It seems as if we tend to overlook Rasheed Marshall's quietly stellar play each week, but we're rectifying that mistake by naming him as our offensive player of the week.
Marshall was again outstanding, completing 14 of 19 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns against just one interception. He also again was WVU's leading ground gainer, picking up 81 yards on 12 carries for a healthy 6.8 yards per carry average.
After leading WVU to two first quarter scores, Marshall steadied the Mountaineers by directing three touchdowns in their next four possessions to put the game away. The last of those drives was a masterful 12 play, 89-yard march in which the senior signalcaller twice got the Mountaineers out of second down and long situations.
Let it be heard - WVU will miss Rasheed mightily next year, so enjoy him now.
Defensively, free safety Jahmile Addae got WVU off to a good start, and turned in a solid performance to earn our defensive honors.
Addae picked off a Walter Washington pass after WVU's opening score and returned it 47 yards to the Temple 33-yard line to set up the Mountaineers' second score. On the run, Addae displayed some nifty moves, avoiding at least two tacklers before being dragged down in front of the WVU bench.
Addae also was solid in run support, racking up ten tackles, including five solo stops, against the Owl offense.