Audena also had two big plays, forcing a pair of fumbles by the Dukes. One of those, in the second quarter, was perhaps the most important of the game. Audena sripped Duke running back Antoinne Bolton of the ball at the 19-yard line, where it was scooped up by linebacker Adam Lehnortt and returned for a touchdown. That play gave the Mountaineers a 21-0 lead at the half, and removed any ideas the visitors had of pulling off an upset.
On offense, it was wide receiver Chris Henry, with two timing pattern touchdown receptions, who snared offensive player of the game honors.
Henry also did a good job in setting up the first score, as he drove hard toward the middle of the field before angling toward the corner to haul in the scoring toss from Rasheed Marshall.
The Louisiana native finished with seven catches for 74 yards to go with the two scores. Although his long catch was just 19 yards, Henry's catches continually kept WVU drives alive. His touchdown receptions came on third and fourth down, respectively.