Double Dip

West Virginia's 28-7 pasting of Virginia Tech earned two Mountaineers mention from the Big East Conference.

Running back Quincy Wilson and defensive back Brian King both earned player of the week honors from the conference as a result of their stellar play against the Hokies.

Wilson (Weirton, W. Va.) rushed 33 times for a season-high 178 yards in West Virginia's 28-7 upset of then-No. 3 Virginia Tech. The senior running back scored the game's first touchdown on a five-yard rush in the first quarter. Seven of his rushes were for 10 or more yards, as he finished with 5.4 yards per carry. Wilson has run for 355 yards and four touchdowns in his last two games and is third in the BIG EAST in rushing with 115.7 yards per contest.

King (Damascus, Md.) led a fierce Mountaineer defense that held Virginia Tech without an offensive touchdown for the first time since 2001. The senior safety had two drive-stopping interceptions, becoming the 27th WVU player to accomplish the feat and the first to do so in four years. The first pickoff stopped VT's opening drive and led to an 11-play, 90-yard scoring march by the Mountaineers. The second interception stopped a Hokie drive in the fourth quarter. King finished the game with seven tackles (one for loss) and three pass break-ups.


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