For the second week in a row, a quarterback takes home the BlueGoldNews.com offensive player of the game honors.
Last week, Adam Bednarik's heady play led him to the honor. This week, it was the explosive running of counterpart Pat White that snared the award. White carried the ball 11 times for a game high 107 yards, and completed six of ten passes for another 82. The highlight of his night was a 48 yard touchdown scamper on fourth down and one in which he raced untouched around left end and sprinted past the outclassed Wofford defense.
For the second week in a row, White played with poise and confidence, and did not commit a major mistake as he helped the Mountaineers put away the 1-AA Terriers.
On defense, linebacker Bobby Hathaway showed his hard-hitting, run stuffing ability by helping to hold the strong Terrier rushing attack to a meager 1.7 yards per carry. Hathaway had eight tackles, including three solo stops, and forced a Terrier fumble that he also recovered.
Jason Gwaltney earns a ball for another punishing hit. For the second week in a row, the powerful freshman put a defender on his backside as he ripped off a nice gain.
Warren Young showed flashes of his potential by recording sacks on back to back plays in the second half. Young shared the second sack with linemate Ernest Hunter, and showed that he has the ability to inject himself into the defensive line rotation.
Jeremy Bruce recorded the first catch of his career, and it was an important one. Bruce stretched out to his full extension and snared a pass in WVU's two-minute drill at the end of the first half, managing to drag a foot inbounds as he cradled the ball along the
West Virginia sideline.