No. 21/25 Cincinnati vs. No. 5/5 West Virginia Notes|
Nov. 17, 2007
Final Score (Record) No. 5/5 West Virginia (8-1, 3-1) 28 No. 21/25 Cincinnati (8-2, 3-2) 23 Attendance 35,097 (The third sellout this season and the 16th sellout in Nippert Stadium history.) Series West Virginia leads, 14-1-1 Game Notes Game captains were #72
Final Score (Record)
No. 5/5 West Virginia (8-1, 3-1) 28
No. 21/25 Cincinnati (8-2, 3-2) 23
35,097 (The third sellout this season and the 16th sellout in Nippert Stadium history.)
West Virginia leads, 14-1-1
Game captains were #72Digger Bujnoch and #13 Haruki Nakamura for Cincinnati and #3 Larry Williams, #6 Antonio Lewis, #11 Adam Bednarik, and #53 Marc Magro for West Virginia. Cincinnati won the coin toss and elected to receive. WVU defended the south endzone.
Barnett finished with the most receiving yards since Jim O'Brien recorded 212 receiving yards against Ohio on November 16, 1968. He finished the game with 10 receptions and 210 yards, putting him in fourth place in school history for receiving yards in a game.
Mauk attempted his first career punt in the first quarter, pinning WVU at the 3 yard line. Mauk's punt was 36 yards.
The 42-yard field goal byJake Rogers in the second quarter was his second-longest field goal of the season (55-yards against Oregon State).
WVU became only the third Cincinnati opponent this season to rush for more than 100 yards for the game and did so in the first half (125 yards). Cincinnati defeated Southeast Missouri State (175 rushing yards) and lost to Pittsburgh (260 rushing yards).
The Bearcats finished with84 rushing yards as a team. It is only the second time this season that Cincinnati has been held to less than 100-yards rushing (30 yards in the 34-3 victory over Oregon State).
Mauk finished the game with 323 passing yards, his second 300-yard passing game of the season (324 yards in 28-24 loss to Louisville).
Bradley Glatthaar recorded his team-leading seventh rushing touchdown (1-yard run) of the season in the fourth quarter.
WVU Game Notes
WVU game captains against
Coach Rich Rodriguez selects game captains each week. Permanent team captains will be elected at the end of the regular season.
There were no first-time starters at
Schmitt's First Quarter Touchdown
Owen Schmitt scored on a four-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. It was Schmitt's third rushing touchdown of the season and 12th of his career.
First Quarter Fumble Recovery
Ryan Mundy recovered Ben Mauk's fumble late in the first quarter. The recovery marked WVU's 14th of the season. The Mountaineers have recovered at least one opponent fumble in six straight contests and in nine of 10 games this season.
White's Touchdown Runs
Patrick White tallied two touchdown runs (7, 4) in the contest marking his 11th and 12th of the season and 36th and 37th of his career.
White has now rushed for at least one touchdown in five consecutive contests. The touchdowns also marked his third multiple rushing touchdown game and 11th of his career.
White now boasts 26 rushing touchdowns in his last 17 games.
With his 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, Steve Slaton set WVU's career scoring record for non-kickers. He now shows 318 career points, passing Ira Errett Rodgers who had 313 points from 1915-1919.
Slaton's Touchdown Run
Steve Slaton's 1-yard touchdown run marked his 15th rushing touchdown of the season and 48th of his career. He has now scored at least one touchdown in each of his last four contests. He is already WVU's career rushing touchdowns leader (48) and career total touchdowns leader (53).
Slaton Moves to Second in Career All-Purpose
Steve Slaton's 151 all-purpose yards against
White Goes for 100 Rushing
Patrick White finished the game with 155 yards rushing, his 13th career 100-yard rushing output. White is now tied for fourth all-time with Arthur Owens (1972-75) on WVU's career 100-yard rushing outputs.
White's yardages mark his third straight 100-yard rushing game (156 at Rutgers; 147 vs.
Slaton Goes for 100 Rushing as Well
Steve Slaton rushed for 103 yards against the Bearcats, marking his 21st career 100-yard rushing performance, tying him with former Mountaineer Amos Zereoue (1996-98) for second on WVU's career 100-yard rushing list.
It was his sixth 100-yard rushing performance this season.
Dynamic Duo Rushes For 100 Each In Same Game
Patrick White and Steve Slaton each reached the century mark against
WVU is now 7-1 all-time when Slaton and White both rush for 100 yards in a game.
Two Hundred Yards of Total Offense
Patrick White reached 200 yards of total offense for the third straight game. He finished with 155 yards rushing and 140 yards passing for 295 yards of total offense.
In his last three games, White has now tallied 923 yards of total offense.
Career BIG EAST TD Responsible For
Patrick White's two touchdown runs against the Bearcats give him 69 total touchdowns responsible for in his career, tying former Mountaineer quarterback Rasheed Marshall (2001-04) for WVU's all-time career TD responsible for.
White Tops 3,000 career rushing yards
With his 155 yards rushing against
He becomes the first BIG EAST quarterback to break the 3,000 yard plateau and just the 12th quarterback in NCAA history to do so.
Dating back to 2005, WVU has 108 rushing touchdowns in its last 29 games.
WVU has now 31-4 over its last 35 games and is now 16-3 in its last 19 BIG EAST games.
WVU improves 24-3 with Patrick White as its starting QB.
WVU improves to 27-3 with Steve Slaton as its starting RB.