West Virginia got a clutch performance from kicker Pat McAfee, who made two huge plays down the stretch to give the Mountaineers a chance to pull of a victory they, in all reality, probably didn't deserve.
McAfee hit an onside kick with 18.8 seconds to go as well as he possibly could. The rest of the onside kick team did the rest, with linebackers J.T. Thomas and Pat Lazear blowing up an unidentified Bearcat and senior linebacker Mortty Ivy falling on the live pigskin.
Two plays later, McAfee hit what is likely the biggest kick of his career, a 52-yarder as time expired that left the Mountaineers and Bearcats tied at 20-20.
Defensively, cornerback Brandon Hogan played his best game on that side of the ball, and quite possibly the best game overall of his two-year career. Hogan finished with nine tackles and blanketed Bearcat receivers all over the field, finishing with two pass break-ups as well.
The Mountaineer defense registered eight tackles for a loss in all for 38 yards. Included in that total were three sacks for 25 yards.