Standout Performance

Chris Neild's monster game against Maryland may not have had the flash of statistics that attract most observers, but he was clearly the top defender on the field in West Virginia's 31-17 win over Maryland.

True, Chris Neild had a sack, a rarity for a nose tackle in a three-man front, and recorded four tackles in WVU's win. But just as impressively, the Stroudsburg, Penn., native wreaked havoc on the Terps' offensive front throughout the afternoon.

Neild thought he could be a penetrating force after studying Maryland's film, and he told his coaches that he believed he could get upfield and disrupt the Maryland offense. He backed up that talk repeatedly on the afternoon, getting into the backfield to shut down the Maryland running attack and put pressure on quarterback Jamarr Robinson.

In this interview, Neild discusses the keys to the pressure he was able to unleash, and admitted that getting tackles and sacks brings a different feel to the game.


Chris Neild Interview


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