WVU 35, East Carolina 20: Offense Rolls Despite Miscues

Posted by Frank Ahrens on September-13-2009 Add Comments

Don't get too caught up in the mistakes made by West Virginia on Saturday during its 35-20 payback victory over East Carolina—the penalties, the fumbles, the strange calls by the refs. All those things can be fixed. If WVU couldn't move the ball or stop East Carolina from moving the ball, those are things that couldn't be fixed.

Instead, WVU moved the ball at will against the Pirates, when the Mountaineers got out of their own way. East Carolina could do nothing to stop WVU's deep passing game other than wave at the receivers on the way by. Bradley Starks, Alric Arnett, Tavon Austin all burned the Pirates' secondary for deep balls.

On the other side, WVU's defense dominated the Pirates, registering four sack...

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