BlueGoldNews.com Players of the Game - Miami

West Virginia had a number of valiant efforts in their narrow 22-20 loss to Miami, but none more so than those of superback Quincy Wilson and cornerback Adam Jones.

Wilson, a senior from Weirton, literally willed the Mountaineers into the lead with two minutes to go in the game. Taking a short screen pass on third down and 13, Wilson ran over, around and through almost the entire Hurricane defense on his way to a 33 yard touchdown. That score put West Virginia ahead by the score of 20-19 and very nearly gave WVU the upset win.

On the night, Wilson had 20 carries for 99 yards, and added three receptions for 43 yards, including the big scored near the end of the game.

"It was like it was somebody else out there," Wilson said of his big run.



Adam Jones
On defense, there were a number of efforts worthy of note, inlcuding those of Brian King, Grant Wiley, Mike Lorello, and Adam Lehnortt.

However, our nod goes to Pac Man Jones, who started the game at cornerback in place of Brian King, who moved to free safety.

Jones was credited with 11 tackles, including 1 1/2 behind the line of scrimmage. He also recorded a turnover triple play by forcing a fumble, recovering another and pulling down an interception.

Jones, who also broke up another pass, made an acrobatic interception to prevent a Miami score when he took a pass away from Kellen Winslow in the corner of the Mountaineer end zone.


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