Players of the Game - VT

Quincy Wilson and Brian King each turned in big plays in WVU's 21-18 win over Virginia Tech.

Wilson, our pick for offensive player of the game racked up 125 yards on 11 carries for the Mountaineers. He also had the game winning score with a 42 yard jaunt in the third quarter against a Hokie defense that had given up just 80 yards per contest coming into the night.

Wilson averaged 11.4 yards per carry as he showed his bruising running style to a national television audience. He also caught three passes for 12 yards on the night.

King, matched up one on one with Tech's Ernest Wilford for much of the night, turned in a stellar defensive effort. He held the taller and heavier Wilford to five receptions, and didn't give up any big plays to the talented Hokie wideout.

Brian King
King also turned in two huge plays in the fourth quarter. First, he made an open field tackle on quarterback Bryan Randall that likely prevented a long touchdown run. King was the sole defender on the left side of the field to defend againsst Randall's scramble, but he made a sure tackle to hold the Tech QB for a short gain.

Then King's clutch interception in the end zone on second down with twelve seconds to go preserved the big three point win.

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