Now I know why West Virginia hired a new OC as coach in waiting for next year. Even with Noel Devine back healthy - the 'Neers made themselves one dimensional by completely abandoning the run game. Devine was given the ball only 8 times for 50 yds. 28 of those yds came on a nice run to open the 4th qtr which he then fumbled. Turnovers were a killer for WVA as they lost 4 fumbles and 1 INT. The defense was actually not bad even though they let up the most points they have all season at 23.
Midway through the game was 16-7 with NC St having made 3 40+ yd FGs and WVA having missed 2. NC St scored its last TD with 4 minutes left after WVA fumbled it away on their own 7 on a punt return - grooooan. Let's see - terrible play calling, turnovers out the wazoo and poor special teams. Yup - that's the recipe for losing games. Should have taken the under.