Marshall has also been able to get a better grip on the ball after battling a finger injury that affected his passing during the Syracuse and Temple games. The dry, warmer enivronment indoors has allowed the finger to stay loose, and as a result Marshall appears to be throwing the ball as well as he has at any time this season.
Preparations over the past couple of sessions have been focused on a great deal of individual drills and skeleton periods, where only parts of the offensive and defensive units take the field. While the offensive and defensive lines have taken a few periods to go head to head, much of the scrimmage work has been seven against seven.
Defensive lineman Ernest Hunter remained in an injury jersey on Wednesday, but both he and running back Kay Jay Harris are expected to play against Maryland. Fred Blueford, however, is still unable to do much more than walk around the field, and with the game only two weeks away, prospects for his participation appear dim.
The Mountaineers will practice through this weekend, then head for home for three days before regrouping in Jacksonville on Christmas evening. WVU will have five or six workouts in Florida before the Gator Bowl on January 1.