POG: WVU - Louisville

BlueGoldNews.com highlights the outstanding players and performances from each WVU football game.

Patrick White had a history making day for himself, rushing for 200 yards to become the NCAA's all-time quarterback rushing leader. He was responsibile for five touchdowns in the game, which also broke Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb's Big East record of touchdowns responsible for. White now has 98 in that category, and figures to top the 100 mark before the end of his career.

White gashed the Cardinal defense three times for touchdown runs of 66, 43, and seven yards respectively. He also fired scoring strikes of 30 yards to Dorrell Jalloh and 25 yards to Jock Sanders

White's first touchdown was a run to his right. He broke arm tackles and broke free down the sideline for 66 yards. The second and third touchdowns came almost back-to-back at the beginning of the second half. On the first drive of the half White hit Jalloh on third and ten for the score, then on the next possession went back to the ground.

Following Louisville wide receiver Chris Vaughn's fumble, White found a crease on a designed run and covered 43 yards to the end zone. His final score of the quarter came after Anthony Leonard intercepted a Hunter Cantwell pass and returned it to the seven- yard line. From there White did the rest on a scramble, entering the end zone untouched. His final touchdown was the 25-yard toss to Jock Sanders late in the fourth quarter.

White ended the day with 122 yards through the air with two touchdowns to go along with the double century mark and three touchdowns on the ground. White now has 4,292 rushing yards.

Sidney Glover's performance against the Cardinals provided some of the biggest sparks of the game. His second half tip on a Hunter Cantwell pass led to an Anthony Leonard pick that halted U of L's momentum in the third quarter.

Sidney Glover
Glover had six tackles and three pass breakups that kept Louisville's quarterback and receivers out of the rhythm and help hold the Cardinals, who had 474 yards of total offense, out of the end zone and gave the offense opportunities to widen the gap. He was especially effective on the blitz, knocking down Cantwell pass attempts and getting into his face to disrupt at least two other routes.

Glover kept coming all game on blitzes to pressure Cantwell into making poor decisions and prevented Louisville from getting into rhythm in its passing game.


  • McAfee had one mistake in the kicking game when attempting to kick a 21 yard missed wide left, but he had an extraordinary day punting. Twice he was able to pin the Cardinals back inside their own five-yard line.

    McAfee was 5-5 in PAT's and had four punts, averaging 41.0 yards per kick. He pinned Louisville on their own three- and two- yard lines, and allowed just one return for four yards.

  • This kickoff team was statistically the worst coverage team in the nation coming in, and had given up four kickoffs for more than 60 yards. Head Coach Bill Stewart made it known that he was going find players who want to play and want to make a play and he did.

    The coverage team only allowed the Cardinals 56 return yards on five opportunities, as they oftenused McAfee to kick the ball high and keep it in the air long enough for the coverage team to get into position. Mark Rogers made his first appearence on the coverage team and the return of Jim Lewis and Archie Sims helped as well.

  • Despite not scoring on a golden opportunity from one yard out, Devine fought all game long for every yard. Every time the Mountaineers needed something from Devine he found a way to give it to them, and kept the pressure off of Patrick White. The sophomore running back chewed up massive amounts of yardage on 13 carries. His longest of the day was a 79-yard break out run that yielded no points. Devine had 154 yards on his 13 touches with an amazing 11.8 yards per carry. The performance put him over 100 yards for the season.

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