Robert Sands noted that WVU wasn't able to get a turnover or make a big play that could turn the momentum of the game in West Virginia's favor. While the Mountaineers did have the potential for a pair of momentum-swinging turnovers in the fourth quarter, they were unable to come up with a Russell Wilson fumble or a potential interception of the Wolfpack QB.
Sands played well in the game, recording eight tackles and a sack. Many of those stops came in West Virginia's swat package, in which he played what amounts to a linebacker position.
The junior safety, who came to interviews with his helmet and shoes, also discussed his plans for making a decision to turn professional. He is eligible to enter the NFL draft, but must declare his intention to do so by Jan. 15.