The Hokies were unbeaten and ranked No. 3 last season before being embarrassed in Morgantown, 28-7. The Mountaineers rushed for 264 yards and had a 14-0 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter. Tech's only touchdown came on a 50-yard fumble return by cornerback Vincent Fuller late in the second quarter.
Corral Kay-Jay & Co.
Senior Kay-Jay Harris rushed for a school-record 337 yards against East Carolina in the season opener and had 142 against Maryland. But sophomore Jason Colson has averaged 4.6 yards on 54 carries and has scored four touchdowns. They are important reasons for WVU scoring 16 touchdowns on 17 tries after gaining first downs inside its opponents' 20-yard line.
Block That Kick
The Hokies have blocked a punt and a field goal this season, both against Western Michigan. But they have yet to score a touchdown off a return of a block, as has happened in each of the previous six seasons. Coach Frank Beamer said the punt-block unit came close to blocks three times against North Carolina State.
By the Numbers
West Virginia has won the past two meetings and has a 28-20-1 lead in the series, but the Hokies have won 10 of the past 15. . . . Tech's eight passing touchdowns this season are tops in the ACC. . . . Opponents have completed just six passes in each of Tech's past two games. . . . The last time Tech lost two of its first four games was 1995.
The Mountaineers' 6-foot-5 wideout, Chris Henry, has averaged 14.1 yards on 23 catches this season. Six of those receptions went for touchdowns, including two each against Central Florida and James Madison and the seven-yard game-winner in overtime against Maryland. As a sophomore last season, he was the Big East rookie of the year.