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WVU cornerback Brandon Hogan earned a college scholarship on the basis of his offensive abilities, but at West Virginia it's been his big defensive plays that have made him a valued member of the team.

The latest example of Hogan's big play ability came against Coastal Carolina. Following a Geno Smith interception, the Chanticleers were in position to score and cut into WVU's 10-0 lead. CCU quarterback Zach MacDowall lofted a pass into the end zone, but Hogan made a great play on the ball and picked it off at the back of the end zone to kill off the scoring threat.

That wasn't Hogan's only important play of the evening. He nearly had another pick when he jumped another pass route on third down, and he finished with five tackles as the Mountaineer wound up recording a shutout for the first time in five years.

In this postgame interview, Hogan recounts the interception and discusses the keys to West Virginia's pass defense, which yielded just 47 yards on the afternoon.


Brandon Hogan Interview


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