConn              2005          21          2 th             West Virginia collected more turnovers in each game this season than it has given away except for
at Maryland        2005          24          4
James Madison      2004          21          2nd        the USF, Cincinnati and Pitt contests. When WVU wins the turnover battle, they are 43-1 since 2002.
East Carolina      2004          28            nd
                                             2st           WVU was No. 2 in the nation in fumbles recovered, tied for No. 35 in interceptions and tied for No. 6 in
Temple             2003          21           1nd       turnovers gained.
at East Carolina   2003          20          2 rd          For the season, the Mountaineers accumulated 34 turnovers (16 interceptions/18 fumbles) and have
at East Carolina   2003          21          3st
at Temple          2002          21           1         given away 15 fumbles and thrown six interceptions to hold a 34-21 advantage.
UT-Chattanooga     2002          21          2ndth
                                                           The Mountaineers defense collected a season-high four turnovers at USF, at Rutgers and against
UT-Chattanooga     2002          21          4st        Louisville and forced three or more turnovers in eight games.
Rutgers            2001          28           1nd
Rutgers            2001          31          2
Kent State         2001          21          3rd


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Stacking Sacks                                    Defensive Standouts
      West Virginia collected 40 sacks for the 2007             In the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, linebacker Reed Williams earned defensive MVP honors for his nine
season, finishing in a tie for No. 3 in the BIG EAST      tackles, 1 sack, one TFL and one forced fumble performance. Joining Williams as a defensive standout was
Conference in sacks and tied for No. 15 in the nation.    safety Ryan Mundy who finished with 11 tackles.
   The 40 sacks are the most by WVU since 1998               In the final regular season game against Pitt, the West Virginia linebackers were outstanding as Marc
when the Mountaineers finished wth 40 sacks.              Magro led the way with 17 tackles in his final home performance. Reed Williams added 11 tackles and
The 1997 squad finished with 46 sacks.                    Mortty Ivy 10.
   Defensive lineman Johnny Dingle led the team              The unit held the Panthers to just 13 points, and 67 yards passing. Against Connecticut, West Virginia
with nine sacks, linebacker Marc Magro finished with      held the Huskies to just 14 points before UConn scored again in the game’s final minute. At one point, WVU
eight, followed by linebacker Mortty Ivy with six.        scored 42 unanswered points on the Huskies, who were held scoreless on 12 of 15 possessions. Leading
   Dingle finished No. 4 in sacks and Magro tied for      the way was linebacker Mortty Ivy, who turned in a career high 11 tackles to go along with three TFL, two
No. 6 in the BIG EAST. Nationally, Dingle was No. 28      sacks and one forced fumble.
and Magro finished in a tie for No. 44.                      In the road win at Cincinnati, the West Virginia defense held the Bearcats to just 84 yards rushing and
Leading Linebackers                                       13 points under their season scoring average. Cincinnati was just 4 of 13 on third down conversions.
      Reed Williams led the 2007 defense in tackles       Leading the way was linebacker Marc Magro with eight tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.
with 107 in 13 games. Williams averaged 8.2 tackles          In the BIG EAST home win over Louisville, the Mountaineer defense held the Cardinals to just three of
per game, which ranked him sixth in the BIG EAST          13 on third down conversions, and just 37 yards rushing in the victory. Leading the way in the victory were
and 90th nationally. Fellow linebackers Mortty Ivy        linebackers Mortty Ivy and Reed Williams with 14 combined tackles. Lineman Scooter Berry added six
and Marc Magro finished second and third on the           tackles in the effort, and safety Eric Wicks had a big night with a 44-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown,
team in tackles meaning that the team’s                   an interception, one pass break up and three tackles.
linebacking corps held down the top three defensive          A strong defensive effort at Rutgers helped West Virginia to its second BIG EAST road victory of the
tackle leader positions. Ivy and Magro ranked 15th        season. The Mountaineers held the Scarlet Knights to their fewest points since 2002 and without a
and 17th in the BIG EAST respectively in tackles on       touchdown. Coming into the game, Rutgers was averaging nearly 300 yards passing, but the Mountaineer
the season. The trio of Williams, Magro and Ivy           defense contained the Knights to just 131 yards in the air. Linebackers Reed Williams led the charge with
combined for 279 tackles.                                 13 tackles, followed by Mortty Ivy with 10 and Marc Magro with 9. West Virginia came up with its first two
                                                          stops of an opponent in the red zone on the year, and recorded two interceptions in holding the Scarlet
Defensive Rankings                                        Knights scoreless on nine of its 10 possessions.
      West Virginia’s offense is high powered, and           A very balanced effort led the Mountaineer defense in the final non-conference win of the regular
its defense deserves some praise too. The blue-           season against Mississippi State. Reed Williams, Eric Wicks, John Holmes and Ridwan Malik all contributed
collared unit quietly went about its business in          seven tackles in the victory. The Bulldogs managed just 45 yards rushing on the WVU defense and 169
2007, and put together some solid numbers that            passing to total 214 yards of total offense. The Mountaineers held the Bulldogs scoreless on 12 of their
had it ranked nationally in the following categories      14 possessions, forced three fumbles and recorded five pass deflections.
– 2nd in fumbles recovered, tied for 6th in turnovers        West Virginia turned in another strong defensive outing in the BIG EAST road win at Syracuse. The
gained, 7th in total defense, 8th in scoring defense,     Mountaineers held the Orange to 94 yards rushing and 108 passing in giving up only 202 yards of total
15th in sacks, 18th in rushing defense, 14th in passing   offense. Linebacker Marc Magro led the way with seven tackles and one sack, followed by lineman Keilen
defense, 28th in pass efficiency defense, 38th in         Dykes with a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown. It was the first touchdown scored by a WVU
tackles for loss, 35th in interceptions and 36th in       defensive lineman since 2000, and fellow lineman Johnny Dingle came up big again with 1 TFL, 2 forced
defensive third-down efficiency. Not bad for a unit       fumbles and 2 pass deflections.
that just minds its own business.                            At USF, the West Virginia defense had to overcome six turnovers by the Mountaineer offense, and still
                                                          held the Bulls to just 21 points, 139 yards rushing and 135 yards passing. Quinton Andrews led the way
Swat Patrol                                               with eight tackles and a pass deflection, while Reed Williams contributed seven tackles, 1 TFL and 1 PBU.
      The defense broke up 43 passes in 13 games          Overall, the unit collected 6 TFL, 1 sack, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 interceptions, and held USF quarterback
during the 2007 season, averaging 3.3 pass                Matt Grothe to just 135 yards passing and only 38 yards rushing.
breakups a game. There also have been 16                     The West Virginia defense was outstanding against East Carolina and turned in its best performance
interceptions on the year.                                of the season. The Mountaineers held East Carolina to just 160 yards of total offense (54 passing/106
   Eighteen different players have registered at          rushing). The WVU defense held the Pirates scoreless on nine-straight possessions, and until the final
least one breakup this season. Ryan Mundy leads           minute of the game when ECU scored its first points with just 59 seconds left. Mortty Ivy recorded his first
the team with seven breakups, while Antonio               career interception in the contest and along with Eric Wicks, led the team in tackles with six.
Lewis and Eric Wicks each had six and Quinton
Andrews finished four. Lewis, Mundy and Wicks led            Against Maryland, the defense recovered a fumble on the game’s opening play to set up a score for
the team in interceptions each with three.                the offense, and then went on to hold the Terrapins scoreless on eight straight possessions from midway
                                                          through the first quarter until the 5:50 mark of the fourth quarter. Williams led the unit with nine tackles,
                                                          Eric Wicks recorded two interceptions, Magro collected six tackles and two sacks, while lineman Johnny
                                                          Dingle had six tackles, a fumble recovery and two TFL in the victory.
   We’re used to seeing “West Virginia” among                Against Marshall, the Mountaineers defense was once again led by Reed Williams with 15 tackles, 2 TFL
   the NCAA’s leaderboards when it comes to               and one forced fumble. Safety Ryan Mundy turned in his best game of his young Mountaineer career with
             offense (currently they’re                   eight stops and one fumble recovery.
        No. 3 in rushing, No. 9 in scoring),                 Leading the way for the West Virginia defense against Western Michigan was the linebackers as the
            but who saw this coming?                      top five tacklers for the Mountaineers in the game came from that unit. Mortty Ivy was impressive with
           NCAA total defense leaders,                    10 tackles followed by Marc Magro with nine. Reed Williams turned in eight stops to go along with the first
         through last weekend’s games:                    interception of his career while John Holmes and Anthony Leonard combined for 10 stops. Overall, WVU’s
           No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 LSU,                   top five tacklers against WMU contributed 37 tackles, three sacks, 2 TFL, one interception and one pass
         No. 3 USC, No. 4 ... West Virginia.              deflection.
                          -- Stewart Mandel, SI.com
                            College Football Analyst

2007 Mountaineer Football                                                                                              Final Season Notes • January 2008
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Leave The Running To Us                               Charting Mountaineer Players of the Week
       In the 2007 season, the West Virginia defense        Game            O-Champ         D-Champ         ST-Champ        O-Scout          D-Scout        ST-Scout             Hammer
liked for all the running to be done by its offense.        W. Michigan     Pat White      Reed Williams    Adam Hughes     Mike Poitier     Eain Smith     Justin Blankenship   Reed Williams
   The Mountaineers allowed only 112.9 yards                                               Marc Magro
rushing per game and 3.0 yards per rush. While the          at Marshall     Darius Reynaud Ryan Mundy       None            Phil Conroy     Julian Miller   Evan Rodriguez     None
West Virginia offense rushed for 3,864 yards (297.2         at Maryland     Steve Slaton   Johnny Dingle    Vaughn Rivers   Charlie Russell Jim Lewis       Tommy Contraguerro Ryan Mundy
avg. per game) on the season, the Mountaineer               East Carolina Pat White        Mortty Ivy       Vaughn Rivers   Darrel Phillips Najae Goode     Derek Knight       Wes Lyons
opponents rushed for just 1,468 yards (112.9 per                            Owen Schmitt
                                                            at USF          None           Keilen Dykes     Pat McAfee      Phiil Conroy     Tyler Rader    Derek Long           None
game) against the WVU defense. West Virginia                                               Ellis Lankster
ranked 18th nationally in rushing defense and               at Syracuse     Owen Schmitt Marc Magro         Pat McAfee      Mike Poitier   Anthony Wood     Bobby Mary           None
second in the BIG EAST. The last 100-yard rusher            Mississippi St. Steve Slaton   Keilen Dykes     Vaughn Rivers   C.J. Matthews Joe Rhein         Jayson Jackson       None
on the WVU defense was LaSean McCoy of Pitt.                at Rutgers      Pat White      Entire Defense   Pat McAfee      Ed Collington Evan Rodriguez    Jack Crow            J.T. Thomas
   In the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, the Mountaineers           Louisville      Owen Schmitt Eric Wicks         Pat McAfee      John Hafferty Derek Knight      Keith Tandy          John Holmes
contained the Sooners to 177 yards rushing.                                                                                 Matt Timmerman
   In the final regular season game against Pitt,           at Cincinnati   Steve Slaton    Johnny Dingle   Pat McAfee      Kevin Sanders Jim Lewis         C.J. Lewis           None
                                                            Connecticut     Pat White       Scooter Berry   Tripp Hale      Jayson Jackson Derek Knight     Zach Flynt           None
The Panthers were held to just 13 points. Totaling                          Noel Devine                     Vaughn Rivers                                   John Woodruff
158 yards rushing on 52 attempts, the Panthers              Pitt            None            None            None            None             None           None                 None
finished with a 3.0 yards per carry average against
the WVU defense.                                            Negative Yards
   In the win against Connecticut, the Huskies rushed             Every defensive unit loves to talk negative -- as in negative yards.
for an opponent season-high 203 yards against                  In the final NCAA rankings, the Mountaineer defense finished 38th nationally in tackles for loss with 89
the Mountaineer defense. Still, the unit held UConn         on the year and 15th in sacks with 40 in 13 games. Mountaineer opponents lost 381 yards against the
to just 14 points until the game’s final minute and         defense as the unit totaled 40 sacks and a total of 89 TFL. Lineman Johnny Dingle lead the team with
forced punts on 12 of 15 possessions.                       eight sacks, which ranked him 28th nationally. Dingle ranked 14th nationally in tackles for loss with 19 on
   At Cincinnati, the West Virginia defense held the        the season. Linebacker Marc Magro had eight sacks on the year, placing him 44th nationally, while
Bearcats to 84 yards rushing and only 2.8 yards             teammate Mortty Ivy recorded six sacks in 12 games.
per carry. The Bearcats were held 13 points under              In the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, the Mountaineers sacked Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford three
their season average against the Mountaineers.              times for -22 yards. WVU totaled seven TFL in the game for negative 29 yards.
   Against Louisville, the West Virginia defense held          In the final regular season game against Pitt, the Mountaineers recorded six tackles for a loss of 15
the Cardinals to just 37 yards rushing. Coming into         yards. The lone sack went to defensive back Quinton Andrews.
the game, Louisville was averaging 150 yards                   Against Connecticut, the Mountaineer defense came up with an impressive 10 tackles for a loss 46
rushing per game.                                           yards. WVU collected five sacks and five more TFLs in the victory. Leading the way was linebacker Mortty
   In the second BIG EAST road win of the season            Ivy with two sacks for -17 yards , and onther TFL for -2 yards to total 19 negative yards against the Huskies.
at No. 25 Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights managed                 At Cincinnati, the Mountaineer defense recorded nine tackles for a loss of 39 yards. Included in that
183 yards rushing against the WVU defense, but              negative yardage were five sacks of Cincinnati quarterback Ben Mauk. Linebacker Marc Magro had two
only came away with three points in the contest             sacks for -7 yards while lineman Johnny Dingle led the way with four TFL and one sack for a total of -28
for their lowest point total since 2002.                    yards against the Bearcats.
   In the final non-conference game of the regular             Against Louisville, the Mountaineer defense recorded seven tackles for a loss of 34 yards with seven
season, the West Virginia defense held Mississippi          different players recording a TFL. The Mountaineers held the Cardinals to just 37 yards rushing and three
State to just 45 yards on the ground for an average         of 13 on third down conversions, while sacking Brian Brohm four times.
of 1.4 yards per rush.                                         In the second BIG EAST road win of the season at Rutgers, West Virginia recorded only two tackles for
   In the BIG EAST road win at Syracuse, the Orange         a loss. While it was the lowest TFL output of the season, the Mountaineer defense still held the Scarlet
managed only 94 yards rushing and averaged just             Knights to their lowest point total since 2002. West Virginia’s two interceptions in the game were
2.5 yards per rush.                                         returned for 42 yards to help keep the Scarlet Knights in check.
   At USF, the Bulls finished with 139 total rushing           In the final non-conference game of the regular season, West Virginia held the Bulldogs to just 45
yards, and explosive quarterback Matt Grothe was            yards rushing and collected eight tackles for a loss of 40 yards. Leading the way was defensive lineman
held to just 38 yards on the ground.                        Johnny Dingle with 2 TFL for -9 yards and safety Eric Wicks with 2 TFL for -18 yards. Included in the eight
   In the East Carolina game, the Pirates rushed 33         TFL against MSU was three sacks that totaled -23 yards
times for only 106 yards and a 3.2 yards per carry             In the BIG EAST road win at Syracuse, the Mountaineers held the Orange to just 202 yards of total
average. Adding in only 54 yards passing, and the           offense, and collected four TFL for a loss of 23 yards to go along with a 19-yard interception return for a
Pirates finished with just 160 yards of total offense.      touchdown.
At Maryland, the Terps finished with only 89 yards             In the loss at USF, the Mountaineer defense held the Bulls to 274 total yards and collected 6 TFL for
rushing for an average of 2.3 yards per rush in the         a loss of 25 yards. Leading the way was lineman Johnny Dingle with 2 TFL for -18 yards.
game.                                                       West Virginia’s defense turned in its strongest performance of the season to date against East Carolina
   In game two at Marshall, the Herd gained only            by holding the Pirates to just 54 passing yards and 160 total yards. The Mountaineers recorded four
121 yards on the ground. Against Western Michigan           sacks for -30 yards and two more TFL for a total of -36 yards collected against the Pirate attack.
in the season opener, the Broncos managed just                 Against Maryland, the Mountaineer defense collected -30 yards with four sacks for -22 yards and
32 yards rushing.                                           another four TFL for -8 yards. Leading the way was linebacker Marc Magro with two quarterback sacks for
                                                            -17 yards.
 ‘Their defense is faster. Their offense is no different.      Against Marshall, the West Virginia defense accounted for -33 yards with four sacks (-15) and five
  Their defense is faster, and they have more speed.        additional TFLs (-18). Leading the way was Reed Williams and Johnny Dingle each with two TFLs.
      They look like how they did two years ago.            Against Western Michigan, the Mountaineer defense got down right negative turning in 10 total stops
                   Sylvester Croom
                                                            (three sacks/seven TFL) for loss yardage. Three sacks totaled -16 yards while seven TFLs totaled -29 yards
             Mississippi State Head Coach                   giving the Mountaineer defensive a total of -45 yards against the Western Michigan offense.

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Wicks’ Picks for Six                             McAfee is the Specialist
      Senior safety Eric Wicks seemed to always be             Pat McAfee handled all of the Mountaineer kicking duties, serving as the field goal kicker, extra point
in the right place at the right time since arriving at   kicker and punter, as well as kickoff.
WVU. Against Louisville, Wicks picked up a Brian         Field Goals
Brohm fumble and returned it 44 yards for a score           During the 2007 season, he connected on 13-of-19 field goal attempts (68.4 percent), hit 11 in a row at
to help WVU top Louisville 38-31 in Morgantown. It       one point, hit multiple field goals in three-straight games and hit a long of 49 yards at Syracuse. McAfee
was the third career defensive touchdown for the         hit 6-of-7 from 30-39 yards and 5-of-6 on kicks from 40-49 yards.
Pittsburgh, Pa., native.                                    After missing his last attempt against UConn, two against Pitt and his first attempt against
   In the 2005 Louisville game, it was Wicks who         Oklahoma, a 50-yarder, he hit two straight (38, 42), before missing a 44-yarder in the second quarter.
picked up on Brohm trying to scramble for the game-         Last season, McAfee’s 51-yard field goal in the second quarter at Pitt marked a career long and was the
tying 2-point conversion in triple overtime. But Wicks   longest field goal in Heinz Field history by either a professional or collegian. It also was the fifth-longest
made the game-ending tackle at the 2-yard line to        in school history; WVU’s career long was a 55-yarder by Paul Woodside against Louisville in 1984.
give WVU a 46-44 triple-overtime victory over the           Ten times in his career, McAfee has made multiple field goals in a game.
Cards.
   Earlier that year, Wicks scored WVU’s first           Punting
touchdown of the season at Syracuse, taking a               McAfee punted for a 42.7-yard average during the 2007 season, placing 17 inside the opponent’s 20-
Perry Patterson pass 31 yards to the house in the        yard line, three resulting in touchbacks and nine ending with a fair catch. McAfee hit 13 punts of 50 yards
Carrier Dome. Despite seeing just spot action in         or more, including a 62-yarder against Connecticut, a 66-yarder against Oklahoma and a 71-yard punt at
2004, Wicks intercepted Virginia Tech’s Bryan Randall    Cincinnati.
in and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown in              Against Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, he finished with four punts for 234 yards, a season-high
Blacksburg. It was the first interception of his young   58.5 yard average with a long of 66 yards, two inside the opponent’s 20-yards line and four punts of 50
career.                                                  yards or more. His punts were all over 50 yards in the game, hitting for 54, 57, 66 and 57 yards.
   For his four-year career, he has had eight               He was outstanding since October, averaging 45.5 yards per punt on 31 attempts, landing 13 of them
interceptions, six forced fumbles, four fumble           inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, two in the end zone and five that resulted in a fair catch. He also had
recoveries and 17 pass breakups.                         12 punts of 50 yards or more.
                                                         Extra Points
Rivers’ Returns Ranked No. 1 in BIG EAST                    McAfee missed an extra point in the first game of the season against Western Michigan and then hit
      Vaughn Rivers ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST         56 in a row. He hit a season-high eight extra points against Western Michigan and against Connecticut.
Conference and No. 19 in the nation in punt return       He hit five or more in eight games.
average, returning 41 punts for 479 yards, an            Scoring
average of 11.7 yards a return and had a long return        McAfee was second on the team in scoring with 103 points (13 field goals and 64 extra points), only five
of 51 yards against Oklahoma in the Tostitos             behind the leader, Steve Slaton, who finished with 105 points.
Fiesta Bowl. He had at least one return of 10 yards         He scored double-figure points four times, hitting 12 points against East Carolina, Syracuse and
or more in 12-of-13 games this season.                   Oklahoma. He also finished with 11 points against Connecticut. He hit a season-high eight extra points
   In the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Rivers finished with     made against Western Michigan and against UConn.
two returns for 57 yards with a season-long return       Kickoffs
of 51 yards. He also had two kickoff returns for 39         McAfee handled the kickoff duties for the team and finished with 89 kickoffs, averaging 60.5 yards on
yards with a long return of 20 yards.                    his kicks with six resulting in touchbacks. He had a season-high 10 kickoffs against Western Michigan and
   Last season, Rivers finished with 18 returns for      UConn, nine against Oklahoma and eight against Marshall, East Carolina and Syracuse. His best games
195 yards, an average of 10.8 yards a return and         were against Western Michigan when he had 10 kickoffs and averaged 65.9 yards per kickoff with two
scored a 50-yard touchdown at Mississippi State.         touchbacks and against Louisville when he had seven kickoffs for a 65.9-yard per kick average. He
                                                         averaged over 60 yards per kickoff in nine games during the season, including seven of the last eight .
                                                         BIG EAST Statistics
                                                            In BIG EAST statistics, McAfee was No. 2 in punting, No. 3 in kick scoring, No. 4 in PAT kicking percentage,
                                                         No. 5 in overall scoring and No. 6 in field goal percentage.
                                                         Career Totals
                                                            His career point total stands at 297, which includes 41 field goals and 174 extra points, third on the WVU
                                                         career kick scoring list; Paul Woodside (1981-84) is the WVU career leader with 323. He is fourth on the field
                                                         goals made list with 41 and is the all-time career extra points made leader with 174.
                                                         Devine’s Kickoff Returns
                                                               Freshman kickoff returner Noel Devine led the Mountaineers for the season with 22 returns for 511
                                                         yards, an average of 23.2 yards per return with a long of 48 yards against Pitt. His top peformances were
                                                         against Louisville, when he finished with four returns for 97 yards with a long of 41 yards. He also had four
                                                         returns for 88 yards against Oklahoma with a long return of 23 yards. He also had four returns for 86
                                                         yards at Cincinnati with a long of 28 yards. Devine finished with kickoffs of 25 yards or more 10 times
                                                         during the season.
                                                            In BIG EAST statistics, Devine was No. 5 in kickoff return average and nationally he was No. 70.


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2007 WVU Scoring Drives                                            Syracuse      6     23    2:49     Sanders 11 run
Opp             Plays   Yds   Time    Result
                                                                   Miss. St.      1    64    0:21     White 64 run
W. Michigan       8     59     3:41   Jalloh 19 pass from White    Miss. St.     12    88    5:41     Schmitt 12 pass from White
W. Michigan       4     58     1:34   Slaton 50 pass from White    Miss. St.      3    16      1:13   Reynaud 10 pass from White
W. Michigan       2     37    0:50    White 38 run                 Miss. St.     5     48     1:37    Slaton 26 run
W. Michigan       5     37    2:00    Slaton 1 run                 MIss. St.     4      5     1:32    McAfee 42 field goal
W. Michigan       5     85    1:56    Slaton 58 run                Miss. St.      7    48    1:44     Reynaud 13 pass from Brown
W. Michigan       2     22    0:12    White 22 run                 Rutgers       6     63    2:42     Slaton 38 run
W. Michigan       9     50     3:15   Slaton 1 run                 Rutgers        5    31    2:07     White 1 run
W. Michigan      12     66    6:07    Brown 20 run                 Rutgers       11    60    4:32     McAfee 42 field goal
W. Michigan       7     61    3:02    Devine 8 run                 Rutgers       9     75     3:18    Slaton 1 run
Marshall           1    46    0:07    Reynaud 46 pass from White   Rutgers        7    66    3:04     Slaton 6 run
Marshall          7     66    2:27    Reynaud 23 pass from White   Louisville    6     56    2:46     Reynaud 7 pass from White
Marshall          9     65    3:05    White 20 run                 Louisville     3    25    0:51     Reynaud 9 pass from White
Marshall          6     50    2:40    Slaton 2 run                 Louisville    12    69    5:48     Slaton 1 run
Marshall         10     80    3:43    Devine 12 run                Louisville     8    34    2:46     McAfee 28 field goal
Marshall          9     80    4:43    Slaton 18 run                Louisville     --    --      --    Wicks 44 FUM Return
Marshall          3     55    1:25    Devine 10 run                Louisville     4    65    1:29     White 50 run
Maryland          2     20    0:41    White 22 run                 Cincinnati     9    70    3:08     Schmitt 4 run
Maryland          7     78    2:18    Slaton 22 run                Cincinnati    12    80    5:42     White 7 run
Maryland          9     63    4:19    Slaton 1 run                 Cincinnati    8     73    3:54     White 4 run
Maryland          2     77    0:26    Slaton 1 run                 Cincinnati    11    67    4:14     Slaton 1 run
Maryland          8     49    4:12    McAfee 32 field goal         Connecticut    5    65    1:52     White 3 run
East Carolina     6     27     2:17   McAfee 31 field goal         Connecticut    1    14    0:05     Reynaud 14 pass from White
East Carolina     4     69    1:30    Slaton 1 run                 Connecticut    7    21    2:14     McAfee 46 field goal
East Carolina    13     83    5:07    White 13 run                 Connecticut   4     60     1:38    Slaton 31 run
East Carolina    10     72    4:34    Reynaud 12 pass from White   Connecticut   6     66     3:17    White 24 run
East Carolina     8     54     1:47   McAfee 34 field goal         Connecticut   5     76    2:09     Devine 25 run
East Carolina     7     75     3:12   Reynaud 14 pass from White   Connecticut   8     85    2:10     Slaton 3 run
East Carolina    10     87    4:27    White 4 run                  Connecticut    3    58    1:06     Sanders 1 run
East Carolina     8     48    3:43    Collington 4 run             Connecticut   8     61    2:50     Collington 1 run
South Florida    15     62    6:09    McAfee 36 field goal         Pitt          14    74    5:42     Brown 6 run
South Florida    10     62    4:20    McAfee 35 field goal         Pitt          0      0    0:00     Team safety
South Florida    12     85     5:17   Reynaud 9 pass from Brown    Oklahoma      4      1     1:19    McAfee 38 field goal
Syracuse          5     37    1:20    Schmitt 7 run                Oklahoma       11   55     4:11    McAfee 42 field goal
Syracuse         13     77    4:25    White 1 run                  Oklahoma       4    78      1:11   Schmitt 57 run
Syracuse          --     --      --   Dykes 19 INT return          Oklahoma       7    78     2:17    Reynaud 21 pass from White
Syracuse          5     51     1:38   Schmitt 1 run                Oklahoma      6     39    2:48     Devine 17 run
Syracuse          6     41    0:51    McAfee 49 field goal         Oklahoma       3    75     1:23    Reynaud 30 run
Syracuse          6     46    2:29    Reynaud 20 pass from Brown   Oklahoma       1    79     0:11    Gonzales 79 pass
Syracuse         13     83    6:08    McAfee 23 field goal         Oklahoma      2     70    0:53     Devine 65 run
Syracuse          9     84    3:01    Brown 4 run
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WVU 20-yard plays in 2007
79/TD ............................ Tito Gonzales pass from Patrick White (Oklahoma)                                                                     26 ..................................................................................... Slaton kick return (Mississippi State)
76 ....................................................................................................... Noel Devine rush (Maryland)                  26 .................................................................................................................. Devine kick return (USF)
65/TD ............................................................................ Devine rush (Oklahoma)                                               26 ............................................................................................... Reynaud pass from White (USF)
64/TD .................................................................... White rush (Mississippi State)                                               26 ........................................................................................................................ White rush (Marshall)
64 ...................................................................................... Darius Reynaud rush (East Carolina)                           26 .............................................................................................. Devine kickoff return (Maryland)
58/TD ............................................................... Steve Slaton rush (W. Michigan)                                                   26 ................................................................................................ Devine kickoff return (Maryland)
58 .............................................................................. Reynaud pass from White (W. Michigan)                                 25 ................................................................. Mortty Ivy fumble recovery (Mississippi State)
57/TD ................................................................ Owen Schmitt rush (Oklahoma)                                                     25 ............................................................................................................ Brown rush (East Carolina)
56 ........................................................................................................... Jock Sanders rush (UConn)                25 ....................................................................................... Devine kickoff return (East Carolina)
51 .......................................................................................................... Jarrett Brown rush (UConn)                25 .................................................................................................. Devine kickoff return (Marshall)
51 ............................................................................................. Slaton pass from White (Rutgers)                       25/TD ................................................................................... Devine rush (UConn)
51 ................................................................................. Vaughn Rivers punt return (Oklahoma)                               24 .............................................................................................. Devine kickoff return (Cincinnati)
50/TD .................................................................................White rush (Louisville)                                          24 ............................................................................................... Devine kickoff return (Louisville)
50/TD .................................................... Slaton pass from White (W. Michigan)                                                         24 ................................................................................................... White rush (Mississippi State)
50 ....................................................................................................................... White rush (Rutgers)         24 .............................................................................................................. Rivers kickoff return (USF)
49 ............................................................................................. White pass to Reynaud (UConn)\                         24 ............................................................................................. Rivers punt return (East Carolina)
48 ................................................................................................................... Devine kick return (Pitt)        24 ..................................................................................... Reynaud pass from White (Marshall)
48 ..................................................................................................... Antonio Lewis Int return (Pitt)                24 ................................................................................................. Eddie Davis kick return (UConn)
46/TD ..................................................... Reynaud pass from White (Marshall)                                                          24/TD ...................................................................................... White rush (UConn)
44/TD .................................................. Eric Wicks fumble recovery (Louisville)                                                        23 ..................................................................................... Sanders pass from White (Louisville)
44 .................................................................................................................. Schmitt rush (Maryland)           23/TD........................................................ Reynaud pass from White (Marshall)
43 ..................................................................................... Dorrell Jalloh pass from Brown (USF)                           23 .......................................................................................... Sanders punt return (W. Michigan)
42 .................................................................................................................. White rush (Oklahoma)             23 .............................................................................................................. Devine rush (W. Michigan)
41 ................................................................................................ Devine kickoff return (Louisville)                  23 ........................................................................................................................ Devine rush (UConn)
41 ................................................................................... Gonzales pass from Brown (Syracuse)                              23 ................................................................................................... Devine kick return (Oklahoma)
41 ............................................................................................................. Slaton rush (East Carolina)            22 ......................................................................................................................... White rush (Rutgers)
39 ............................................................. Marc Magro rumble recovery (Mississippi State)                                         22 ............................................................................................... Devine kickoff return (Syracuse)
39 .................................................................................................................... Devine rush (Marshall)          22 ..................................................................................................... Ellis Lankster Int Return (USF)
38/TD ............................................................................. White rush (W. Michigan)                                            22/TD ............................................................................. White rush (W. Michigan)
38/TD ................................................................................... Slaton rush (Rutgers)                                         22/TD ................................................................................. White rush (Maryland)
37 ................................................................................................................................ Devine rush (USF)   22/TD ............................................................................... Slaton rush (Maryland)
37 ....................................................................................... Reynaud kickoff return (W. Michigan)                         22 ................................................................................................ Rivers kick return (East Carolina)
36 ........................................................................................................................ Devine rush (UConn)         22 ................................................................................................... Reynaud kick return (Marshall)
35 .................................................................................... Rivers punt return (Mississippi State)                          22 ................................................................................................... Devine kick return (Oklahoma)
35 .................................................................................. Reynaud pass from White (Maryland)                                22 ................................................................................................... Devine kick return (Oklahoma)
35 ............................................................................................................................ White rush (UConn)      21 .................................................................................................................................... White rush (Pitt)
34 ..................................................................................... Devine pass from White (Oklahoma)                              21 ................................................................................. Reynaud kick return (Mississippi State)
33 ................................................................................. Slaton pass from White (East Carolina)                             21 ................................................................................ Wes Lyons pass from Brown (Syracuse)
33 ........................................................................................... Vaughn Rivers kick return (UConn)                        21 ......................................................................................................... Devine kick return (Marshall)
32 ....................................................................................... Slaton pass from White (Cincinnati)                          21 ............................................................................................ Jalloh pass from White (Maryland)
32 .................................................................................... Reynaud pass from White (Louisville)                            21 .................................................................................................................... Slaton rush (Maryland)
32 ............................................................................................. Gonzales pass from Brown (USF)                         21 ..................................................................................................... Slaton kickoff return (Rutgers)
31 .................................................................................................... Vaughn Rivers kick return (Pitt)                21 ................................................................................ Reynaud pass from White (Oklahoma)
31 ......................................................................................... Schmitt pass from White (Syracuse)                         21 ........................................................................................ Noel Devine kick return (Oklahoma)
31 ..................................................................................................................... Devine rush (Maryland)         20 .................................................................................................................... White rush (Oklahoma)
31 .......................................................................................................................... Devine rush (UConn)       20 .................................................................................................................... White rush (Oklahoma)
31/TD ....................................................................................... Slaton rush (UConn)                                       20 ................................................................................................ Reynaud pass from White (Pitt)
30 ............................................................................................................ Brown rush (East Carolina)              20 .................................................................................... Reynaud pass from White (Louisville)
30/TD .......................................................................... Reynaud rush (Oklahoma)                                                20 ................................................................................................... Slaton rush (Mississippi State)
29 ........................................................................................................................... White rush (UConn)       20 .................................................................................... Rivers punt return (Mississippi State)
28 ............................................................................................................................ White rush (UConn)      20 ............................................................................... Lyons pass from Brown (South Florida)
28 .............................................................................................................. Rivers kick return (UConn)            20 ............................................................................... Lyons pass from Brown (South Florida)
28 ............................................................................................... Devine kickoff return (Cincinnati)                   20 ...................................................................................................... Rivers kick return (Oklahoma)
28 ....................................................................................................... Jalloh pass from White (USF)                 20/TD ...................................................... Reynaud pass from White (Syracuse)
28 ............................................................................................ Reynaud kickoff return (Marshall)                       20/TD ........................................................................... Brown rush (W. Michigan)
27 ................................................................................ Reynaud kick return (Mississippi State)                             20 ................................................................................................... Reynaud kick return (Marshall)
27 ....................................................................................................................... White rush (Syracuse)        20/TD .................................................................................... White rush (Marshall)
27 .............................................................................................. Sanders kickoff return (Syracuse)
27 ................................................................................................................................. Brown rush (USF)
26 .............................................................................................................. Rivers kick return (UConn)
26 .......................................................................................... Jalloh pass from White (Cincinnati)
26/TD ................................................................... Slaton rush (Mississippi State)
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2007 Opponent Scoring Drives                                            Opponent 20-yard plays in 2007
Opp             Plays   Yds   Time    Result
                                                                        77 ................................................................................................................. Marshall kick return (MU)
W. Michigan       7     65    2:48    J. Simmons 14 pass from Martin    73 ................................................................................................................. Patrick kick return (OKLA)
W. Michigan      14     74    4:28    Hiller 2 run                      70/TD ......................................................................... Mauk pass to Barnett (Cin)
                                                                        64 ...................................................................................................... Holmes kick return (Syracuse)
W. Michigan       11    65    3:25    J. Simmons 6 pass from Peregrin   61/TD ................................................. Williams pass from Robinson (Syracuse)
W. Michigan       4     -2    1:40    Jones 34 field goal               55/TD .................................................................Mitchell pass from Grothe (USF)
Marshall          4      8    1:54    Binswanger 32 field goal          45 .......................................................................................... Chaney pass from Bradford (OKLA)
                                                                        44/TD ................................................................. Stripling pass from Brohm (UL)
Marshall           1    38     0:11   Passmore 38 pass from Morris      44 ............................................................................................................................. Brown run (UConn)
Marshall         14     61    4:14    Binswanger 26 field goal          42/TD ............................................................................. Morris pass to Slate (MU)
                                                                        42 .................................................................................. Chaney 42 pass from Bradford (OKLA)
Marshall          9     80    3:02    Binswanger 34 field goal          41 ....................................................................................................... Holmes kick return (Syracuse)
Marshall          2     72    0:20    Slate 42 pass from Morris         41 ............................................................................................................... Iglesias kick return (OKLA)
Maryland          11    75    4:22    Lattimore 4 run                   39 ........................................................................................................... Mauk pass to Barnett (Cin)
                                                                        39 .............................................................................................................. Iglesias kick return (OKLA)
Maryland         10     91    4:49    Oquendo 22 pass from Steffy       38/TD ..................................................................... Morris pass to Passmore (MU)
East Carolina    10     67    4:52    Johnson 3 run                     38 ................................................................................................................................ Patrick run (OKLA)
South Florida      -     -       -    Moffitt 26 Int                    35 ........................................................................................................................................ Ford run (USF)
                                                                        35 ........................................................................................................... Mauk pass to Barnett (Cin)
South Florida     3     57     1:31   Mitchell 55 pass from Grothe      33 ............................................................................................................... Morris pass to Wynn (MU)
South Florida    13     74    4:46    Taylor 19 run                     33 ............................................................................................ Steffy pass to Heward-Bey (UMD)
Syracuse         10     45    5:21    Brinkley 1 run                    31 ................................................................................................. Hiller pass to J. Simmons (WMU)
                                                                        31 ....................................................................................................... Mauk pass to Goodman (Cin)
Syracuse          2     65    0:50    Williams 61 pass from Robinson    30 ...................................................................................................................... Guy kickoff return (UL)
Miss. St.         5     29    2:32    Dixon 1 run                       30 ............................................................................................... Riley pass from Carroll (Miss. St.)
                                                                        30 ................................................................................................... Morris pass to Passmore (MU)
Miss. St.        13     58    5:10    Ducre 3 run                       29 .......................................................................................... Lorenzen pass to Kanuch (UConn)
Rutgers           11    45    4:21    Ito 39 field goal                 28 ................................................................................................. Brown pass to Kanuch (UConn)
Louisville        8     75    3:30    Barnidge 16 pass from Brohm       28 ..................................................................................................... Urrutia pass from Brohm (UL)
                                                                        28 ................................................................................................................................ Marshall run (MU)
Louisville        4     59    0:28    Brohm 1 run                       27 ............................................................................................ Lorenzen pass to Jeffers (UConn)
Louisville        8     46    4:06    Bolen 2 run                       26 ........................................................................................................ Bostick Pass to Strong (Pitt)
Louisville        4     67     1:13   Urrutia 12 pass from Brohm        26/TD ................................................................................Moffitt Int Return (USF)
                                                                        26 ......................................................................................................... Morris pass to Lauzon (MU)
Louisville        6     42    2:15    Carmody 37 field goal             26 .............................................................................................................. Iglesias kick return (OKLA)
Cincinnati        4     87    2:03    Barnett 70 pass from Mauk         25 ................................................................................................................... Teel pass to Britt (RUT)
Cincinnati        6     40     1:51   Rogers 42 field goal              24 .............................................................................................................. Taylor kick return (UConn)
                                                                        23 .................................................................................................. Stripling pass from Brohm (UL)
Cincinnati       12     71    3:14    Barnett 13 pass from Mauk         23 .................................................................................................. Douglas pass from Brohm (UL)
Cincinnati        7     24    2:03    Glatthaar 1 run                   23 ................................................................................................. McKinnon kick return (Syracuse)
                                                                        23 ...................................................................................................... John William kick return (ECU)
Connecticut       7     92    3:00    Kanuch 6 pass from Lorenzen       23 ............................................................................................... Hiller pass to J. Simmons (WMU)
Connecticut      10     77    3:24    Brown 2 run                       23 ...................................................................................................... N. Carroll kickoff return (UMD)
Connecticut      13     76    6:18    Davis 2 pass from Brown           23 .......................................................................................... Chaney pass from Bradford (OKLA)
                                                                        22 ............................................................................................ Smith pass from Carroll (Miss. St.)
Pitt              6     41    1:52    Lee 48 field goal                 22 ........................................................................................................... Murphy kickoff return (USF)
Pitt              11    48    5:03    Bostick 1 run                     22/TD ...................................................................Steffy pass to Oquendo (UMD)
Pitt              7     16    3:25    Lee 18 field goal                 21 .......................................................................................................... Skinner kickoff return (UMD)
                                                                        20 .............................................................................................................. Iglesias kick return (OKLA)
Oklahoma          6     54    2:10    Hartley 37 field goal
Oklahoma          5     51     1:33   Hartley 24 field goal
Oklahoma          8     58    3:09    Hartley 42 field goal
Oklahoma          7     80     1:41   Brown 1 run
Oklahoma          5     52    1:50    Chaney 19 pass from Bradford
Oklahoma          5     73    2:34    Iglesias 15 pass from Bradford

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 Career Starts                                                                                                 TB
                                                                                                           S. Slaton 33
 By Position                                                                                               O. Schmitt 10
                                                                                                           N. Devine 1


                             WR                                                                                 FB
                                                                                                           O. Schmitt 7
                        D. Reynaud 31
                        V. Rivers 2                                                                            QB                                                                                     WR
                        B. Hogan 2                                                                                                                                                              T. Gonzalez 14
                                                                                                           P. White 30
                        J. Sanders 2                                                                                                                                                            W. Lyons 2
                                                                                                           A. Bednarik 7
                                                                                                           J. Brown 1
       WR                              TE                        RT                       RG                      C                       LG                        LT
 D Jalloh 21                  M. Villagrana 5              J. Figner 19               J. Figner 6                                  G. Isdaner 25               R. Stanchek 25
                                                                                                            M. Dent 13             R. Stanchek 9
                              O. Schmitt 5                 S. Capers 6                Rodemoyer 6
                                                           S. Maw 1                   D. Hayes 1                                   J. Bradshaw 2


      CB                                                                    DE                             NT                               DT                                                            CB
 L. Williams 21                                                       J. Dingle 17                      K. Dykes 15                     K. Dykes 27                                            A. Lewis 23
 V. Rivers 8                                                          J. Ingram 5                       C. Neild 2                      S. Berry 10                                            G. Dervil 1
                                                                      K. Dykes 2                                                        J. Dingle 2                                            K. Richardson 1
                                                                                                         Mike                           Slavonic 1                           BS
                                                                          Sam                       R. Williams13
                                                                                                                                                                         Q. Andrews 8




                                                                                                                                                                                         50
                                                                      M. Magro 13                   M. Magro 1                            Will                           R. Malik 7
                                                                                                                                        M. Ivy 13                        J. Holmes 6
                                                                      Hathaway 13                                                                                        E. Wicks 4
                                         SS                                                                                                                              C. Pugh 2
                                     E. Wicks 34                                                                           FS
                                     R. Malik 4                                                                        R. Mundy 13
                                                                                                                       Q. Andrews 12

2007 Offense Game-By-Game Starters
Game                WR       WR           WR           WR           TE            TE         RT              RG             C              LG                LT      FB           TB        TB              QB
W. Michigan       Gonzales Reynaud         --         Jalloh         --            --      Figner          Hayes           Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek Schmitt      Slaton       --            White
at Marshall       Gonzales Reynaud         --         Jalloh      Schmitt          --      Figner        Rodemoyer         Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton       --            White
at Maryland          --    Reynaud         --         Jalloh         --      Villagrana    Figner        Rodemoyer         Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton    Schmitt          White
East Carolina     Gonzales  Hogan          --         Jalloh         --            --      Figner        Rodemoyer         Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton    Schmitt          White
at USF            Gonzales  Hogan       Sanders       Jalloh         --            --      Figner        Rodemoyer         Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton       --            White
at Syracuse        Lyons   Reynaud         --         Jalloh         --            --      Figner        Rodemoyer         Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek Schmitt      Slaton       --            White
Mississippi St.   Gonzales Reynaud         --         Jalloh         --            --      Capers        Rodemoyer         Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton    Schmitt          White
at Rutgers        Gonzales Reynaud         --         Jalloh         --            --      Capers          Figner          Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton    Schmitt          White
Louisville        Gonzales Reynaud         --         Jalloh      Schmitt          --      Capers          Figner          Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton       --            White
at Cincinnati     Gonzales Reynaud         --         Jalloh      Schmitt          --      Capers          Figner          Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton       --            White
Connecticut          --    Reynaud      Sanders       Jalloh      Schmitt          --      Capers          Figner          Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton       --            White
Pitt                       Reynaud                    Jalloh      Schmitt                  Capers          Figner          Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek    --        Slaton    Devine           White
Oklahoma          Gonzales Reynaud                    Lyons                                 Maw            Figner          Dent         Isdaner           Stanchek Schmitt      Slaton                     White

2007 Defense Game-By-Game Starters
Game                            DE             NT                 DT          Sam            Mike               Will           CB                  SS             FS              BS            CB
W. Michigan                   Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy        Richardson             Malik          Mundy           Wicks      L. Williams
at Marshall                   Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Malik          Mundy           Wicks      L. Williams
at Maryland                   Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
East Carolina                 Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
at USF                        Dingle          Dykes            Slavonic       Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
at Syracuse                   Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
Mississippi St.               Dingle          Neild             Dykes         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy           Malik      L. Williams
at Rutgers                    Dingle          Neild             Dykes         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Malik          Mundy           Wicks      L. Williams
Louisville                    Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Malik          Mundy           Wicks      L. Williams
at Cincinnati                 Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
Connecticut                   Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
Pitt                          Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
Oklahoma                      Dingle          Dykes             Berry         Magro       R. Williams           Ivy           Lewis               Wicks          Mundy          Andrews     L. Williams
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                                                                     Passing Yards                        Tackles
     Greg Isdaner                                                                  Adam Bednarik ........................ 116 vs. East Carolina ‘05                      Boogie Allen ......................................... 5 vs. Cincinnati ‘06
                                                                                   Jarrett Brown .................................... 244 vs. Rutgers ‘06                Quinton Andrews .......................................... 9 vs. USF ‘06
                                                                                   Markell Harrison .................... 20 vs. E. Washington ‘06                        Scooter Berry ........................................ 6 vs. Louisville ‘07
                                                                                   Pat White ........................................ 222 vs. Louisville ‘06             Mike Bilokonsky ............................... 1 vs. Connecticut ‘07
                                                                                                                                                                         Zac Cooper ..... 1 vs. six teams latest Oklahoma ’07
                                                                                   Receptions                                                                            Guesly Dervil ...................................... 5 vs. Cincinnati ‘06
                                                                                   Maxwell Anderson ................................ 1 vs. Marshall ‘06                  Johnny Dingle ........ 6 vs. 3 teams latest UConn ‘07
                                                                                   Darren Brownlee .................... 2 vs. E. Washington ‘06                          Keilen Dykes ....................... 6 vs. Rutgers ‘04, USF ‘06
                                                                                   Carmen Connelly ...................... 1 vs. E. Washington ‘06                        Andy Emery .................. 2 vs. 6 teams latest MSU ‘07
                                                                                   Eddie Davis ....................................................... 1 vs. WMU ‘07     Sidney Glover ......... 4 vs. 3 teams latest UConn ‘07
                                                                                   Noel Devine ........................................ 2 vs. Oklahoma ‘07               Ovid Goulbourne ......... 2 vs. Maryland ‘06,UConn’07
                                                                                   Tito Gonzales ............ 2 vs. four teams latest UL ‘07                             Trippe Hale ....................................... 5 vs. Connecticut ‘07
                                                                                   Brandon Hogan .......................... 6 vs. East Carolina ‘07                      Bobby Hathaway .................................. 8 vs. Wofford ‘05
                                                                                   Dorrell Jalloh ...................................................... 5 vs. USF ‘07   John Holmes ........................................... 9 vs. Rutgers ‘06
                                                                                   Wes Lyons ............... 3 vs. E. Washington ‘06, USF ‘07                            James Ingram .............................. 4 vs. East Carolina ‘06
                                                                                   Darius Reynaud .................................... 9 vs. Marshall ‘07                Mortty Ivy .......................................... 11 vs. Connecticut ‘07
                                                                                                                                                                         Pat Lazear ....................................... 4 vs. Connecticut ‘07
                                                                                   Vaughn Rivers ..................................... 2 vs. Maryland ‘05                Ellis Lankster ................................... 4 vs. Connecticut ‘07
                                                                                   Jock Sanders ................... 2 vs. USF ‘07, SU ‘07, UL ‘07                        Anthony Leonard ........................................ 5 vs. WMU ‘07
Career Single-Game Bests                                                           Owen Schmitt ............................. 4 vs. East Carolina ‘06                    Antonio Lewis .................................... 8 vs. Maryland ‘06
                                                                                   Steve Slaton ..................................................... 6 vs. Pitt ’06     Marc Magro ........................................................ 17 vs. Pitt ‘07
Rushing Yards                                                                      Nate Sowers ........................................... 1 vs. Syracuse ‘06            Ridwan Malik ................................. 8 vs. Virginia Tech ‘04
Maxwell Anderson ................. 9 vs. E. Washington ’06                         Michael Villagrana ....................... 1 vs. Virginia Tech ‘05                    Thor Merrow ......................... 3 vs. Marshall ‘07, ECU ‘07
Adam Bednarik .................................. 72 vs. Syracuse ‘05                                                                                                     Ryan Mundy ....................................... 11 vs. Oklahoma ‘07
Jarrett Brown ............................ 82 vs. East Carolina ‘07                                                                          Keilen Dykes                Chris Neild .............................. 3 vs. Mississippi State ‘07
Ed Collington .............................. 47 vs. East Carolina ‘07                                                                                                    Charles Pugh ........................................... 7 vs. Marshall ‘06
Eddie Davis ............................. 65 vs. E. Washington ‘06                                                                                                       Kent Richardson ................................... 4 vs. Marshall ‘07
Noel Devine ....................................... 136 vs. Maryland ‘07                                                                                                 Vaughn Rivers .................. 6 vs. Maryland ‘06, ECU ‘06
Markell Harrison ..................... 33 vs. E. Washington ‘06                                                                                                          Archie Sims ....................................................... 3 vs. WMU ‘07
Sam Morrone .......................... 12 vs. E. Washington ‘06                                                                                                          Doug Slavonic .............................. 3 vs. Virginia Tech ‘05
Darius Reynaud ........................................... 67 vs. USF ‘06                                                                                                J.T. Thomas ........................................ 6 vs. Oklahoma ‘07
Jock Sanders ................................ 58 vs. Connecticut ‘07                                                                                                     Eric Turner ........................................................... 1 vs. WMU ‘07
Nate Sowers ........................... 15 vs. E. Washington ‘06                                                                                                         Eric Wicks ...................... 9 vs. Lville ‘05, Cin ‘05, USF ‘06
Owen Schmitt ....................... 109 vs. Georgia Tech ‘06                                                                                                            Larry Williams .......................................... 5 vs. Marshall ’07
Steve Slaton ............................................... 215 vs. Pitt ‘06                                                                                            Reed Williams ....................................... 15 vs. Marshall ‘07
Pat White ........................................... 247 vs. Syracuse ‘06
Rushing Attempts
Maxwell Anderson ................. 2 vs. E. Washington ‘06
Adam Bednarik .................................... 12 vs Syracuse ‘05
Jarrett Brown ......................................... 17 vs. Rutgers ‘06
Ed Collington ............................... 6 vs. Georgia Tech ‘06
Eddie Davis .............................. 15 vs. E. Washington ‘06
Noel Devine ....................................... 13 vs. Oklahoma ‘07
Markell Harrison ....................... 5 vs. E. Washington ‘06
Sam Morrone ............................ 2 vs. E. Washington ‘06
Darius Reynaud ............ 2 vs. 6 teams latest SU ’07
Jock Sanders .............. 3 vs. WMU ‘07, ECU, UConn ‘07                          Receiving Yards
Owen Schmitt ........................... 13 vs. Georgia Tech ‘06                   Maxwell Anderson .............................. 5 vs. Marshall ‘06
Nate Sowers ............................. 2 vs. E. Washington ‘06                  Darren Brownlee .................. 14 vs. E. Washington ‘06
Steve Slaton ................................................... 34 vs. Pitt ‘05   Carmen Connelly ..................... 3 vs. E. Washington ‘06
Pat White ................................................... 27 Cincinnati ‘07    Eddie Davis ..................................................... 2 vs. WMU ‘07
                                                                                   Noel Devine ...................................... 47 vs. Oklahoma ‘07
Completions                                                                        Tito Gonzales .................................. 79 vs. Oklahoma ‘07
Adam Bednarik ................................... 14 vs. Syracuse ‘05              Brandon Hogan ....................... 44 vs. East Carolina ‘07
Jarrett Brown ......................................... 14 vs. Rutgers ‘06         Dorrell Jalloh .......................................... 92 vs. Rutgers ‘06
Markell Harrison ....................... 3 vs. E. Washington ‘06                   Wes Lyons ....................................................... 48 vs. USF ‘07
Pat White ...................................... 18 vs. East Carolina ‘07          Darius Reynaud ................................ 134 vs. Marshall ‘07
Pass Attempts                                                                      Vaughn Rivers ...................................... 22 vs. Wofford ‘05
Adam Bednarik ................................... 21 vs. Syracuse ’05              Jock Sanders ....................................... 32 vs. Louisville ‘07
Jarrett Brown ....................................... 29 vs. Rutgers ‘06           Owen Schmitt ...................... 36 vs. E. Washington ‘06
Markell Harrison ....................... 3 vs. E. Washington ‘06                   Steve Slaton ................................................. 130 vs. Pitt ‘06
Nate Sowers .............................. 1 vs. E. Washington ‘06                 Nate Sowers ......................................... 6 vs. Syracuse ‘06
                                                                                   Michael Villagrana ...................... 2 vs. Virginia Tech ‘05                     2007 Noel Devine Bests
                                                                                                                                                                               Single-Game
Pat White .............................................. 25 vs. Louisville ‘07
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                                                                                          Jock Sanders .............................. 2 vs. USF, SU, MSU, UL                        Charles Pugh ........................................... 4 vs. Connecticut
                                                                                          Owen Schmitt ......................... 2 vs. ECU, USF, MSU, RU                            Kent Richardson ........................................... 4 vs. Marshall
                                                                                          Steve Slaton ..................................... 4 vs. Syracuse, MSU                    Vaughn Rivers .............................................. 3 vs. Cincinnati
                                                                                                                                                                                    Doug Slavonic ..................... 2 vs. WMU, Maryland, ECU
                                                                                          Receiving Yards                                                                           Archie Sims .............................................................. 2 vs. WMU
                                                                                          Eddie Davis ............................................................. 2 vs. WMU       J.T. Thomas ................................................ 6 vs. Oklahoma
                                                                                          Noel Devine .............................................. 47 vs. Oklahoma                Eric Turner ........................................................ 1 vs. WMU, ECU
                                                                                          Tito Gonzales .......................................... 79 vs. Oklahoma                  Eric Wicks ....................................................................... 8 vs. Pitt
                                                                                          Brandon Hogan ............................... 44 vs. East Carolina                        Larry Williams .................................................. 5 vs. Marshall
                                                                                          Dorrell Jalloh ........................................................... 87 vs. USF     Reed Williams ............................................... 15 vs. Marshall
                                                                                          Wes Lyons ............................................................... 48 vs. USF
                                                                                          Darius Reynaud ......................................... 134 vs Marshall                  West Virginia All-Time Bests
                                                                                          Jock Sanders ............................................... 32 vs. Louisville            Rushing Yards ........................... 569 vs. W. & Lee 1923
                                                                                          Owen Schmitt .............................................. 32 vs. Rutgers                Passing Yards ............................ 452 vs. Missouri 1998
                                                                                          Steve Slaton ......................................................... 61 vs. WMU         Total Yards ............. 674 vs Washington & Lee 1923
                                                                                                                                                                                    First Downs .............. 36 vs. Washington & Lee 1923
                                                                                          Tackles                                                                                   Low Rushing Yards Allowed ............. -30 vs. UF 1981
                                                                                          Boogie Allen ........................... 3 vs. Rutgers, Oklahoma                          Low Passing Yards Allowed ................ 0 vs. Pitt 1981
                                                                                          Quinton Andrews ................................................... 8 vs. USF             Low Total Yards Allowed ................ -14 vs. UMD 1919
                                                                                          Scooter Berry ................................................ 6 vs. Louisville           Fewest 1st Downs All. ................ 0 vs. Maryland 1919
                                                                                          Mike Bilokonsky ....................................... 1 vs. Connecticut                 Longest TD run ......................................... 96 vs. N. Ill. ‘86
                                                                                          Zac Cooper ................ 1 vs. 5 teams latest,Oklahoma                                 Longest Non-TD Run .......... 76 vs.W&M ‘62, MD ‘07
                                     Reed Williams                                        Guesly Dervil ......................................... 2 vs. WMU, UConn                  Longest TD Reception ......... 96 vs. Penn State ‘73
                                                                                                                                                                                    Longest Non-TD Reception .......... 84 vs. Miami ‘03
                                                                                                                                                                                    Points (Game) .................................. 92 vs. Marshall 1916
Rushing Yards                                                                                                                                                                       Victory Margin .................................. 89 vs. Geneva 1951
Adam Bednarik ............................................. 7 vs. Syracuse
Jarrett Brown .................................... 82 vs. East Carolina                                                                                                             West Virginia Bests - 2000 Decade
Ed Collington ...................................... 47 vs. East Carolina                                                                                                           Rushing Yards ....................... 536 vs. East Carolina ‘02
Noel Devine ............................................... 136 vs. Maryland                                                                                                        Passing Yards ............................................. 343 vs. Pitt ‘00
Darius Reynaud .............................. 58 vs. East Carolina                                                                                                                  Total Yards ..................................................... 641 vs. Pitt ‘06
Jock Sanders ........................................ 58 vs. Connecticut                                                                                                            Total First Downs ................. 32 vs E. Washington ‘06
Owen Schmitt ........................................ 64 vs. Oklahoma                                                                                                               First Downs Rushing ............ 22 vs. East Carolina ‘02
Steve Slaton .............................................. 146 vs. Marshall                                                                                                        First Downs Passing ....................... 15 vs. Maryland ‘01
Pat White .............................................. 186 vs. Connecticut                                                                                                        Low Rushing Yards All. ............................... -1 vs. Pitt ‘06
                                                                                                                                                                                    Low Passing Yards All. ..................... 27 vs. Rutgers ‘01
Rushing Attempts                                                                                                                                                                    Low Total Yards Allowed ............. 90 vs. Rutgers ‘02
Adam Bednarik ............................................. 2 vs. Syracuse                                                                                                          Fewest First Downs All. .................... 6 vs. Rutgers ‘02
Jarrett Brown .......................................................... 15 vs. USF                                                                                                 Fewest 1st Downs Rushing All. .................... 1, Pitt, ‘’03
Ed Collington ........................................... 8 vs. Connecticut                                                                                                         Fewest 1st Downs Passing All. ....... 1 vs. Rutgers ‘01
Noel Devine ............................................... 13 vs. Oklahoma                                                                                                         Longest TD run ........................ 76 vs. ECU ‘04, USF ‘05
Darius Reynaud ............................... 2 vs. WMU, ECU, SU                                                                                                                   Longest Non-TD Run .................. 76 vs. Maryland ‘07
Jock Sanders .............................. 3 vs. WMU, ECU, UConn                                                                                                                   Longest TD Reception ................... 93 vs. Va. Tech ‘03
Owen Schmitt ............................................... 8 vs. Syracuse                                                                                                         Longest Non-TD Reception ............ 84 vs. Miami ‘03
Steve Slaton .............................................. 26 vs. Maryland                                                                                                         Points (Game) ....................................... 80 vs. Rutgers ‘01
Pat White ..................................................... 27 vs. Cincinnati                                                                                                   Points (Half) ................................ 59 vs. Rutgers ‘01 (First)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Points (Qtr) ........................... 31 vs. Rutgers ‘01 (Second)
Completions                                                                                     Quinton Andrews                                                                     Victory Margin ......................................... 73 vs. Rutgers ‘01
Jarrett Brown ............................................................ 11 vs. USF
Pat White .............................................. 18 vs. East Carolina
Adam Bednarik .............................................. 1 vs. Syracuse
                                                                                          Johnny Dingle ...................... 6 vs. Marshall, UM,UConn
Pass Attempts                                                                             Keilen Dykes ................................................... 5 vs. Marshall
Jarrett Brown ......................................................... 20 vs. USF        Andy Emery ................................................ 2 vs. WMU, MSU
Pat White ...................................................... 25 vs. Louisville        Ovid Goulbourne .................................. 2 vs. Connecticut
Adam Bednarik .............................................. 1 vs. Syracuse               Sidney Glover .............................. 4 vs. WMU, SU, UConn
                                                                                          Trippe Hale ............................................... 5 vs. Connecticut
Passing Yards                                                                             Bobby Hathaway ........................................ 5 vs. Syracuse
Jarrett Brown ....................................................... 149 vs. USF         John Holmes ................................ 7 vs. Mississippi State
Pat White ............................................................. 192 vs. WMU       James Ingram .......................................................... 1 vs. WMU
Adam Bednarik ............................................. 2 vs. Syracuse                Mortty Ivy .................................................. 11 vs. Connecticut
                                                                                          Pat Lazear ................................................ 4 vs. Connecticut
Receptions                                                                                Ellis Lankster ........................................... 4 vs. Connecticut
Eddie Davis ............................................................... 1 vs. WMU     Anthony Leonard ................................................ 5 vs. WMU
Noel Devine ................................................ 2 vs. Oklahoma               Antonio Lewis ......................................... 7 vs. Connecticut
Tito Gonzalez ..................... 2 vs. Mississippi State, UL                           Marc Magro ................................................................ 17 vs. Pitt
Brandon Hogan .................................. 6 vs. East Carolina                      Ridwan Malik ................................ 7 vs. Mississippi State
Dorrell Jalloh .............................................................. 5 vs. USF   Thor Merrow ......................................... 3 vs. Marshall, ECU
Wes Lyons .................................................................. 3 vs. USF    Ryan Mundy ............................................... 11 vs. Oklahoma
                                                                                          Chris Neild ...................................... 3 vs. Mississippi State                      Larry Williams
Darius Reynaud ............................................ 9 vs. Marshall
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CCareer 200-Yard Rushing Games                                                     Career Extra Points Made                                                              BIG EAST Career QB Rushing
1. Steve Slaton, 2005-07 .................................... 3                    1.    Pat McAfee, 2005-07................................... 174                      1.    Patrick White, WVU, 2005-07............... 3,506
   Patrick White, 2005-07................................... 3                     2.    Jay Taylor, 1996-99 ..................................................... 151   2.    Rasheed Marshall, WVU, 2001-04 ............. 2,040
   Amos Zereoue, 1996-98 ............................................. 3           3.    Charlie Baumann, 1985-88 .................................... 135               3.    Donovan McNabb, SU, 1995-98 ...................... 1,561
4. Avon Cobourne, 2000-03 .......................................... 2             4.    Paul Woodside, 1981-84 .......................................... 101           4.    Walter Washington, Temple, 2003-04 ..... 1,468
5. Nine different players ................................................... 1    5.    Frank Nester, 1971-73 .................................................. 95     5.    Michael Vick, Virginia Tech, 1999-00 ............. 1,197
                                                                                   6.    Brad Cooper, 2003-04 .............................................. 89
Career 100-Yard Rushing Games                                                      7.    Bill McKenzie, 1974-77 ................................................. 77     BIG EAST Single Game QB Rushing
1. Avon Cobourne, 2000-03 ....................................... 28               8.    Steve Sinclair, 1978-80 ............................................. 64        1.    Patrick White, WVU vs. Syracuse, 2006 247
2. Amos Zeroue, 1996-98 .............................................. 21          9.    Todd Sauerbrun, 1991-94 ........................................ 63             2.    Patrick White, WVU vs. Pitt, 2005 ........... 220
   Steve Slaton, 2005-07 .................................. 21                           Chuck Kinder, 1963-66 ................................................ 61       3.    Patrick White, WVU vs. Pitt, 2006 ........... 220
4. Patrick White, 2005-07................................. 15                            Bryan Baumann, 1994-96 ........................................ 61              4.    Michael Vick, Va. Tech vs. BC, 2000 ................ 210
5. Arthur Owens, 1972-75 ............................................... 13                                                                                              5.    Patrick White, WVU vs. UConn, 2007 .... 186
6. Robert Alexander, 1977-80 ....................................... 11            Career Extra Points Attempted
   Robert Walker, 1992-95 ............................................... 11       1.    Pat McAfee, 2005-07 ................................. 176                       WVU Single Game Rushing
8. Quincy Wilson, 1999-2003 ........................................ 10            2.    Jay Taylor/1996-99 .................................................... 155     1.  Kay-Jay Harris vs. E. Carolina, 2004 ................ 337
9. Anthony Brown, 1987-88 ............................................ 9           3.    Charlie Baumann/1985-88 ..................................... 138               2.  Kerry Marbury, vs. Templ, 1971 ............................ 291
   Rboert Gresham, 1969-70 ......................................... 9             4.    Paul Woodside/1981-84 .......................................... 103            3.  Avon Cobourne, vs. E. Carolina, 2002 .......... 260
   Adrian Murrell, 1990-92 ................................................ 9      5.    Frank Nester/1971-73 ................................................. 101      4.  Patrick White vs. Syracuse, 2006 ........... 247
                                                                                   6.    Brad Cooper/2003-04 .............................................. 92           5.  Amos Zereoue vs. Notre Dame, 1997 .......... 234
Career QB Rushing Yards                                                            7.    Bill McKenzie/1974-77 .................................................. 81     6.  Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers, 1998 .................... 228
1.    Patrick White/2005-07 ................ 493/3,506                             8.    Steve Sinclair/1978-80 .............................................. 68        7.  Patrick White vs. Pitt, 2005 ..................... 220
2.    Major Harris/1987-89 .................................... 432/2,161          9.    Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94 ......................................... 68                 Patrick White vs. Pitt, 2006 ..................... 220
3.    Rasheed Marshall/2001-02 ................. 491/2,040                         10.   Chuck Kinder/1963-66 ................................................ 66        9. Steve Slaton vs. Pitt, 2006 ........................ 215
4.    Fred Wyant/1952-55 ....................................... 303/793                                                                                                 10. Andrew Wood vs. BC, 1971...................................... 214
5.    Darren Studstill/1990-93 .............................. 185/610              Career Kick Scoring
6.    Oliver Luck/1978-81 ............................................ 367/517     1.    Paul Woodside/1981-84 .......................................... 323            WVU Career Rushing Yards
7.    Richard Longfellow/1957-58 ......................... 149/411                 2.    Jay Taylor/1996-99 .................................................... 310     1. Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 ................... 1,050/5,164
8.    Danny Williams/1958-60 ................................. 90/316              3.    Pat McAfee/2005-07 ................................ 297                         2. Amos Zereoue/1996-98 ............................ 786/4,086
9.    Jake Kelchner/1992-93 .................................. 129/275             4.    Charlie Baumann/1985-88 .................................... 291                3. Steve Slaton, 2005-07 ................... 664/3,923
10.   Jerry Yost/1962-63 .............................................. 111/238    5.    Frank Nester/1971-73 ................................................ 170       4. Patrick White/2005-07 .................. 493/3,506
                                                                                   6.    Bill McKenzie/1974-77 ............................................... 152       5. Arthur Owens/1972-75 ................................ 416/2,648
Single Season QB Rushing Yards                                                     7.    Brad Cooper/2003-04 ............................................ 149            6. Robert Walker/1992-95 ............................. 529/2,620
1.    Patrick White/2007 .......................... 197/1,335                      8.    Steve Sinclair/1978-80 ............................................. 136        7. Quincy Wilson/1999-2003 ........................ 474/2,608
2.    Patrick White/2006.......................... 165/1,219                       9.    Bryan Baumann/1994-96 ...................................... 130                8. Robert Alexander/1977-80 ....................... 491/2,456
3.    Patrick White/2005............................. 131/952                      10.   Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94 ......................................... 114            9. Undra Johnson/1985-88 .............................. 442/2,211
4.    Major Harris/1989 ............................................. 155/936                                                                                            10. Robert Gresham/1968-70 ........................... 417/2,181
5.    Rasheed Marshall/2004 .............................. 169/861                 Career Rushing Attempts                                                               11. Garrett Ford Sr./1965-67 ............................. 453/2,166
6.    Rasheed Marshall/2002 .............................. 173/666                 1.    Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 ............................ 1,050                      12. Major Harris/1987-89 ..................................... 432/2,161
7.    Major Harris/1987 ................................................ 143/615   2.    Amos Zereoue/1996-98 ........................................ 786               13. Adrian Murrell/1990-92 ............................. 430/2,097
8.    Major Harris/1988 .............................................. 134/610     3.    Steve Slaton/2005-07 ............................. 664
9.    Oliver Luck/1979 ............................................... 204/407     4.    Robert Walker/1992-95 .......................................... 529
10.   Darren Studstill/1991 ........................................ 88/307        5.    Robert Alexander/1992-95 .................................. 529




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WVU Career Rushing TDs                                                           5.   Major Harris/1987-89 ............................................... .553   300-YD Total Offense Games
1. Steve Slaton/2005-07 ................................ 50                      6.   Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ............................... .545               1. 424 ... Patrick White .... Pitt .................. 2006
2. Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19 ......................................... 42       7.   Brad Lewis/1998-2001 ........................................... .544           424 .... Marc Bulger ........... Missouri ................. 1998
   Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 .................................... 42               8.   Darren Studstill/1990-93 ...................................... .529        3. 407 .... Mike Sherwood .. Pitt ........................... 1968
4. Amos Zereoue/1996-98 ........................................... 40           9.   Kevin White/1981-84 ................................................ .528   4. 394 .... Marc Bulger ........... Pitt ........................... 1998
5. Patrick White/2005-07................................ 39                                                                                                       5. 372 ..... Major Harris ........... BC .............................. 1988
6. Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ................................... 24               Rushing Yards - Three Consec. Gms.                                               6. 370 .... Chad Johnston ... Pitt ........................... 1994
7. Kerry Marbury/1971-72 ................................................. 22    1. Avon Cobourne vs.                                                             7. 354 .... Oliver Luck .............. Syracuse ................ 1981
8. Undra Johnson/1985-88 ............................................ 21            UC (193), ECU (260), UMD (123), 2002 ................. 576                    8. 352 .... Chad Johnston ... Purdue ................... 1995
9. Fred Wyant/1952-55 ................................................... 20     2. Amos Zeroue vs.                                                               9. 351 ...... Marc Bulger ........... Miami ...................... 1999
   Quincy Wilson/1999-2003 ....................................... 20               VT (148), SU (189), RU (228), 1998 ......................... 565              10. 347 ... Patrick White .... Louisville ...... 2006
                                                                                 3. Amos Zereoue vs.
Career Scoring (Non-Kickers)                                                        SU (189), RU (228), BC (143), 1998 ........................ 560
                                                                                                                                                                  Career RB Receiving Yards
1.   Steve Slaton, 2005-07 .............................. 330                    4. Avon Cobourne vs.
2.   Ira Errett Rodgers, 1915-19 ....................................... 313        UW (79), UC (193), ECU (260), 2002 ...................... 532                 1.    Jim Braxton/1968-70 ...................................... 54/906
3.   Amos Zereoue, 1996-98 ........................................ 252          5. Robert Walker vs.                                                             2.    Steve Slaton/2005-07 ..................... 65/805
4.   Avon Cobourne, 1999-02 ...................................... 252              UL (161), UP (163), SU (198), 1993 ............................. 522          3.    Tom Gray/1982-84 ............................................ 73/622
5.   Patrick White, 2005-07 ............................. 234                    6. Kerry Marbury vs.                                                             4.    Robert Alexander/1977-80 ............................. 61/551
6.   Jim Braxton, 1968-70 .............................................. 206        W&M (144), ECU (75), Temple (291), 1971 ............. 521                     5.    Mickey Walczak/178-82 ................................... 69/469
7.   Kerry Marbury, 1971-72 .............................................. 144   7. Avon Cobourne vs.                                                             6.    Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 ........................ 59/459
     Danny Buggs, 1972-74 ............................................. 144         ECU (260), UM (123), RU (133), 2002 ...................... 516                7.    Amos Zereoue/1996-98 ................................. 55/374
     Cedric Thomas, 1976-80 ......................................... 144        8. Steve Slaton vs.                                                              8.    Adrian Murrell/1991-92 ..................................... 32/344
     Rasheed Marshall, 2001-04 ................................ 144                 UGA (204), MU (203), EWU (105), 2006 ..... 512                                9.    Bob Gresham/1968-70 .................................. 30/340
                                                                                 9. Patrick White vs.                                                             10.   Rodney Woodard/1991-93 ............................ 45/340
Rushing Yards - Two Consec. Gms.                                                    UC (111), UP (220), USF (177), 2005 ....................... 508
1. A. Cobourne vs. UC (193), ECU (260), 2002 ...... 453                          10. Steve Slaton vs.                                                             Career Total Offense
2. A. Zeroue vs. SU (189), RU (228), 1998 ................ 417                      MU (203), EWU (105), UMD (195), 2006 .... 503                                 1. Marc Bulger/ 1996-99................................ 1,100/7,827
3. S. Slaton vs. UGA (204), MU (203) ............. 407                                                                                                            2. Patrick White/2005-07.................. 1,002/7,713
4. P. White vs. UP (220), USF (129), 2005 ............. 397                      Longest Kickoff Return for TD                                                    3. Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ................ 1,286/7,598
5. A. Zeroue vs. UND (234), UP (151), 1997 ............. 385                     1. Kerry Marbury vs. Penn State, 1972 .............. 100                         4. Major Harris/1987-89 ................................. 1,018/7,344
6. A Cobourne vs. ECU (260), Md. (123), 2002 ...... 183                              Nate Terry vs. East Carolina, 1997 .................. 100                    5. Oliver Luck/1978-81..................................... 1,278/6,282
7. A. Zereoue vs. MU (174), ECU (199), 1997 ............ 373                         Nate Terry vs. Temple, 1997 ............................... 100              6. Chad Johnston/1993-96......................... 1,041/5,664
8. A. Zereoue vs. RU (228), BC (143), 1998 ............... 371                       Shawn Terry vs. Syracuse, 2000 .................... 100                      7. Avon Cobourne/1999-2002................. 1,050/5,164
9. K. Marbury vs. ECU (76), Temple (291), 1971 ...... 367                            Shawn Terry vs. Maryland, 2001 ..................... 100                     8. Dan Kendra/1974-77................................... 868/4,752
10. R. Walker vs. UP (163), SU (198), 1993 .................. 361                6. Shawn Terry vs. Mississippi, 2000 ................... 99                      9. Mike Sherwood/1968-70 .......................... 797/4,475
                                                                                 7. Darius Reynaud vs. Maryland, 2006 ..... 96
Career Completion Percentage                                                     8. Arthur Owens vs. Penn State, 1973 ................. 95                        10.Jeff Hostetler/1982-83.................................. 751/4,393
(min. 100 att.)                                                                  9. Eugene Napoleon vs. Maryland, 1987 ............ 94
1.   Patrick White, 2005-07 ........................... .667                     10. Willie Drewery vs. Syracuse, 1984 ........................ 93                Career TD Passes
2.   Marc Bulger/1996-99 ................................................ .616                                                                                    1.    Marc Bulger/1996-99 .................................................. 59
3.   Jake Kelchner/1992-93 ............................................ .601                                                                                      2.    Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ................................... 45
4.   Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ...................................... .574                                                                                            3.    Oliver Luck/1978-81 ....................................................... 43
                                                                                                                                                                  4.    Chad Johnston/1993-96 ........................................... 43
                                                                                                                                                                  5.    Major Harris/1987-89 ................................................... 41
                                                                                                                                                                  6.    Patrick White/2005-07 ................................ 35
                                                                                                                                                                  7.    Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ......................................... 34
                                                                                                                                                                  8.    Dan Kendra/1974-77 ..................................................... 31
                                                                                                                                                                  9.    Bernie Galiffa/1970-72 ............................................... 28
                                                                                                                                                                        Brad Lewis/1998-2001 ............................................... 28
                                                                                                                                                                  Career All-Purpose
                                                                                                                                                                  1.    Avon Cobourne/1999-2002 ............................ 5,623
                                                                                                                                                                  2.    Steve Slaton/2005-07 .......................... 4,775
                                                                                                                                                                  3.    Amos Zereoue/1996-98 .................................... 4,628
                                                                                                                                                                  4.    Arthur Owens/1972-75 ......................................... 3,971
                                                                                                                                                                  5.    Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96 ....................... 3,850
                                                                                                                                                                  6.    Robert Alexander/1977-80 ............................... 3,575
                                                                                                                                                                  7.    Willie Drewery/1981-84 ........................................ 3,508
                                                                                                                                                                  8.    Patrick White/2005-07 ......................... 3,506
                                                                                                                                                                  9.    Robert Gresham/1968-70 ................................ 3,222
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Career Passing Efficiency                                                       Career Kickoff Return Yardage
1. Patrick White/2005-07...................... 150.08                           1.    Shawn Terry/1999-2001 .............................. 63/1,747
2. Jake Kelchner/1992-93 ..................................... 148.42           2.    Adam Jones/2002-04 ................................ 59/1,475
3. Major Harris/1987-89 ........................................... 143.31      3.    Willie Drewery/1981-84.................................. 54/1,329
4. Marc Bulger/1996-99 ......................................... 140.93
5. Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ................................... 131.61             4.    Nate Terry/1997-99......................................... 51/1,285
6. Allen McCune/1964-65 ...................................... 129.88           5.    Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96.................... 51/1,163
7. Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ........................ 124.90                     6.    Darius Reynaud/2005-07............... 42/1,126
8. Chad Johnston/1993-96................................. 120.86                7.    Arthur Owens/1972-75 .................................. 48/1,122
9. Darren Studstill/1990-93 ................................ 120.47             8.    James Jett/1989-92 .................................... 50/1,086
10. Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 ..................................... 120.09         9.    Fulton Walker/1977-80 ................................. 51/1,066
                                                                                10.   Mike Logan/1993-96 ......................................... 37/869
Interception Avoidance
(min. 100 att.)
1. Jeff Hostetler/1982-83 ....................................... .0279
2. Kevin White/1981-84 ........................................... .0296
3. Jake Kelchner/1992-93 ...................................... .0307
4. Patrick White/2005-07.......................... .0314
5. Marc Bulger/1996-99 ........................................... .0332
6. Chad Johnston/1993-96 .................................... .0334
7. Brad Lewis/1998-2001 ...................................... .0364
8. Greg Jones/1988-90 .......................................... .0365
9. Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ........................... .0372
10. Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ................................. .0436                                                                                                               Owen Schmitt
Punt Return Avg. (min. 25 att.)                                                                                                                                      TD Responsible For
1. Jack Stone/1952-53 ................................................. 17.8                                                                                         1.    Patrick White/2005-07............................... 74
2. John Mallory/1965-67 .............................................. 14.9                                                                                          2.    Rasheed Marshall/2001-04 ................................. 69
3. Fulton Walker/1977-80 ............................................ 11.6                                                                                           3.    Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19 ....................................... 66
4. Vaughn Rivers/2004-07 .......................... 11.5                                                                                                             4.    Major Harris/1987-89 ................................................. 59
5. Mike Logan/1993-96 .................................................. 11.3                              Vaughn Rivers                                                   Marc Bulger/1996-99 ................................................. 59
6. Adam Jones/2002-04 ......................................... 10.9                                                                                                 6.    Oliver Luck/1978-81...................................................... 54
7. Nate Terry/1997-99 ................................................. 10.8                                                                                         7.    Steve Slaton/2005-07 ................................ 53
8. Richie Martha/1965-67 ........................................... 10.7                                                                                            8.    Mike Sherwood/1968-70 ........................................ 46
9. Willie Drewery/1981-84............................................ 10.3                                                                                           9.    Chad Johnston/1993-96.......................................... 44
10. Lance Frazier/2000-03 ......................................... 10.3        Kickoff Return Avg. (min. 25 att.)                                                   10.   Amos Zereoue/1996-98 .......................................... 42
                                                                                1. Shawn Terry/1999-2001 ...................................... 27.7                       Avon Cobourne/1999-2002.................................. 42
                                                                                2. Darius Reynaud/2005-07..................... 26.8
                                                 Antonio Lewis                  3. Robert Gresham/1968-70.................................. 25.6                     Career TD Receptions
                                                                                4. Nate Terry/1997-99................................................ 25.2           1. Cedric Thomas/1972-74 ............................................ 23
                                                                                5. Kerry Marbury/1971-72............................................. 25.1           2. Chris Henry/2003-04 ................................................ 22
                                                                                6. Adam Jones/2002-04 ........................................ 25.0                  3. Khori Ivy/1997-2000.................................................... 19
                                                                                                                                                                         Darius Reynaud/2005-07.......................... 19
                                                                                7. Willie Drewery/1981-84.......................................... 24.4             5. Reggie Rembert/1988-89 ........................................ 18
                                                                                8. Mike Logan/1993-96 ............................................... 23.5               David Saunders/1995-98 ......................................... 18
                                                                                9. Arthur Owens/1972-75 .......................................... 23.4              7. Rich Hollins/1981-83 ....................................................... 16
                                                                                10. Vaughn Rivers/2004-07 ......................... 23.3                                 Shawn Foreman/1995-98........................................ 16
                                                                                                                                                                         Danny Buggs/1972-74 ................................................ 15
                                                                                WVU Single Season Pass Eff.                                                          10. Brandon Myles/2004-06 ......................................... 13
                                                                                (min. 50 att.)                                                                       Season TD Receptions
                                                                                1.    Jake Kelchner/1993 .............................................. 164.01       1. Chris Henry/2004.......................................................... 12
                                                                                2.    Patrick White/2006 ............................... 159.73                         Darius Reynaud/2007 ................................. 12
                                                                                3.    Major Harris/1988 ................................................... 159.17   3. Reggie Rembert/1989................................................. 11
                                                                                4.    Marc Bulger/1998................................................... 157.35     4. Cedric Thomas/1980 .................................................. 10
                                                                                5.    Patrick White/2007 .................................151.40                        Chris Henry/2003 ......................................................... 10
                                                                                6.    Darren Studstill/1993 ......................................... 149.69         6. Jim Braxton/1970 ........................................................... 8
                                                                                                                                                                        Danny Buggs/1972 ........................................................ 8
                                                                                7.    Mike Sherwood/1970.......................................... 145.43               Cedric Thomas/1977 ...................................................... 8
                                                                                8.    Adam Bednarik/2005 .......................... 145.20                              Shawn Foreman/1998 ................................................ 8
                                                                                9.    Rasheed Marshall/2004 .................................. 143.44                   David Saunders/1998 .................................................. 8
                                                                                10.   Major Harris/1989 ................................................. 142.44        Brandon Myles/2006 .................................................. 8
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Career BIG EAST TD Responsible For                                          BIG EAST Career Rushing TDs                                                               BIG EAST Career PAT Attempted
                                                                            1.    Lee Suggs, Virginia Tech (1999-02) .................. 53                            1. Nate Trout, Syracuse (1996-99) ................................. 195
1.    Donovan McNabb, Syracuse (1995-98) .......... 96                      2.    Steve Slaton, WVU (2005-07) .................. 50                                       Carter Warley, Virginia Tech (2000-03) ................ 195
2.    Ken Dorsey, Miami (1999-02) ............................... 88        3.    Ray Rice, Rutgers (2005-07) ................................. 49                    3. Todd Sievers, Miami (1998, 2000-02) ..................... 185
3.    Tyler Palko, Pitt (2002-06) .................................... 78   4.    Walter Reyes, Syracuse (2001-04) .................... 45                            4. Art Carmody, Louisville (2005-07) ............................. 173
4.    Rod Rutherford, Pitt (2000-03) .......................... 74          5.    Avon Cobourne, WVU (1999-02) .......................... 42                          5. Andy Crosland, Miami (1996-99) ................................. 170
      Patrick White, WVU (2005-07) ................. 74                     6.    Patrick White, WVU (2005-07) .................. 39                                      Pat McAfee, WVU (2005-07) ......................... 176
                                                                            7.    Amos Zereoue, WVU (2005-07) ......................... 38
6.    Rasheed Marshall, WVU (2000-04) ................ 69                   8.    Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech (2001-03) ............... 35                             7. Shayne Graham, Virginia Tech (1996-99) ......... 169
7.    Henry Burris, Temple (1993-96) ............................. 61       9.    William Green, Boston College (1999-01) ......... 33                                8. Dane Prewitt, Miami (1992-95) .................................... 157
      Glenn Foley, Boston College (1991-93) .............. 61               10.   Brian Leonard, Rutgers (2003-06) .................... 32                            9. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (1991-94) .................. 147
8.    Ray Lucas, Rutgers (1992-95) .............................. 58              Edgerrin James, Miami (1996-98) ........................ 32                         10. Jay Taylor, WVU (1996-99) ............................................ 146
9.    Maurice DeShazo, Virginia Tech (1991-94) .... 56                            Omari Walker, BC (1994-97) ..................................... 32
10.   Marc Bulger, WVU (1996-99) .................................. 55                                                                                                BIG EAST Career PAT Made
                                                                            BIG EAST Career Touchdowns                                                                1.     Carter Warley, Virginia Tech (2000-03) ................ 190
                                                                            1.  Lee Suggs, Virginia Tech (1999-02) .................. 56                              2.     Nate Trout, Syracuse (1996-99) .................................. 187
BIG EAST Single Season Rushing                                              2.  Steve Slaton, WVU (2005-07) .................. 55                                     3.     Todd Sievers, Miami (1998, 2000-02) ...................... 174
1.    Ray Rice, Rutgers (2007) ................................... 2,012    3.  Ray Rice, Rutgers (2005-07) ................................ 50                       4.     Pat McAfee, WVU (2005-07) ......................... 174
                                                                            4.  Walter Reyes, Syracuse (2001-04) .................... 46                              5.     Art Carmody, Louisville (2005-07) ............................. 172
2.    Ray Rice, Rutgers (2006) ................................... 1,794    5.  Brian Leonard, Rutgers (2003-06) .................... 45
                                                                            6.  Avon Cobourne, WVU (1999-02) .......................... 42                            6.     Shayne Graham, Virginia Tech (1996-99) .......... 167
3.    Willis McGahee, Miami (2002) ......................... 1,753                                                                                                    7.     Andy Crosland, Miami (1996-99) ................................. 157
4.    Steve Slaton, WVU (2006) ...................... 1,744                 7.  William Green, BC (1999-01) ..................................... 39
                                                                                Amos Zereoue, WVU (1996-98) ............................ 39                           8.     Dane Prewitt, Miami (1992-95) .................................... 149
5.    Mike Cloud, Boston College (1998) ................ 1,726              9. Patrick White (2005-07) ............................. 39                               9.     Jay Taylor, WVU (1996-99) ............................................ 142
6.    Derrick Knight, Boston College (2003) ........ 1,721                  10. Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech (2001-03) ............... 35                               10.    Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (1991-94) .................. 137
7.    Avon Cobourne, WVU (2002) ............................ 1,710              Edgerrin James, Miami (1996-98) ........................ 35
8.    Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech (2003) ................ 1,647              BIG EAST Single Game Completion % (min. 10 att.)
9.    William Green, Boston College (2001) ....... 1,559                    1.     Michael Vick, Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers/1999 ................................................................................................... 91.7% (11-12)
                                                                            2.     Bryan Randall, Virginia Tech vs. Texas A&M/2002 ................................................................................. 90.9% (10-11)
10.   Amos Zereoue, WVU (1997) .............................. 1,505                Troy Nunes, Syracuse vs. BYU/2000 ................................................................................................................ 90.9% (10-11)
                                                                                   Ray Lucas, Rutgers vs. Colgate/1993 ................................................................................................................ 90.9% (10-11)
BIG EAST Career Rushing                                                     5.     Patrick White, WVU vs. East Carolina/2007 .................................................................. 90.0% (18-20)
                                                                                   Adam Bednarik, WVU vs. Rutgers/2005 ........................................................................ 90.0% (9-10)
1.    Avon Cobourne, WVU (1999-2002) ............. 5,039                    7.     Tyler Palko, Pitt vs. Citadel/2006 ....................................................................................................................... 88.2% (15-17)
2.    Ray Rice, Rutgers (2005-07) .......................... 4,926          8.     Devin Scott, Temple vs. Rutgers/2000 ......................................................................................................... 87.5% (14-16)
3.    Steve Slaton, WVU (2005-07) .............. 3,923                      9.     Ryan Hart, Rutgers vs. Navy/2005 ................................................................................................................... 85.7% (18-21)
                                                                            10.    Kevin Mason, Syracuse vs. Temple/1994 ..................................................................................................... 85.0% (17-20)
4.    Amos Zereoue, WVU (1996-98) ..................... 3,907
5.    Derrick Knight, BC (2000-03) .......................... 3,725
6.    Mike Cloud, BC (1995-98) .................................... 3,587
7.    Patrick White, WVU (2005-07) ............ 3,506
8.    Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech (2001-03) ......... 3,475
9.    Walter Reyes, Syracuse (2001-04) ............. 3,424
10.   Tanardo Sharps, Temple (1999-02) .......... 3,269

BIG EAST Career 100-Yard Games
1. Avon Cobourne, WVU (1999-02) .......................... 28
2. Ray Rice, Rutgers (2005-07) ................................. 23
3. Amos Zereoue, WVU (1996-98) ............................. 21
    Steve Slaton, WVU (2005-07) .................... 21
5. Mike Cloud, Boston College (1995-98) .............. 19
6.. Derrick Knight, Boston College (2000-03) .... 18
7. Tanardo Sharps, Temple (1999-2001) ............. 15
    Clinton Portis, Miami (1999-2001) ........................ 15
                             Steve Slaton
    Patrick White, WVU (2005-07) ................... 15



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Game 1: The Western Michigan Game
No. 3 West Virginia 62, Western Michigan 24 • Sept. 1, 2007 • Morgantown, W.Va.
   West Virginia opened the 2007 season with            For the Broncos, Hiller passed for 160 yards,
a convincing 62-24 victory over Western Michi-       while Simmons led all receivers with 14 catches
gan.                                                 for 144 yards and two scores. Austin Pritchard
   Behind 289 yards of total offense from quar-      and Anthony Gebhart led the WMU defense with
terback Patrick White and 170 yards of total of-     21 combined tackles.
fense from tailback Steve Slaton, the Mountain-         Final totals showed West Virginia with 316
eers scored their most points in a season opener     yards rushing and 226 yards passing for 542
since 1988 and the two combined for eight            yards of total offense. The Western Michigan
touchdowns.                                          ground game was stuffed all day by the Moun-
   West Virginia started the scoring at the 9:35     taineer defense and only totaled 32 rushing
mark of the first quarter when White connected       yards, but the Broncos did manage 245 passing
with receiver Dorrell Jalloh for a 19-yard touch-    to finish with 277 yards of total offense.
down. The Broncos got on the board later in             With the win, the Mountaineers improved to
the quarter on a 14-yard touchdown pass but          23-3 in their last 26 games, and it marked the
still trailed 7-6 when the conversion failed.        sixth time under Rich Rodriguez that WVU has
   The Mountaineers extended their lead to 14-       scored 50 or more points in a game.
6 on the next possession when White hooked              The victory also gave the Mountaineers an
up with Slaton on a 50-yard scoring toss to end      eight-game non-conference winning streak, and
the first quarter scoring.                           a 17-4 non-conference slate in the month of                                               Steve Slaton rushed for 109 yards and three
   White’s 38-yard touchdown run followed by a       September under Rodriguez. The seventh-year                                                 touchdowns and caught two passes for
one-yard plunge from Slaton extended WVU”s           head coach improved his overall nonconferene                                                61 yards and scored another touchdown
advantage to 28-6, before the Broncos closed         mark to 22-12, and WVU now stands at 2-0 in                                                    to account for four scores against
the gap to 28-14 at intermission after quarter-      the short series against Western Michigan.                                                             Western Michigan.
back Tim Hiller’s two-yard score and a successful
two-point conversion.                                 Scoring and Statistical Summary
   Slaton broke loose in the third quarter for a                                                               1                      2                       3                      4                       F
58-yard scoring run at the 9:54 mark, before          Western Michigan .................................. 6 ..................... 8 ...................... 7 ....................... 3 .................... 24
linebacker Reed Williams intercepted a Hiller pass    West Virginia ......................................... 14 ................... 14 .................... 21 ..................... 13 ................... 62
deep in Bronco territory to set up White’s 22-        1st             WVU - Dorrell Jalloh 19 pass from Patrick White (Pat McAfee kick)
yard scamper on the next play, giving WVU a                           WMU - Jamarko Simmons 14 pass from Herb Martin (Mike Jones kick failed)
commanding 42-14 advantage.                                           WVU - Stave Slaton 50 pass from White (McAfee kick)
                                                      2nd             WVU - White 38 rush (McAfee kick)
   The Broncos put together an 11-play, 65-yard                       WVU - Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
drive capped off by a six-yard TD pass to Jamarko                     WMU - Tim Hill 2 rush (Branden Ledbetter pass from Hiller for conversion)
Simmons to pull within 42-21, but Slaton closed       3rd             WVU - Slaton 58 rush (McAfee kick)
out third-quarter scoring with a one-yard plunge,                     WVU - White 22 rush (McAfee kick)
                                                                      WMU - Simmons 6 pass from Thomas Peregrin (Jones kick)
giving West Virginia a 49-21 lead heading into                        WVU - Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
the fourth quarter.                                   4th             WVU - Jarrett Brown 20 rush (McAfee kick)
   Backup quarterback Jarrett Brown conducted                         WMU - Jones 34 FG
a 12-play, 66-yard drive in the fourth quarter                        WVU - Noel Devine 8 rush (McAfee kick failed)
and finished it with a 20-yard scoring run for a                                                                                      WMU                   WVU
56-21 Mountaineer lead. After a 34-yard WMU           First Downs ................................................................... 18 .................... 25
field goal at the 4:26 mark, West Virginia closed     Rushes/Yards ............................................................. 32/32 .............. 45/316
                                                      Passing Yardage .......................................................... 245 .................. 226
out the scoring when true freshman Noel Di-           Passes ...................................................................... 26/43/2 ............ 13/22/0
vine scored his first collegiate touchdown on an      Punts ....................................................................... 7/355/50.7 ......... 1/6/6.0
eight-yard run.                                       Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 3/1 .................... 3/2
   White completed 10-of-18 passes for 192 yards      Return Yardage ............................................................... 0 ..................... 73
                                                      Penalties/Yards .......................................................... 15/117 ................ 6/34
and two TDs, while rushing for 97 yards and           Time of Possession ................................................... 32:31 ............... 27:29
two more scores. Slaton totaled 109 yards rush-
ing and three scores to lead the ground attack,       WVU RUSHING: Slaton 16-109; White 9-97; WVU PASSING: White 10-18-0-192; WVU RECEIVING: Reynaud
                                                      5-92; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Ivy 10 (1/1); Magro 9 (1/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Williams, Lewis.
while also hauling in one TD reception. Receiver
Darius Reynaud caught five passes for 92 yards,       WMU RUSHING: Thompson 8-23; WMU PASSING: Hiller 16-25-2-160; WMU RECEIVING: Simmons 14-144;
while linebackers Mortty Ivy and Marc Magro           WMU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Pritchard 11; Gebhart 10; WMU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
paced the defense with 19 combined tackles.           Attendance - 60,563


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Game 2: The Marshall Game - “Coal Bowl 2”
No. 3/4 West Virginia 48, Marshall 23 • Sept. 8, 2007 • Huntington, W.Va.
   No. 3/4 West Virginia scored 42 second-half           Reynaud had a career day, leading all receiv-
points to hand Marshall its worst home loss           ers with nine catches for 134 yards and two
ever at Joan C. Edwards Stadium by a 48-23            scores. Slaton became just the third back in WVU
count in the second “Friends of Coal Bowl.”           history to surpass 3,000 career rushing yards.
   It was the first trip to Huntington in 92 years    White rushed for 125 yards and one score, along
for the Mountaineers, who trailed 13-6 at the         with 149 yards passing and two touchdowns.
half. However, behind 146 yards rushing from          Linebacker Reed Williams led the defense with
tailback Steve Slaton, 134 yards receiving from       15 tackles, two TFL and a forced fumble
Darius Reynaud and 274 yards of total offense            For Marshall, Morris passed for 256 yards and
from quarterback Patrick White, the Mountain-         two scores, Darius Marshall finished with 80 yards
eers never panicked and powered their way to          rushing and receviers Cody Slate and Passmore
victory number two of the 2007 season.                combined for 158 yards receiving. Maurice Kitch-
   Marshall returned the opening kickoff 77 yards     ens led the Herd defense with 14 tackles.
to set up the game’s first score. After the WVU          West Virginia finished with 362 yards rushing
defense held, Herd kicker Anthony Binswanger          and 149 yards passing to total 511 yards of of-
connected on a 32-yard field goal, giving Marshall    fense, while the Herd ran for 121 yards and passed
a 3-0 early lead.                                     for 266 to total 387 yards of offense.
   West Virginia responded with 9:23 left in the         With the win, West Virginia leads the all-time
opening quarter, when White hit Reynaud down          series against Marshall by a 7-0 count, and the
the middle for a 46-yard touchdown pass, giv-         Mountaineers are 2-0 all-time against the Herd
ing the Mountaineers a 6-3 lead after the con-        in Huntington. WVU has outscored the Herd, 342-
version failed.                                       87, in the series for an average score of 48.9-                                                                                             Darius Reynaud
   Marshall hit for two second quarter scores to      12.4.
finish out the first half scoring. Quarterback Ber-
nard Morris hit Darius Passmore for a 38-yard          Scoring and Statistical Summary
touchdown strike, and Binswanger added a 26-
yard field goal as time expired for the 13-6 Herd                                                               1                       2                       3                       4                       F
                                                       West Virginia .......................................... 6 ..................... 0 ..................... 21 ..................... 21 ................... 48
lead at the half.                                      Marshall .............................................. 3 .................... 10 .................... 10 ...................... 0 .................... 23
   In the second half, the Mountaineers took the
opening possession and marched 66 yards in             1st             MU -       Anthony Binswanger 32 FG
seven plays to tie the game when White hit                             WVU      - Darius Reynaud 46 pass from Patrick White (Conversion failed)
                                                       2nd             MU -       Darius Passmore 38 pass from Bernard Morris (Binswanger kick)
Reynaud from 23 yards out.                                             MU -       Binswanger 26 FG
   Marshall answered with a Binswanger 34-             3rd             WVU      - Reynaud 23 pass from White (McAfee kick)
yard field goal for a 16-13 lead, but the Moun-                        MU -       Binswanger 34 FG
taineers scored on two-straight possessions to                         WVU      - White 20 rush (McAfee kick)
open up a 27-16 lead.                                                  WVU      - Slaton 2 rush (McAfee kick)
                                                                       MU -       Cody Slate 42 pass from Morris (Binswanger kick)
   White scored on a 20-yard touchdown run to          4th             WVU      - Noel Devine 12 rush (McAfee kick)
finish off an eight-play drive, and Slaton ended                       WVU      - Slaton 18 rush (McAfee kick)
a six-play, 50-yard drive with a two-yard score.                       WVU      - Devine 10 rush
   The Herd struck again with 3:14 left in the
third quarter when Morris found a streaking                                                                                            WVU                    MU
Cody Slate down the sideline for a 42-yard touch-      First Downs ................................................................... 27 ................... 17
down pass to pull Marshall within four at 27-23.       Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 51/362 ............ 32/121
   However, the West Virginia offense contin-          Passing Yardage .......................................................... 149 ................. 266
ued to take control in the fourth quarter, while       Passes ...................................................................... 13/18/0 ........... 20/32/0
                                                       Punts ....................................................................... 7/277/39.6 ..... 8/325/40.6
the Mountaineer defense blanked the Herd the           Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 0/0 ................... 2/1
rest of the way.                                       Return Yardage .............................................................. 32 ................... 31
   Three West Virginia scores in the fourth quar-      Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 2/30 ................ 5/28
ter broke the game open. The first was a Noel          Time of Possession ................................................... 31:59 .............. 28:01
Devine 12-yard scamper up the middle, followed         WVU RUSHING: Slaton 24-146; White 17-125; WVU PASSING: White 13-18-0-149; WVU RECEIVING: Reynaud
by an 18-yard Slaton touchdown run to cap off          9-134; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Williams 15 (2/0); Munday 8; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
WVU’s longest scoring drive of the game (nine
plays, 80 yards). Devine, who finished with 76                              Pat
                                                       MU RUSHING: Marshall 11-80; MU PASSING: Morris 19-29-0-256; MU RECEIVING: Slate 5-82; Passmore 5-
yards, closed out the scoring with 1:40 left in        76; MU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Kitchens 14 (1/1); MU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
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the game as his second score came on a 10-             Attendance - 40,383
yard run to the right corner of the end zone.
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Game 3: The Maryland Game
No. 4 West Virginia 31, Maryland 14 • Sept. 13, 2007 • College Park, Md.
    No. 4/4 West Virginia recorded its fourth-       Danny Oquendo for a 22-yard scoring strike. After
straight victory in the Maryland series with a       the Terps recovered the on-sides kick, the Moun-                                                                                      Noel Devine
decisive 31-14 victory over the Terrapins at Byrd    taineer defense once again stiffened to secure
Stadium.                                             the win by holding the Terps on four downs.
    The Mountaineers unleashed a strong run-            Aside from the impressive numbers from
ning game on the Terps in which junior standout      Slaton and Devine, Owen Schmitt had a big 44-
Steve Slaton rushed for 137 yards and three          yard rush, and Reynaud finished with four catches
touchdowns, followed by true freshman Noel           for 55 yards. Linebacker Reed Williams led the
Devine with 136 yards. The Terp defense en-          defensive effort with nine tackles followed by
tered the game top-ranked in the ACC against         Mortty Ivy with eight stops.
the run, but the unit was no match for West             For Maryland, Steffy finished with 180 yards
Virginia’s spread attack.                            passing, while Lattimore had 80 yards rushing
    West Virginia scored the game’s first points     on 21 carries. Erin Henderson led all tacklers with
when Maryland fumbled the snap on its open-          11 stops.
ing play of the game, and the ball was recov-           West Virginia rushed for 353 yards and passed
ered by defensive lineman Johnny Dingle. Two         for 95 yards to total 448 yards of total offense.
plays later, quarterback Patrick White rushed in     Maryland rushed for 89 yards and passed for
from 22 yards away for an early 7-0 WVU lead.        180 to total 269 yards of offense.
    Maryland answered quickly though and tied           With the win, West Virginia has won four
the game at 7-7 with 9:53 left in the first quar-    straight in the series for the first time ever and
ter, when the Terps put together an 11-play, 75-     leads the tight series against Maryland 23-21-2.
yard drive that ended with a Keon Lattimore             The victory also evened West Virginia’s all-time
four-yard scoring run.                               record at College Park at 11-11-1. The victory gave
    West Virginia’s defense stood tall after the     Rich Rodriguez a 4-4 mark against Maryland’s
Maryland scoring drive and kept the Terps at         Ralph Friedgen after the Terp coach won the
bay until the final minutes of the game. The         first four meetings.
Terps went scoreless on their next eight pos-
sessions, while the WVU offense slowly took
control of the game.
    WVU took a 14-7 lead with 5:02 left in the
                                                      Scoring and Statistical Summary
                                                                                                              1                      2                        3                      4                        F
first half, when Slaton rushed in from 22 yards       West Virginia ......................................... 7 .................... 7 ..................... 14 .................... 3 ...................... 31
away. The drive covered 78 yards and was high-        Maryland ............................................. 7 .................... 0 ...................... 0 ..................... 7 ...................... 14
lighted by a 35-yard completion from White to
receiver Darius Reynaud.                              1st             WVU -        Patrick White 22 rush (Pat McAfee kick)
                                                                      MD -         Keon Lattimore 4 rush (Obi Egekeze kick)
    The opening possession of the third quarter       2nd             WVU -        Steve Slaton 22 rush (McAfee kick)
was a big one, as West Virginia marched 63            3rd             WVU -        Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
yards to take a 21-7 lead behind Slaton’s one-                        WVU -        Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
yard rush. Big plays in the drive were a 21-yard      4th             WVU -        McAfee 32 FG
completion to receiver Dorrell Jalloh and a 31-                       MD -         Danny Oquendo 22 pass from Jordan Steffy (Egekeze kick)
yard rush by Devine.
    Later in the third quarter, West Virginia ex-                                                                                     WVU                    MD
tended its lead to 28-7 when Devine blitzed           First Downs ................................................................... 21 ..................... 15
through the Terp defense for a 76-yard run to         Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 48/353 .............. 39/89
                                                      Passing Yardage ........................................................... 95 .................... 180
set up a Slaton one-yard scoring play. With the       Passes ....................................................................... 8/13/0 ............. 16/24/2
rushing touchdowns, Slaton became just the            Punts ....................................................................... 3/107/35.7 ....... 6/215/35.8
fourth back in WVU history to amass 40 or             Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 4/2 .................... 2/1
more career rushing touchdowns, while Devine’s        Return Yardage .............................................................. 24 ...................... 3
run tied a school record for longest non-scoring      Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 6/53 ................. 5/58
                                                      Time of Possession ................................................... 28:35 ............... 31:25
run.
    While the WVU defense continued to pres-          WVU RUSHING: Slaton 26-137; Devine 5-136; WVU PASSING: White 8-13-0-95; WVU RECEIVING: Reynaud
sure the Terp offensive attack, the Mountain-         4-55; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Williams 9; Ivy 8 (1/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Wicks (2).
eer offense added a 32-yard Pat McAfee field
                                                                            21-80;
                                                      MD RUSHING: Lattimore Pat MD PASSING: Steffy 16-23-2-180; MD RECEIVING: Heyward-Bey 3-56; MD
goal with 10:39 left in the contest to essentially    TACKLES (TFL/QS): Henderson 11 (2/0); MD INTERCEPTIONS: None.
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    The Terps scored again with 5:50 left in the      Attendance - 53,107
contest when quarterback Jordan Steffy hit
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Game 4: The East Carolina Game
No. 5 West Virginia 48, East Carolina 7 • Sept. 22, 2007 • Morgantown, W.Va.
    No. 5/5 West Virginia roared out of the gates             The West Virginia defense held East Carolina
early and fast on its way to a 48-7 victory over East      quarterback Patrick Pinkney to only 43 yards pass-
Carolina.                                                  ing, and Johnson led the Pirate rushing attack with
    The Mountaineers built up a 27-0 halftime lead         76 yards. ECU defensive back Van Eskridge contrib-
behind the strong performance of quarterback               uted 13 tackles in the effort to lead the Pirate de-
Patrick White, who completed 11-of-13 passing in           fense.
the first two quarters en-route to a 181-yard pass-           Final totals showed how dominating a perfor-
ing performance and two touchdowns. White was              mance West Virginia turned in. The Mountaineers
a perfect 7-of-7 in the second half to finish the          rushed for 397 yards and passed for 202 to total
game with 18 completions on 20 attempts. His               599 yards of total offense. The game marked the
90% completion percentage against the Pirates              17th time under Coach Rich Rodriguez that the
tied a school record.                                      Mountaineers have totaled 500 yards or more of
    West Virginia took a 3-0 lead on its first posses-     total offense. The Pirates finished with 106 yards
sion, when Pat McAfee connected on a 31-yard               rushing and only 54 passing yards to total 160
field goal. After linebacker Mortty Ivy recorded his       yards of total offense.
first career interception on ECU ‘s second posses-            With the win, West Virginia improved to 17-2 all-
sion, the Mountaineer offense marched 69 yards             time in the series against East Carolina. The Moun-
to score the game’s first touchdown on Steve               taineers have won seven-straight games in the                                                                          Pat White
Slaton’s one-yard run. The score gave Slaton 42            series and are 12-0 against the Pirates all-time in
career-rushing touchdowns, tying the school record.        Morgantown. Under Rodriguez, the Mountaineers
    WVU scored 17 more points to build upon its 10-        improved to 25-12 in non-conference play, and have
0 lead in the second quarter. White upped the              won 11-straight non-conference games.
advantage with a 13-yard scamper, before hitting
receiver Darius Reynaud for a 12-yard touchdown
strike to give the Mountaineers a 24-0 lead. McAfee
closed out the second quarter, with a 34-yard field
goal, as the half expired.                                   Scoring and Statistical Summary
    West Virginia was far from done though, and                                                                                    1                             2                                3                             4                                 F
took advantage of the second half open posses-               East Carolina ....................................................... 0 ........................... 0 .............................. 0 .............................. 7 ............................ 7
sion by driving 75 yards in seven plays for a 34-0           West Virginia ..................................................... 10 .......................... 17 ............................ 14 .............................. 7 .......................... 48
lead, when White connected with Reynaud again,
this time from 14-yards away.                                1st                  WVU - Pat McAfee 31 FG
                                                                                  WVU - Steve Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
    With 3:21 left in the third quarter, White collected     2nd                  WVU - Patrick White 13 rush (McAfee kick)
his second touchdown rushing, to go with his two                                  WVU - Darius Reynaud 12 pass from White (McAfee kick)
passing, as he motored in from four-yards away                                    WVU - McAfee 34 FG
for a 41-0 WVU lead.                                         3rd                  WVU - Reynaud 14 pass from White (McAfee kick)
    Tailback Ed Collington closed out the scoring for                             WVU - White 4 rush (McAfee kick)
West Virginia with 5:51 left in the game, when he            4th                  WVU - Ed Collington 4 rush (McAfee kick)
rushed in from four-yards out. The score was the                                  ECU - Chris Johnson 3 rush (Ben Hartman kick)
first of Collington’s career.
    East Carolina avoided the shutout in the game’s
final minute when running back Chris Johnson                                                                                                                          ECU                         WVU
                                                             First Downs ........................................................................................... 13 ............................ 30
rushed in from three-yards away to provide the               Rushes/Yards ................................................................................ 33/106 ................. 54/397
final score, 48-7.                                           Passing Yardage ............................................................................. 54 ..........................202
    Aside from White’s totals, Slaton finished with          Passes ................................................................................................. 9/18/1 .................. 22/25/0
110-yards rushing and one score, while backup                Punts .............................................................................................. 7/327/46.7 .......... 1/42/42.0
quarterback Jarrett Brown added 82 yards to the              Fumbles/Lost ...................................................................................... 2/0 ..........................0/0
WVU rushing totals. True freshman Brandon Hogan              Return Yardage................................................................................. 0 ............................ 95
caught six passes for 44 yards, while Reynaud                Penalties/Yards ...............................................................................6/45 ...................... 3/35
hauled in five receptions for 54 yards and scored            Time of Possession .................................................................... 25:56 .................... 34:04
two touchdowns. His 64-yard run in the game was              WVU RUSHING: Slaton 18-110; WVU PASSING: White 18-20-0-181; WVU RECEIVING: Hogan 6-44; Reynaud 5-
a career-long for the junior.                                54; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Wicks 6 (1/1); Ivy 6 (1/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Ivy.
    Eric Wicks and Mortty Ivy led the Mountaineer
defense with six tackles. The defense recorded               ECU RUSHING: Johnson 14-76; ECU PASSING: Pinkney 7-14-1-43; ECU RECEIVING: Johnson 3-13; ECU TACK-
four sacks against the Pirates and kept them out                                     Pat
                                                             LES (TFL/QS): Eskridge 13; Wilson 9 (1/0); ECU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
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final minute.
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Game 5: The USF Game
No. 18 USF 21, No. 5 West Virginia 13 • Sept. 28, 2007 • Tampa, Fla.
   Despite totaling 437 yards of total offense,       to Darius Reynaud. The scoring drive covered despite the solid numbers, the Mountaineers just
No. 5/5 West Virginia could not overcome six          85-yards in 12-plays.                              could not overcome the turnovers, falling to 4-1
turnovers, dropping a 21-13 decision to 18th-ranked      West Virginia’s defense came up big once again on the season.
USF at Raymond James Stadium.                         on USF’s next possession. Needing a stop, the
   It was billed as the biggest game in the his-      Mountaineers held the Bulls on six plays to give
tory of the USF football program, and the larg-       the offense a chance to force overtime with
est crowd ever to see a USF home game, 67,012,        3:04 left in the game.
saw both teams bitten by the turnover bug.               Starting at the WVU 30, the offense marched
   USF turned the ball over four times itself to      to the USF 40, but Brown’s fourth-down pass
put the game’s total turnovers at 10, but the         fell incompete in the final seconds, giving the
Bulls capitalized more on turnovers to gain the       Bulls the upset win.
victory.                                                 Brown finished with 61 rushing yards and 149
   After a missed field goal by USF, it was West      passing, but the story for WVU was the fine
Virginia that came up with the game’s first turn-     play of its defense. USF was the recipient of six
over, when linebacker Mortty Ivy recovered a          turnovers, but still only managed 21 points.
USF fumble. WVU could not capitalize, but the         Quinton Andrews topped the unit with eight
Bulls turned the ball over on their next two          stops. The Mountaineer defense held Grothe to
possessions, when linebacker Eric Wicks recov-        just 135 yards passing and 38 yards rushing to
ered another USF fumble and cornerback Ellis          keep him in check for most of the game.
Lankster intercepted a Matt Grothe pass. The             Final totals showed West Virginia with 188
Mountaineer defense came up big, forcing three        yards rushing and 249 passing for 437 total
straight USF turnovers, but none of them re-          yards. USF Florida totaled 139 yards on the ground    Quinton
sulted in points for WVU.                             and 135 through the air for 274 yards of total        Andrews
   USF did take advantage of a turnover to score      offense. WVU had 21 first downs to USF’s 13, and
the game’s first points when linebacker Ben
Moffitt intercepted Pat White for a 26-yard touch-     Scoring and Statistical Summary
down return, giving the Bulls a 7-0 lead.                                                                                      1                              2                                3                              4                               F
   USF took a 14-0 lead with 9:43 left in the          West Virginia ...................................................... 0 ........................... 3 .............................. 3 ............................ 7 .............................. 13
second quarter, when Grothe escaped a sack             USF        ............................................................ 7 ............................ 7 .............................. 7 ............................ 0 ............................. 21
and scrambled to find receiver Carlton Mitchell        1st                  USF - Ben Moffitt 26 interception return (Delbert Alvarado kick)
for a 55-yard touchdown reception.                     2nd                  WVU - Carlton Mitchell 55 pass from Matt Grothe (Alvarado kick)
   The Bulls came up with another West Vir-            2nd                  WVU - Pat McAfee 36 FG
ginia fumble on the Mountaineers next posses-          3rd                  USF - Jamar Taylor 19 rush (Alvarado kick)
sion, but Ryan Mundy returned the favor by in-                              WVU - McAfee 35 FG
tercepting Grothe to give the Mountaineers one         4th                  WVU - Darius Reynaud 9 pass from Jarrett Brown (McAfee kick)
last drive before the half.
   On fourth down and five, White scrambled 18                                                                                                                 WVU                           USF
yards to the USF 17-yard line, but was injured on      First Downs ........................................................................................... 21 ............................ 13
the play when a helmet deeply bruised his thigh.       Rushes/Yards ................................................................................ 48/188 ................. 38/139
Backup quarterback Jarrett Brown finished the          Passing Yardage ............................................................................ 249 ......................... 135
                                                       Passes ............................................................................................... 23/38/3................. 11/20/2
drive which resulted in a 36-yard field goal by        Punts ............................................................................................... 3/118/39.3 .......... 5/207/41.4
Pat McAfee, cutting the USF lead to 14-3 at the        Fumbles/Lost ...................................................................................... 5/3 .......................... 3/2
half.                                                  Return Yardage................................................................................ 54 ...........................94
   USF grabbed a 21-3 lead when the Bulls took         Penalties/Yards ................................................................................. 1/11 ........................ 5/40
the opening possession 74-yards in 13-plays for        Time of Possession ..................................................................... 34:38 .....................25:22
a touchdown. With White unable to return in            WVU RUSHING: Brown 15-61; Slaton 13-54; WVU PASSING: Brown 11-20-2-149; White 12-18-1-100;
the second half, Brown and the Mountaineer             WVU RECEIVING: Jalloh 5-87; Reynaud 5-47; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Andrews 8; Williams 7 (1/0); Ivy 6;
offense answered with a 10-play, 62-yard drive         WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Lankster, Mundy.
that ended with a McAfee 35-yard field goal to
put the score at 21-6.                                 USF RUSHING: Taylor 15-58; USF PASSING: Grothe 11-20-2-135; USF RECEIVING: Williams 3-35;
                                                       USF TACKLES (TFL/QS): Pat 11; Moffitt 8 (2/1); Selvie 8 (2/1); Williams 8 (1/0);
                                                                             Allen
   West Virginia moved closer at 21-13 with 5:45       USF INTERCEPTIONS: Moffitt (2); Allen.
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their first touchdown on Brown’s nine-yard toss        Attendance - 67,012

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Game 6: The Syracuse Game
No. 12/13 West Virginia 55, Syracuse 14 • Oct. 6, 2007 • Syracuse, N.Y.
   No. 12/13 West Virginia used a balanced rush-         The Mountaineers tacked on a late score with ries over the Orange and three-straight at the
ing and passing attack to score the most points       8:42 left in the game, when tailback Jock Sand- Carrier Dome.
ever on Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in a 55-14       ers rushed in from 11-yards out for his first ca-
victory,                                              reer rushing touchdown. The score was set up                                      Owen
   Six different Mountaineers scored touchdowns       when defensive lineman Johnny Dingle forced a                                     Schmitt
in West Virginia’s first BIG EAST win of 2007.        Syracuse fumble that was recovered by Dykes
Sparked by key interceptions from the defense,        deep in Orange territory. With Sanders’ touch-
the Mountaineer offense totaled 486 yards to          down late in the fourth, West Virginia finished
give WVU Coach Rich Rodriguez his 100th ca-           the game, scoring on nine of its 12 possessions.
reer victory.                                            White was strong in his two and a half quar-
   On the Orange’s first possession, safety Ryan      ter of action by rushing for 89 yards and com-
Mundy turned in the game’s first big play by          pleting 12-of-15 passes for 148 yards. Schmitt’s
intercepting quarterback Andrew Robinson.             two touchdowns were his first scores of the
Mundy’s 26-yard return gave the offense the           season, and Marc Magro led another strong de-
ball at the SU 37, and it took only five plays for    fensive effort with seven tackles.
fullback Owen Schmitt to score on a seven-yard           For Syracuse, Robinson finished with 100 yards
option play.                                          passing, and Brinkley totaled 50 yards rushing.
   Robinson brought the Orange back to tie the        Receiver Mike Williams finished with two catches
game, when he engineered a 45-yard drive that         for 72 yards. The Orange defensive effort was
ended with Curtis Brinkley’s one-yard run. How-       led by Mike Holmes with 13 stops.
ever, from there it was all West Virginia.               West Virginia rushed for 251 yards and passed
   The Mountaineers took a 14-7 lead at the 2:13      for 235. The Orange stood at 94 yards rushing
mark of the first quarter on Patrick White’s one-     and 108 passing for 202 total offensive yards.
yard run that ended a 13-play, 77-yard drive.            The win gave West Virginia six-straight victo-
   With 13:25 left in the half, WVU defensive line-
man Keilen Dykes intercepted a tipped Robinson         Scoring and Statistical Summary
pass and rumbled 19-yards, giving WVU a 21-7
lead.                                                                                                          1                       2                        3                       4                        F
                                                       West Virginia ......................................... 14 ................... 17 .................... 10 ..................... 14 ................... 55
   Two possessions later, Schmitt scored his sec-      Syracuse .............................................. 7 ..................... 0 ...................... 7 ....................... 0 .................... 14
ond touchdown of the game, when he pow-
ered in from one-yard away, as the Mountain-           1st          WVU -        Owen Schmitt 7 rush (Pat McAfee kick)
eers moved 51 yards in just five plays. Just be-                    SYR -        Curtis Brinkley 1 rush (Patrick Shadle kick)
                                                                    WVU -        Patrick White 1 rush (McAfee kick)
fore the half, West Virginia turned a late pos-        2nd          WVU -        Keilen Dykes 19 yard interception return (McAfee kick)
session into points, when kicker Pat McAfee con-                    WVU -        Schmitt 1 rush (McAfee kick)
nected on an impressive 49-yard field goal as                       WVU -        McAfee 49 FG
the half expired, sending the Mountaineers into        3rd          WVU -        Darius Reynaud 20 pass from White (McAfee kick)
the locker room up 31-7.                                            WVU -        McAfee 23 FG
   The Mountaineers didn’t let up in the second                     SYR -        Mike Williams 61 pass from Andrew Robinson (Patrick Shadle kick)
                                                       4th          WVU -        Jarrett Brown 4 rush (McAfee kick)
half, scoring on the opening possession of the                      WVU -        Jock Sanders 110 rush (McAfee kick)
third quarter, when White connected with re-
ceiver Darius Reynaud for a 20-yard touchdown                                                                                          WVU                   SYR
pass.                                                  First Downs ................................................................... 25 ..................... 11
                                                       Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 54/251 .............. 37/94
   With West Virginia leading 38-7 in the third,       Passing Yardage .......................................................... 235 .................. 108
White strained a muscle in his chest and backup        Passes ...................................................................... 18/21/0 ............. 6/16/2
Jarrett Brown took over the potent Mountain-           Punts ....................................................................... 3/111/37.0 ...... 4/172/43.0
eer offense midway through the third quarter.          Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 1/0 .................... 6/1
McAfee added a 23-yard field goal at the 3:00          Return Yardage .............................................................. 62 ..................... 0
                                                       Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 8/65 ................. 6/55
mark of the third for a 41-7 advantage, before         Time of Possession ................................................... 33:03 ............... 26:57
Syracuse struck for a 61-yard touchdown pass to
cut the deficit to 41-14.                              WVU RUSHING: White 14-89; Slaton 15-69; WVU PASSING: White 12-15-0-148; Brown 5-5-0-85; WVU
   Brown got in on the scoring action with 13:34       RECEIVING: Reynaud 6-48; Slaton 4-51; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Magro 7 (1/1); Williams 6; WVU INTER-
left in the game, when he rushed in from the           CEPTIONS: Mundy, Dykes.
four-yard line to end an impressive nine-play,                                                Pat
                                                       SYR RUSHING: Brinkley 18-50; SYR PASSING: Robinson 5-15-2-100; SYR RECEIVING: Williams 2-72; SYR
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84-yard drive.                                         TACKLES (TFL/QS): Holmes 13; Fields 10; Flaherty 9; SYR INTERCEPTIONS: None.
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Game 7: The Mississippi State Game
No. 7/9 West Virginia 38, Mississippi State 13 • Oct. 20, 2007 • Morgantown, W.Va.
    West Virginia jumped out to a 28-0 first-quarter    game, and provided the final outcome in favor of
lead and never looked back in defeating Missis-         the Mountaineers.
sippi State 38-13 on Homecoming at Milan Puskar            While only playing one half, White finished with
Stadium.                                                89 yards rushing and one score to go along with
    The game turned from the opening kickoff when       two touchdowns passing. Slaton finished with 127
West Virginia fumbled the kick, and the ball was        yards rushing and one score. A solid WVU defen-
recovered by Mississippi State deep in Mountain-        sive effort was led by Reed Williams, Eric Wicks, John
eer territory. However, Mississippi State was           Holmes and Ridwan Malik with seven tackles each.
offsides on the play, forcing another kickoff. From        MSU quarterback Wesley Carroll passed for 169
there, West Virginia quarterback Patrick White took     yards, while Dixon led the Bulldog rushing attack
care of the rest as he rushed 64 yards on WVU’s         with 61 yards. Receiver Tony Burks caught a game-
first play from scrimmage for a quick 7-0 lead with     high six passes for 41 yards, and Jamon Hughes
14:39 left to play in the opening quarter.              paced the defense with 12 stops.
    After holding the Bulldogs on three plays, the         West Virginia finished with 262 yards rushing
Mountaineers again struck on their second offen-        and 84 passing to total 346 yards of total offense.
sive possession when White hit fullback Owen            Mississippi State’s totals stood at 45 yards rushing
Schmitt for a 12-yard scoring pass, giving WVU a 14-    and 169 passing for 214 yards of offense.
0 lead with 7:46 left in the quarter.                      The win gave West Virginia a perfect 5-0 mark in
    On Mississippi State’s next play from scrimmage,    non-conference play for the 2007 season. The vic-
linebacker Reed Williams forced a fumble that was       tory also gave the Mountaineers an overall 12-game
recovered by linebacker Marc Magro and returned         non-conference winning streak, including six straight
39 yards to the MSU 16-yard line. Three plays later,    non-conference wins at home.
White found receiver Darius Reynaud for a 10-yard                                                                                                                                                                   Marc
touchdown reception, and a 21-0 West Virginia                                                                                                                                                                       Magro
advantage.
    The Mountaineer defense again held MSU on
downs, giving the offense the ball once again with
3:57 left in the quarter. Five plays later, tailback      Scoring and Statistical Summary
Steve Slaton rushed 26 yards for a score, giving                                                                  1                       2                        3                       4                        F
the Mountaineers the commanding 28-0 lead at              Mississippi State ................................... 0 ..................... 7 ...................... 6 ....................... 0 .................... 13
the 2:20 mark. Slaton’s touchdown run was the             West Virginia ......................................... 28 .................... 3 ...................... 0 ....................... 7 .................... 38
43rd of his career, making him WVU’s all-time leader
in career rushing touchdowns, passing Ira Errett          1st             WVU - Patrick White 64 rush (Pat McAfee kick)
                                                                          WVU - Owen Schmitt 12 pass from White (McAfee kick)
Rodgers and Avon Cobourne.                                                WVU - Darius Reynaud 10 pass from White (McAfee kick)
    West Virginia’s defense was relentless and again                      WVU - Steve Slaton 26 rush (McAfee kick)
forced a costly Bulldog turnover before the end of        2nd             WVU - McAfee 42 FG
the quarter. Linebacker Mortty Ivy recovered the                          MSU - Anthony Dixon 1 rush (Adam Carlson kick)
Bulldog fumble, and returned it 25 yards to set up        3rd             MSU - Christian Ducre 3 rush (Wesley Carroll pass failed)
a 42-yard field goal by Pat McAfee at the start of        4th             WVU - Darius Reynaud 13 pass from Jarrett Brown (McAfee kick)
the second quarter for a 31-0 West Virginia advan-
tage.                                                                                                                                     MSU                   WVU
    Mississippi State scored its first points at the      First Downs ................................................................... 12 .................... 17
3:51 mark of the second quarter when running back         Rushes/Yards ............................................................. 33/45 .............. 42/262
Anthony Dixon reached the end zone from one-              Passing Yardage .......................................................... 169 ................... 84
yard away, cutting the Bulldog deficit to 31-7 at the     Passes ...................................................................... 18/35/0 ............ 12/20/1
                                                          Punts ....................................................................... 8/293/36.6 ...... 5/184/36.8
half.                                                     Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 3/3 .................... 1/0
    MSU took the opening possession of the sec-           Return Yardage .............................................................. 22 ................... 142
ond half and put together its best drive of the           Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 7/45 ................. 9/82
game. Christian Ducre scored from three-yards away        Time of Possession ................................................... 31:30 ............... 28:30
to end a 13-play drive that took 5:10. MSU’s two-
point conversion failed, giving West Virginia a 31-13     WVU RUSHING: Slaton 23-127; White 5-89; WVU PASSING: White 8-12-1-61; Brown 4-8-0-23; WVU RECEIV-
advantage.                                                ING: Slaton 4-36; Reynaud 3-20; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Williams 7 (1/0); Wicks 7 (2/1); Holmes 7; Malik
                                                          7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
    With the big lead and White still nursing a sore
shoulder, backup quarterback Jarrett Brown took           MSU RUSHING: Dixon 20-61; MSU PASSING: Carroll 18-35-0-169; MSU RECEIVING: Burks 6-41; MSU
control of the Mountaineer offense in the second          TACKLES (TFL/QS): Hughes 12; Fitzhugh 8 (2/0); MSU INTERCEPTIONS: Demario Bobo.
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quarter when he hit Reynaud for a 13-yard scoring         Attendance - 61,022
toss. It was Reynaud’s second TD reception of the
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Game 8: The Rutgers Game
 No. 6/6 West Virginia 31, No. 25/RV Rutgers 3 • Oct. 27, 2007 • Piscataway, N.J.
   Behind 300 yards of total offense from quarter-          Safety Ryan Mundy turned in WVU’s second in-
back Patrick White, No. 6 West Virginia defeated         terception on Rutgers’ next drive when he picked                                                 Patrick
No. 25 Rutgers for the 13th-straight time with a 31-     off Teel and returned it 32 yards to thwart another                                              White
3 victory at Rutgers Stadium.                            Scarlet Knight scoring threat late in the game.
   West Virginia’s defense came up big in the win-          White rushed for 156 yards and passed for 144,
ning effort also as the unit kept the Rutgers of-        while Slaton’s day ended with three touchdowns
fense in check for most of the game and without a        and 73 yards rushing. Linebackers Reed Williams,
touchdown.                                               Mortty Ivy and Marc Magro combined for 33 tackles
   West Virginia’s Steve Slaton again proved that        in holding Rutgers to its fewest points scored since
he can be a valuable asset running or catching the       2002.
ball, as he rushed for three touchdowns and caught          For Rutgers, Ray Rice finished with 142 yards
one pass for 51 yards to serve as the perfect com-       rushing, while Devin McCourty led the defensive
pliment to White.                                        effort with 12 tackles.
   The game was played in a driving rain storm in           West Virginia rushed for 254 yards and passed
the first half. The Mountaineer offense got the          for 144 to total 398 yards of offense. Rutgers fin-
scoring started at the 4:33 mark of the first quarter    ished with 183 yards rushing and 131 yards passing
when Slaton reversed field on a run and went 38          for 314 yards of total offense.
yards for a score.                                          The win gave West Virginia a 29-4 record over its
   Special teams play got in on the action next          last 33 games, and a 14-3 mark in BIG EAST play
when a Pat McAfee punt hit Rutgers’ Ramy Nubani,         during the span. The Mountaineers improved to
and was recovered by WVU’s Mortty Ivy, setting up        29-4-2 all-time versus Rutgers and 14-4-2 against
the Mountaineers’ next score. White rushed for 19        the Knights in New Jersey. The win also gave WVU
and seven yards in the drive, before going in from       a 15-2 mark against Rutgers in all-time BIG EAST
the one-yard line to up West Virginia’s advantage        play.
to 14-0 at the 9:00 mark of the second quarter.
   Rutgers got its only points of the game on its
next possession, when the Scarlet Knights drove
45 yards in 11 plays, but had to settle for a 39-yard      Scoring and Statistical Summary
Jeremy Ito field goal to cut the deficit to 14-3.                                                                   1                      2                        3                       4                        F
   The Mountaineers weren’t finished and used              West Virginia .......................................... 7 .................... 10 ..................... 7 ....................... 7 .................... 31
up the remaining 4:32 in the first half with a con-        Rutgers .............................................. 0 ..................... 3 ...................... 0 ....................... 0 ..................... 3
trolling 11-play, 60-yard drive that featured runs of      1st             WVU      - Steve Slaton 38 rush (Pat McAfee kick)
22 and 13 yards from White. The drive ended with           2nd             WVU      - Patrick White 1 rush (McAfee kick)
a gutsy 42-yard field goal from McAfee in a harsh                          RU -       Jeremy Ito 39 FG
wind to put WVU up 17-3 at halftime.                                       WVU      - McAfee 42 FG
   On Rutgers’ first possession of the second half,        3rd             WVU      - Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
the Scarlet Knights controlled the ball for more           4th             WVU      - Slaton 6 rush (McAfee kick)
than 4:00, but the bend but not break West Vir-
ginia defense came up with a stop deep in its                                                                                              WVU                    RU
territory to force a 41-yard field goal attempt, which     First Downs ................................................................... 15 .................... 20
Ito missed.                                                Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 47/254 ............. 40/183
                                                           Passing Yardage .......................................................... 144 .................. 131
   From there, West Virginia’s offense put the game        Passes ...................................................................... 10/16/0 ............ 15/31/2
away. White hit Slaton for a 51-yard reception on          Punts ....................................................................... 5/200/40.0 ...... 4/129/32.2
third and 13 to quiet the Rutgers fans, and White          Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 1/0 .................... 2/2
turned in another run of 15 yards on third and             Return Yardage .............................................................. 78 .................... 16
three to set up Slaton’s one-yard run to put West          Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 8/70 ................. 4/30
Virginia up 24-3 with 3:47 left in the third.              Time of Possession ................................................... 31:17 ............... 28:43
   Fourth quarter action saw the Mountaineer de-           WVU RUSHING: White 22-156; Slaton 16-73; WVU PASSING: White 10-16-0-144; WVU RECEIVING: Jalloh
fense intercept Rutgers’ quarterback Mike Teel twice       4-44; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Williams 13; Ivy 10 (1/0); Magro 9; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Allen, Mundy.
to end Scarlet Knight drives. Boogie Allen’s inter-
ception with 11:16 left in the game set up the next        RU RUSHING: Rice 30-142; RU PASSING: Teel 14-30-2-128; RU RECEIVING: Underwood 7-59; RU TACK-
scoring drive in which White accounted for a 50-           LES (TFL/QS): McCourty 12 (1/0); Greene 9 (1/0); RU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
yard run on third and 16 to set up Slaton’s six-yard
dash to the corner of the end zone for a 31-3 WVU          Attendance - 43,620
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Game 9: The Louisville Game
 No. 7/7 West Virginia 38, Louisville 31 • Nov. 8, 2007 • Morgantown, W.Va.
   Behind 328 yards of total offense from jun-        down run to send the home fans into a frenzy
ior quarterback Patrick White, No. 7 West Vir-        with just 1:36 left. From there, the West Virginia
ginia defeated Louisville, 38-31, at Milan Puskar     defense put severe pressure on Brohm and held
Stadium in front of an ESPN Thursday night            the Cardinals at bay for the victory.
audience.                                                Aside from White’s strong numbers, Slaton
   White passed for 181 yards and two scores,         added 60 yards rushing, while Reynaud finished
while rushing for 147 and one touchdown in            with 79 yards receiving and two scores. The
making big play after big play via the pass and       Mountaineer defense was led by Morty Ivy with
the run.                                              eight tackles.
   The Mountaineers jumped out early on Lou-             Brohm finished with 345 yards passing, and
isville behind the throwing of White when he hit      was responsible for three touchdowns. Tailback
receiver Darius Reynaud for a seven-yard touch-       George Strpling led all receivers with eight catches
down with 3:18 left in the first quarter.             for 105 yards. The Cardinal defense was led by
   After recovering a Louisville fumble, West Vir-    Lamar Myles with 13 tackles, and Bobby Buchanan
ginia struck again with 1:22 left in the quarter,     with 11.
when White went to the air and found Reynaud             West Virginia finished with 216 yards rushing
for a nine-yard strike, and a 14-0 WVU advan-         and 181 passing to total 397 yards of total of-
tage.                                                 fense. Louisville totaled only 37 yards rushing,
   Louisville answered with its first points at the   but with its 345 yards through the air, the Car-
12:52 mark of the second quarter, when Brian          dinals finished with 382 yards of total offense.
Brohm hit tight end Gary Barnidge for a 16-              The win upped West Virginia’s record to 8-1
yard touchdown.                                       overall and 3-1 in the BIG EAST. Louisville dropped                                                                                                             Eric
   The Mountaineers responded with a 12-play,         to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the league. With the
69-yard drive that resulted in a one-yard touch-      victory, the Mountaineers improved to 11-0 in                                                                                                                   Wicks
down run for tailback Steve Slaton. Up 21-7, the      home night games under Rich Rodriguez.
Mountaineers appeared to be sailing, but Brohm
continued to bring the Cardinals back.                 Scoring and Statistical Summary
   With just :28 left before halftime, the Cardi-
nals closed the deficit to 21-14 when Brohm dove                                                                 1                      2                        3                       4                       F
                                                       Louisville .............................................. 0 .................... 14 ..................... 7 ...................... 10 ................... 31
in from the one-yard line.                             West Virginia ......................................... 14 .................... 7 ..................... 10 ...................... 7 .................... 38
   Second half action saw the turnover bug hit
both teams. After West Virginia added a 28-            1st             WVU -        Darius Reynaud 7 pass from Patrick White (Pat McAfee kick)
yard Pat McAfee field goal on its first posses-                        WVU -        Reynaud 9 pass from White (McAfee kick)
sion of the second half, the Mountaineers took         2nd             LOU -        Gary Barnidge 16 pass from Brian Brohm (Art Carmody kick)
a 31-14 lead midway through the third quarter                          WVU -        Steve Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
when safety Eric Wicks picked up a Brohm fumble                        LOU -        Brohm 1 rush (Carmody kick)
and returned it 44 yards for a score.                  3rd             WVU -        McAfee 28 FG
   Louisville then took advantage of a WVU                             WVU -        Eric Wicks 44 fumble recovery (McAfee kick)
                                                                       WVU -        Brock Bolen 2 rush (Carmody kick)
fumble, and closed the gap to 31-21 on a two-          4th             LOU -        Mario Urrutia 12 pass from Brohm (Carmody kick)
yard rush from Brock Bolen with just 56 ticks                          LOU -        Carmody 37 FG
left in the third.                                                     WVU -        White 50 rush (McAfee kick)
   The Cardinals closed to 31-28 with 10:32 left in
the game, after Brohm hit Mario Urrutia from                                                                                           UL                    WVU
12 yards away.                                         First Downs .................................................................. 24 ..................... 19
   A Wicks interception of Brohm with just 6:04        Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 27/37 ............... 46/216
left seemed to give the Mountaineers some              Passing Yardage ......................................................... 345 ................... 181
momentum. However, the offense gave the ball           Passes ...................................................................... 27/46/2 ............ 16/25/0
right back with a costly fumble, and Louisville        Punts ...................................................................... 7/255/36.4 ....... 7/261/37.3
                                                       Fumbles/Lost ............................................................... 2/2 .................... 5/3
capitalized.                                           Return Yardage .............................................................. 6 ...................... 60
   With 3:05 remaining, kicker Art Carmody tied        Penalties/Yards ........................................................... 6/47 ................ 11/116
the game with a 37-yard field goal, forcing West       Time of Possession .................................................. 28:33 ................ 31:27
Virginia to make a play in the game’s final min-
utes.                                                  WVU RUSHING: White 24-147; Slaton 17-60; WVU PASSING: White 16-25-0-181; WVU RECEIVING: Reynaud
   The Mountaineers have plenty of playmakers          6-79; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Ivy 8; Williams 6; Berry 6 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Lewis, Wicks.
and the one that stepped up once again was             LOU RUSHING: Strpling 12-23; LOU PASSING: Brohm 27-46-2-345; LOU RECEIVING: Strpling 8-105; Douglas
White. He completed passes of nine and 12 yards        7-98; LOU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Myles 13 (1/0); Buchanan 11; LOU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
mixed in with a four-yard run to get the Moun-
taineers to midfield. On 2nd and 8, he turned in       Attendance - 60,992
the play of the game with a 50-yard touch-
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Game 10: The Cincinnati Game
No. 5/5 West Virginia 28, No. 21/25 Cincinnati 23 • Nov. 17, 2007 • Cincinnati, Ohio
   No. 5 West Virginia survived a fourth-quarter turn-   Mountaineer offense to run out the clock and cap-
over bug to defeat Cincinnati 28-23 in front of a        ture the victory.                                                                                Johnny
Saturday night prime time television audience and           Aside from White’s strong numbers, Slaton fin-                                                Dingle
a sold out Nippert Stadium.                              ished with 103 yards rushing, while also pulling in
   The Mountaineers built a 28-10 fourth quarter         48 yards receiving. Kicker Pat McAfee averaged 49
lead largely behind the play of quarterback Patrick      yards per punt with a long of 71, and the Mountain-
White. The junior signal caller rushed for 155 yards     eer defense was led by linebacker Marc Magro with
and two touchdowns, while passing for another            eight tackles.
140 yards in the victory.                                   Cincinnati was led by Mauk, who passed for 323
   White got the Mountaineers on the board in            yards and two scores, and rushed for a team-high
the first quarter on WVU’s first possession. He engi-    52 yards. Barnett led all receivers with 210 yards
neered a nine-play, 70-yard drive that ended with        receiving and caught both of Mauk’s touchdown
an Owen Schmitt four-yard run.                           passes. The Bearcat defense was led by Haruki
   Cincinnati tied the score at 7-7 with 4:41 left in    Nakamura with 10 tackles, and Terrill Byrd with nine.
the first quarter, when quarterback Ben Mauk hit            The game was certainly an offensive showcase
receiver Marcus Barnett for a 70-yard touchdown          for both teams. The Mountaineers finished with
pass.                                                    295 yards rushing and 140 passing for 435 yards of
   West Virginia retook the lead at the 6:29 mark        total offense. Cincinnati stood at 84 yards rushing
of the second quarter, when White completed a            and 323 passing for 407 yards of total offense.
12-play, 80-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown          The win gave the Mountaineers a 14-1-1 all-time
run, giving the Mountaineers a 14-7 lead.                mark against the Bearcats.                                                                                                                                       Eric
   The Bearcats closed the deficit to 14-10 with                                                                                                                                                                          Wicks
4:27 left in the half, when kicker Jake Rogers con-
nected on a 42-yard field goal. West Virginia was
not done,marching 73 yards just before halftime           Scoring and Statistical Summary
to take a 21-10 lead. In the scoring drive, White
passed for 38 yards and rushed for 34,
                                                                                                                    1                       2                        3                       4                       F
   The Mountaineers could not take advantage of           West Virginia .......................................... 7 .................... 14 ..................... 0 ....................... 7 .................... 28
a third quarter fumble from Mauk and neither team         Cincinnati .............................................. 7 ..................... 3 ...................... 0 ...................... 13 ................... 23
scored in the quarter. However, early in the fourth,
West Virginia took what seemed like a command-            1st             WVU      - Owen Schmitt 4 rush (Pat McAfee kick)
                                                                          UC -       Marcus Barnett 70 pass from Ben Mauk (Jake Rogers kick)
ing 28-10 lead by marching 73 yards for a score.          2nd             WVU      - Patrick White 7 rush (McAfee kick)
Tailback Steve Slaton was strong on the drive with                        UC -       Rogers 42 FG
23 yards rushing and one reception for 13 yards. It                       WVU      - White 4 rush (McAfee kick)
was Slaton’s one-yard run that ended the drive,           4th             WVU      - Steve Slaton 1 rush (McAfee kick)
giving WVU an 18-point lead with 11:43 left in the                        UC -       Barnett 13 pass from Mauk (Rogers kick)
                                                                          UC -       Bradley Glatthaar 1 rush (Rogers kick)
game.
   Cincinnati answered with a 12-play, 71-yard drive
that ended with a Mauk touchdown pass to Barnett,                                                                                         WVU                    UC
closing the deficit to 28-17. On WVU’s first play from    First Downs ................................................................... 24 .................... 17
scrimmage in the next drive, the Mountaineers             Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 61/295 .............. 30/84
fumbled. However, the defense rose to the occa-           Passing Yardage .......................................................... 140 .................. 323
sion and forced a Cincinnati punt with just 6:08 left     Passes ...................................................................... 13/19/1 ............ 19/34/0
                                                          Punts ....................................................................... 3/147/49.0 ...... 5/212/42.4
in the game.                                              Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 2/2 .................... 2/2
   West Virginia then started running out the clock       Return Yardage .............................................................. 14 ..................... 3
and gained a first down, but yet another fumble           Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 3/25 ................. 5/62
gave Cincinnati new life, and the Bearcats made           Time of Possession ................................................... 36:21 ............... 22:59
things interesting scoring with just 2:26 left on a       WVU RUSHING: White 27-155; Slaton 23-103; WVU PASSING: White 13-19-1-140; WVU RECEIVING:
Bradley Glatthaar one-yard rush. A two-point con-         Reynaud 6-29; Slaton 3-48; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Magro 8 (2/2); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
version attempt failed, giving the Mountaineers a
28-23 advantage.                                          UC RUSHING: Mauk 15-52; UC PASSING: Mauk 19-34-0-323; UC RECEIVING: Barnett 10-210; Goodman 4-
                                                          64; UC TACKLES (TFL/QS): Nakamura 10 (1/0); Byrd 9; UC INTERCEPTIONS: Mickens.
   West Virginia’s Boogie Allen recovered the ensu-
ing onsides kick, and Slaton did the rest by rushing      Attendance - 35,097
for 26 yards, gaining two first downs to allow the

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Game 11: The Connecticut Game
No. 3/4 West Virginia 66, No. 20 UConn 21 • Nov. 24, 2007 • Morgantown, W.Va.
   No. 3/4 West Virginia rolled up 624 yards of total     yards rushing and 107 passing for 293 yards of
offense, including 517 yards rushing, in routing No.20/   total offense and three scores. White’s performance
21 Connecticut, 66-21, at Milan Puskar Stadium.           was the fifth best BIG EAST rushing performance
   The win secured West Virginia its fourth BIG EAST      by a quarterback, and he became just the fifth
championship in the last five years, and guaran-          player all-time to pass and rush for 1,000 yards in
teed the Mountaineers a berth in the Bowl Cham-           consecutive seasons. Devine added 118 yards on
pionship Series. The contest also saw Steve Slaton        the ground, and Reynaud caught five passes for
and Patrick White both reach the 1,000-yard rush-         76 yards. Ivy led the defense with 11 tackles and
ing mark for the second-straight year, becoming           three TFL.
just the third set of teammates in NCAA history to           Lorenzen finished with 151 yards passing, and
reach 1,000-yards rushing in two-straight seasons.        Brown rushed for 129 yards to pace the Husky at-
   Connecticut started the scoring in the first quar-     tack. Kanuch pulled in 63 yards receiving, and Scott
ter when the Huskies moved 92 yards and scored            Lutrus led the UConn defense with nine tackles.
on Tyler Lorenzen’s six-yard pass to Brad Kanuch.            West Virginia rushed for 517 yards and passed
   It did not take the Mountaineers long to an-           for 107 to total 624 yards of total offense.
swer as they tied the score just two minutes later        Connecticut’s final totals stood at 203 yards rush-
when White scored on a three-yard run.                    ing and 189 yards passing for 392 yards of total
   West Virginia’s Ryan Mundy then recovered a            offense.
Husky fumbled punt at the UConn 14-yard line to              The win upped West Virginia’s record to 10-1, while
set up White’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Darius           UConn finished the regular season at 9-3. The 624
Reynaud with 7:01 left in the first quarter.              yards of total offense was the third most of the
   The Mountaineers upped their advantage to              Rich Rodriguez era at West Virginia, while the 524
17-7 in the second quarter when Pat McAfee con-           yards rushing were the second-most under                                                                                                            Noel Devine
nected on a 46-yard field goal. WVU’s defense set         Rodriguez.
up the game’s next score when linebacker Mortty
Ivy stripped Lorenzen of the ball, and Scooter Berry       Scoring and Statistical Summary
recovered, giving the ball to the offense at the                                                                    1                       2                        3                       4                        F
WVU 40-yard line. WVU’s dynamic duo took care of           Connecticut ............................................ 7 ..................... 7 ...................... 0 ....................... 7 .................... 21
the rest with a 29-yard rush from White and a 31-          West Virginia ......................................... 14 ................... 10 .................... 21 ..................... 21 ................... 66
yard touchdown scamper from Slaton, giving the
                                                           1st             UConn-        Brad Kanuch 6 pass from Tyler Lorenzen (Tony Ciaravino kick)
Mountaineers a 24-7 advantage.                                             WVU -         Patrick White 3 rush (Pat McAfee kick)
   Connecticut got on the board again just before                          WVU -         Darius Reynaud 14 pass from White (McAfee kick)
halftime when the Huskies made good on a 10-               2nd             WVU -         McAfee 46 FG
play, 77-yard drive that ended with a Donald Brown                         WVU -         Steve Slaton 31 rush (McAfee kick)
two-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 24-14.                        UConn-        Donald Brown 2 rush (Ciaravino kick)
   Third quarter action belonged to West Virginia          3rd             WVU -         White 24 rush (McAfee kick)
                                                                           WVU -         Noel Devine 25 rush (McAfee kick kick)
as the Mountaineers put up 21 unanswered points.                           WVU -         Reed Williams 0 fumble recovery (McAfee kick)
First, it was White’s 24-yard run for a score, fol-        4th             WVU -         Slaton 3 rush (McAfee kick)
lowed by true freshman Noel Devine’s 25-yard                               WVU -         Jock Sanders 1 rush (McAfee kick)
touchdown run, and then the Mountaineer de-                                WVU -         Ed Collington 1 rush (Chris Glenn kick)
                                                                           UConn-        Anthony Davis 2 pass from Dennis Brown (Ciaravino kick)
fense got in on the action. Linebacker Reed Will-
iams recovered a Lorenzen fumble in the end zone                                                                                          UConn                  WVU
for a commanding 45-14 WVU advantage heading               First Downs ................................................................... 22 .................... 26
into the final quarter.                                    Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 50/203 ............. 52/517
                                                           Passing Yardage .......................................................... 189 .................. 107
   The Mountaineers were far from done as the              Passes ...................................................................... 18/34/0 ............. 9/13/1
string of unanswered points reached 42, before             Punts ....................................................................... 9/355/39.4 ...... 3/158/52.7
the Huskies finally scored again in the game’s final       Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 3/3 .................... 1/0
minute. Slaton added his second touchdown with             Return Yardage .............................................................. 12 .................... 77
a three-yard run, before true freshman Jock Sand-          Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 5/42 ................. 4/35
                                                           Time of Possession ................................................... 34:19 ............... 25:41
ers accounted for all the yardage in the drive, high-
lighted by a 58-yard run for a 59-14 lead. Tailback        WVU RUSHING: White 16-186; Devine 11-118; WVU PASSING: White 9-13-1-107; WVU RECEIVING:
Ed Collington finished out the scoring for WVU with        Reynaud 5-76; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Ivy 11 (3/2); Williams 8; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None.
a one-yard run, before UConn added a two-yard
                                                           UCONN RUSHING: Brown 22-129; UCONN PASSING: Lorenzen 14-28-0-151; UCONN RECEIVING: Kanuch
touchdown pass to put the final totals at 66-21.           3-63; UCONN TACKLES (TFL/QS): Lutrus 9 (1/0); Deleston 8; UCONN INTERCEPTIONS: Lansanah.
   White was outstanding once again with 186
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Game 12: The Pitt Game - 100 Years of The Backyard Brawl
Pitt 13, No. 1/2 West Virginia 9 • Dec. 1, 2007 • Morgantown, W.Va.
   Pitt came into the 100th edition of the “Back-    line, and the Panthers came away with another
yard Brawl” and stunned No. 1/2 West Virginia        field goal, from 18 yards away, by Lee to up
with a 13-9 upset victory at Milan Puskar Sta-       their advantage to 13-7 with 6:17 left in the con-
dium.                                                test.
   The Panthers were led by tailback LeSean             Needing an offensive boast, the injured White
McCoy with 148 yards rushing. West Virginia was      re-entered the game with 6:17 left and had two
led by a solid defensive effort paced by line-       possessions, trying to lead the comeback. White
backers Marc Magro with 17 tackles, followed by      marched the Mountaineers to as close as the
Reed Williams with 11 and Mortty Ivy with 10.        Pitt 21-yard line, but both drives stalled, and Pitt
   The Mountaineer defense tried to set the table    securred the victory by running out the clock and
for the game’s first score, when Antonio Lewis       taking a safety in the game’s final seconds.
intercepted a Pat Bostick pass and returned it          West Virginia came into the contest ranked
48 yards to the Pitt 27-yard line. West Virginia’s   second in the nation is rushing offense, but fin-
offense moved the ball to the two-yard line,         ished with only 104 yards rushing to go along
before a missed WVU field goal kept the game         with 79 yards passing to total 183 yards of total
scoreless with 11:44 left in the first quarter.      offense.
   After the Panthers were held on downs in             Pitt finished with 67 yards passing and 158
their next two possessions, the Mountaineer          yards rushing to total 225 yards of total offense.
offense embarked on a 10-play, 42-yard drive         The Panthers also won the time of possession
down to the Pitt 15-yard line, but another missed    battle by a 36:19 to 23:41 count.
WVU field goal kept the game scoreless head-            The loss dropped West Virginia in the final
ing into the second quarter.                         regular-season polls to No. 9 in the coaches’ and
   West Virginia became the first team to light      No. 11 in the AP. The Mountaineers earned a
up the scoreboard with just 1:43 left in the half.   berth to play No.3 Oklahoma in the Tositios Fi-
Backup quarterback Jarrett Brown entered the         esta Bowl.
game for Pat White, after White suffered a dis-                                                                                                                                                             Marc Magro
located thumb, and rumbled six-yards for a touch-
down and a 7-0 Mountaineer advantage.
   Pitt made the most of the last 1:43 left in the
first half and moved to the West Virginia 31-
yard line, where Conor Lee converted a 48-yard
                                                      Scoring and Statistical Summary
                                                                                                                1                       2                        3                       4                        F
field goal as time expired to put the halftime        Pitt       .............................................. 0 ..................... 3 ...................... 7 ....................... 3 .................... 13
score at 7-3 in favor of West Virginia.               West Virginia .......................................... 0 ..................... 7 ...................... 0 ....................... 2 ..................... 9
   West Virginia returned the opening kickoff of
the second half 31 yards before a fumble gave         2nd             WVU-         Jarrett Brown 6 rush (Pat McAfee kick)
                                                                      PITT -       Conor Lee 48 FG
the Panthers the ball at the WVU 48-yard line.        3rd             PITT -       Pat Bostick 1 rush (Lee kick)
   Mixing the running of McCoy with timely pass-      4th             WVU -        Lee 18 FG
ing from Bostick, along with a fake punt on                           WVU -        Team Safety
fourth and one, the Panthers put together an
11-play drive that ended with Bostick’s one-yard                                                                                       PITT                 WVU
                                                      First Downs ................................................................... 15 .................... 12
plunge into the end zone for a 10-7 lead.             Rushes/Yards ............................................................ 52/158 ............. 41/104
   The key to the third quarter was ball control,     Passing Yardage ........................................................... 67 .................... 79
and the Mountaineers managed only four of-            Passes ...................................................................... 10/19/2 ............. 9/16/0
fensive plays in the quarter. The Panther of-         Punts ....................................................................... 6/216/36.0 ...... 4/178/44.5
fense methodically controlled the ball, and after     Fumbles/Lost ................................................................ 0/0 .................... 5/3
                                                      Return Yardage ............................................................... 8 ..................... 57
another long drive of 13 plays used up the quar-      Penalties/Yards ............................................................ 7/55 ................. 2/20
ter, the Panthers came up empty when Lee              Time of Possession ................................................... 36:19 ............... 23:41
missed from 35 yards out.
   West Virginia’s offense continued to struggle      WVU RUSHING: White 14-41; WVU PASSING: White 5-10-0-50; WVU RECEIVING: Reynaud 3-46;
early in the fourth, and while another Panther        WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Magro 17; Williams 11; Ivy 10 (2/0) WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Lewis.
possession did not produce any points, it ate up      PITT RUSHING: McCoy 38-148; PITT PASSING: Bostick 10-19-2-67; PITT RECEIVING: Turner 3-29; Strong 2-
another 3:38 of the quarter, before giving the        25; PITT TACKLES (TFL/QS): McKillop 9 (1/0); Clermond 8 (2/2); PITT INTERCEPTIONS: None.
ball back to West Virginia.
   However, a third Mountaineer fumble was            Attendance - 60,100
recovered by Pitt at the West Virginia 26-yard

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