Players of the Game - Cincinnati

A pair of veterans helped lead WVU past Cincinnati on a humid night in the Queen City, and thereby earn our player of the game honors.

On defense, cornerback Brian King gets the nod after earning a starting assignment for the Mountaineers.

King recorded seven tackles and broke up a pass to help West Virginia's pass defense bounce back against a talented Cincinnati offense.

As usual, King's sure tackling was the highlight of his play, as he made crisp, smart hits and finished well by wrapping up opposing pass catchers.

Offensively, the pick goes to Avon Cobourne, who bounced back from a couple of so-so performances to record 193 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries. Cobourne averaged 6.4 yards per carry, and added a fifteen yard reception to his offensive total.

Avon Cobourne
Cobourne's big night was just what the doctor ordered for the up and down WVU offense, as the Mountaineers were able to control the line of scrimmage on offense for most of the evening.

While Cobourne's selection seemed obvious, fellow backfield mate Quincy Wilson also made a strong push for honors. Wilson ran hard and racked up 88 yards on just nine carries. If we gave a supporting award, Quicny woiuld have it hands down.

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