Despite missing part of the game with an injury, sophomore defensive back Sidney Glover was a key player in WVU's 13-7 win over USF.
The Warren, Oh., native had had two takeaways inside his own five-yard line to help West Virginia to the regular season finale victory. He forced and recovered a fumble on
the West Virginia five on USF's first possession, and intercepted a pass
in the end zone to deny the Bulls on a second-quarter drive. That pick sparked a WVU scoring drive that gave the Mountaineers the lead for good. Glover also had four tackles.
Senior kicker Pat McAfee kicked a pair of field goals at a snowy Milan Puskar Stadium and accounted for seven points in the win. He broke a 7-7 tie with a 45-yard field goal at the second quarter gun, giving the Mountaineers a
10-7 halftime lead, and he accounted for the final margin with a 42-yard
field goal in the third quarter. He also had a touchback in the below freezing conditions.
McAfee also averaged 45.5 yards on four punts, bolstering his bid for the Ray Guy Award, which will be presented this week. McAfee is one of three finalists for the award, which is presented to the best collegiate punter in the nation.