West Virginia's Defense Made the Final Key Play in a Cactus Bowl Full of Them

PHOENIX - West Virginia's defense, hobbled by injuries and setback by academic casualties, made just enough plays as the Mountaineers held off Arizona State 43-42 in the Cactus Bowl on Saturday.

Here, take a listen to Kyle Rose, above, and Terrell Chestnut and Noble Nwachukwu, below, as they dissect the game and detail the Mountaineers' effort and execution in the win. Rosse also speaks to what it means to be a Mountaineer, and how his football career has shaped his collegiate experience and his life. Chestnut details some of the changes the defense made as the game progressed, and why ASU's passing attack was so effective.

And finally, below, Nwachukwu dissects the pass rush, the loss of Eric Kinsey, and how West Virginia approached the second half after playing fairly solid defense over the initial 30 minutes. Nwachukwu also talks about his effort, and how WVU tried to pressure and collpaase the pocket.


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