Tavon Austin had a big day against Rutgers to help send his senior teammates off in stylw. Ironically, one of those was Noel Devine, who has provided much of the electricity to the Mountaineer offense over the past three seasons. Hampered by injuries during his final campaign, Devine has seen Austin take over that role during recent weeks.
The sophomore receiver doesn't see it that way, of course, and he certainly doesn't speak of unseating Devine or anyone else. The fact is, though, that the speedy Maryland native has done just that. The evidence grew to undeniable proportions in the Rutgers game, as Austin caught six passes for 121 yards and a score and raced 46 yards on his only carry for another touchdown. That, on top of two scoring receptions in the win over Pitt a week ago has solidified his status as West Virginia's playmaker.
In this interview, the soft-spoken Austin describes his touchdown run, discusses his joy at sending his senior teammates out with a win in their final home game, and notes that the Big East championship continues a string of titles for him stretching back through his high school career.