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October 12, 2009 03:46 PM

Posted by Tony Caridi on Monday, October 12, 2009
(3:48 pm)

Did you know that …

  • Noel Devine’s 11-yard touchdown reception to start the scoring at Syracuse was his first touchdown reception as a Mountaineer.

  • Reed Williams led WVU in tackles last season against Marshall with 11. Reed also recorded two tackles for losses.

  • Jarrett Brown and Noel Devine have combined to produce 403 of West Virginia’s 449 yards of total offense per game.

  • Syracuse coach Doug Marrone has already named Greg Paulus his starting quarterback in the Orange’s next game against Akron.

  • Marshall safety Ashton Hall broke Randy Moss’ vertical jump record of 43 inches with a leap of 44 inches.

  • Josh Taylor’s interception at Syracuse marked the second straight time a WVU defensive lineman intercepted a pass at the Carrier Dome. Keilen Dykes pilfered a pass in the 2007 visit.

  • West Virginia leads the Big East in rushing, punting, third-down conversions, and field goals. The Mountaineers are second in total offense, rushing defense, pass offense, punt return, field goals, and time of possession.

  • Fullback Ryan Clarke is averaging a touchdown every four carries.

  • West Virginia has outscored Marshall by an average of 40-17 since the series was resumed in 1997.

  • Friday’s Mountaineer Madness will feature a host of former WVU players returning to sign autographs and compete in a free throw shooting contest. There will be an autograph session up on the concourse level during Friday night’s volleyball match before the festivities begin at 8:30 pm.
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