Marshall was pretty much the entire Mountaineer offense, and he almost carried West Virginia to its third consecutive victory in the Brawl. Forced to scramble and run on almost every passing play, Marshall relied on his speed to give momentum to the West Virginia attack. He averaged 5.8 yards per rush and was only sacked once depsite being the focal point for the Panther defense.
On defense, senior Jason Hardee earned our honors with a tough, gritty performance in the trenches along the defensive line.
WVU limited Pitt to 308 total yards, and harrassed Palko into a 14-38 passing performance. Hardee had four tackles (all solo) and recorded two tackles behind the line of scrimmage for seven yards, including his sack, which cost the Panthers five yards.