Super Sanders

WVU wide receiver Jock Sanders broke West Virginia's all-time record for receptions against Pitt, but to no one's surprise he was happier that the Mountaineers came out on top in the Backyard Brawl.

Sanders was aware of the third-quarter catch which gave him the record, but he was thinking more about what West Virginia had to do to win the game. After being shut out in the first half, Sanders caught a pass from Geno Smith to open the third quarter, and he turned it into an eight-yard gain to get the mark. He was just as happy, if not happier, two plays later when Smith completed a 71-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin to give the Mountaineers a 21-7 lead.

Sanders finished the game with four catches for 70 yards, the biggest of which might have been a signature catch-and-run in the fourth quarter. On the play, Sanders took a wide receiver screen from Smith, made a great move on a Pitt defender and scooted 13 yards for a first down at the Pitt two-yard line. That play, which turned a third down and seven into another point-blank scoring chance, drove the final nail in the Panthers' coffin.

In this interview, Sanders briefly touches on the record, explains the recognition that helped set up the screen pass, and described the feeling of winning on the road against Pitt.


Jock Sanders Interview


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