Players of the Game - UCF

Two stars of the Mountaineer team shone their brightest under the night skies of Central Florida.

Quarterback Rasheed Marshall had one of his best games as a Mountaineer, throwing for 225 yards and four touchdowns as the Mountaineers rolled past Central Florida by the score of 45-20. Marshall connected on 14 of his 18 attempts and made very few mistakes to earn our offensive player of the game.

"I think I only had one bad read, when I missed Miquelle (Henderson) down the sideline," Marshall said afterward. "Of course, I don't think coach Rod will think I missed just one read."

Marshall was also a threat running the ball, twice ripping off big gains on quarterback draws in long yardage situations. The second went for a 17 yard touchdown that gave WVU an early 14-0 lead. The WVU senior totalled 65 yards on just nine carries.

Defensively, it was the flamboyant Adam Jones that carried the day to earn our player of the game honors.

Adam Jones
Jones was credited with ten tackles, including an impressive nine solo stops. He made every kind of play, from open field hits on wide receivers to run jamming forces at the line of scrimmage.

Jones added two punt returns for 75 yards and two kickoff returns for 35 more, putting him over the centry mark. He nearly broke both punt returns, and admitted that he "ran out of gas" on the second. That return, however, went for 47 yards and positioned the Mountaineers for Brad Cooper's 54-yard field goal, which gave them a commanding lead with 11:18 to go in the game.

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