Plays Unmade

WVU safety Robert Sands gave credit to North Carolina State's offense for controlling the ball and avoiding mistakes in the Mountaineers' Champs Sports Bowl loss, and lamented his team's inability to create more chances for its offense.

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.

Robert Sands Interview

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