Key Moment - USF

In a game full of key moments Pat White's 65-yard scorimg scamper was the biggest momentum swing, and thus earns our nod for the game's key moment.

West Virginia had dominated the first half only to come away with a mere 14-3 lead at the break. South Florida had moved the ball a bit on the Mountaineers and was feeling a bit salty to start the second half. After a big kickoff return to open the second half, the Bulls marched 53 yards in ten plays to the WVU four-yard line before settling for a field goal that cut the lead to 14-6. The Bulls clearly had the momentum and USF's record crowd was fully into the game.

On WVU's very first play following an out of bounds USF kickoff, White broke right on an option with Steve Slaton to the outside. White kept the ball, and after breaking the ankles of two Bull defenders, outraced the entire South Florida secondary to extend WVU's lead to 21-6 and stick a knife right into the heart of the USF faithful.

White's run, which showcased his brilliant speed and excellent decision making, put West Virginia back in command with a 21-6 lead and swung the momentum back to the Gold and Blue side of the field. USF, though able to mount drive again during the game, never was able to assume the initiative in the game.

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