Players of the Game - ECU

A record setting performance by Kay Jay Harris highlighted WVU's big win over East Carolina and made him the obvious choice for our offensive player of the game honors.

Harris rushed for a school and Big East record 331 yards to lead the Mountaineers to the blowout win. Even more impressive was Harris' per carry average of 13.5 yards, as he racked up his total on just 25 carries.

Harris downplayed his achievements, instead preferring to credit his offensive line, but it was apparent that the big senior was primed to start the season off right.

As if the rushing totals weren't enough, Harris also scored four of WVU's eight touchdowns. He broke WVU's single-quarter and one half rushing records as well, as he raced around and through the outclassed Pirate defense.

Adam Lehnortt
Defensively, it was a bit tougher to make a pick, as no fewer than 33 players got into the stat book. When in doubt, go with a senior, we say, and so we'll follow our own advice and pick linebacker Adam Lehnortt.

The Pennsylvania native had 3.5 tackles, inclduing two behind the line for nine yards in losses, He also had a pass defelction, and perhaps more importantly, put a good bit of pressure on ECU quarterback James Pinkney,forcing several errant throws as he blitzed the Pirate passer.

Although Lehnortt did not record a sack, he put at least two hits on Pinkney that resulted in incompletions.

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