BlueGoldNews.com Players of the Game - Va Tech

A pair of players that had great success in WVU's 2002 win over the Hokies are our selections for players of the game in the Mountaineers' 28-7 spanking of the traitorous defectors from Blacksburg.

Defensive back Brian King recorded two drive killing interceptions to power West Virginia's defensive shutdown of the Hokies.

King snuffed Tech's first drive of the game by stepping in front of a Bryan Randall pass at his own ten yard line, then extinguished another Hokie push with a beautiful over the shoulder pick off in the third quarter. The first interception sparked the WVU offense, which responded with a 90 yard touchdown drive.

King's play was all the more remarkable as he again played with a bulky wrap on his chronically sore wrist.



Quincy Wilson
On offense, superback Quincy Wilson was again at his ping-ponging best, bounding off tacklers and running over others on the way to a game high 178 yards. Wilson scored WVU's second touchdown of the game on a tough five yeard run, and continually scorched the Hokie front seven with punishing runs between the tackles.

Jsut as they did last season in Blacksburg, both players came up with key plays, at critical junctures in the game, to give WVU a big win and Virginia Tech an ignominious send off to their new conference.


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