Players of the Game - Temple

Rasheed Marshall and James Davis turned in excellent performances against Temple to earn our player of the game honors.

Marshall sparked WVU's three first quarter touchdown drives with crisp passing and excellent running to stake the Mountaineers to a 21-0 lead.

Rasheed converted two third plays during the drives, and again avoided throwing an interception in his efficient performance.

Rasheed finished the day with 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and added 74 yards on 10-18 passing to pace the Mountaineer attack.

Defensively, linebacker James Davis headed a West Virginia unit that shut the Owls down for much of the game.

James Davis
Davis racked up five tackles, forced a fumble that led to a Temple safety, and broke up a pass in coverage. Davis also pressure Owl quaterback Mike McGann into a bad deep pass early in the third quarter that was picked off by cornerback Lance Frazier. Frazier returned the interception to the Owl 16 yard line, setting up another TD that extended WVU's lead to 40-0.

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