Mountaineers Racking Up Honors

Maybe they ought to rename the Big East Players of the Week Awards to "This Week's WVU Standouts".

A pair of WVU senior stalwarts teamed up to grab offensive and defensive player of the week awards from the Big East Conference after West Virginia's 52-31 beating of Pitt.

Wilson (Weirton, W. Va.) ran for a career-best 208 yards in West Virginia's 52-31 win over Pittsburgh. The senior running back scored four times, also a career standard. His rushing total tied for the eighth best single-game performance in Mountaineer history, as he posted 6.1 yards per carry. Wilson also had two receptions for 22 yards.

Wiley (Trappe, Pa.) garners defensive accolades after recording 15 tackles (eight solo) in the WVU win. The senior linebacker also had an interception in the end zone that stalled a Panther drive in the third quarter. He added two tackles for loss, one sack and a pass break-up. Wiley led a Mountaineer defense that held Pittsburgh to just 10 rushing yard, the fourth time this season West Virginia has held its opponent under 100 yards rushing.

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