Pat Eger has provided leadership and motivational inspiration through the tough times of October, and the senior center battled through the limitations of an ankle sprain to help his team win. His love of the game was evident in his postgame comments.
Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson was pleased with the play of the offensive line, and also commented on the performance of Charles Sims, who had 27 touches in the win.
Placekicker Josh Lambert had a career-high three field goals, including his game-winning boot. It was the first such kick of his entire life, but he still treated it with the even-keel approach that characterizes his personality. Always set to move ahead, Lambert said he didn't even know if he'd watch the game winner.
Soft-spoken running back Charles Sims is a man of few words, but his smile spoke volumes as he discussed his best game of the season. The player who Dana Holgorsen says is asked to do more than any running back in the country was the bell cow of the Mountaineer win.
Freshman wide receiver Daikiel Shorts has had an up and down first year, but he has continued to work, and he got the results for his team in the win. He had six catches for 98 yards, including a big 38-yarder that set up a fourth-quarter field goal and helped spark the Mountaineer rally.