Clamping Down

West Virginia gave up 26 rushing yards on its first defensive series against Syracuse, but clamped down to allow just 46 the rest of the game.

West Virginia linebacker Reed Williams noted that the Mountaineers might not have bee prepared for the straight-ahead rushing attack so early in the contest, especially given Syracuse's lackluster running game to date. However, some tightening up of execution, combined with some fiery speeches from Williams himself as well as WVU's coaches, helped overcome the early shakiness and led to a dominating West Virginia defensive effort.

In this interview, Williams also discusses Josh Taylor's interception, Pat Lazear's return of Taylor's fumble, and getting ready to play early.

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