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Freshman Daikiel Shorts topped West Virginia with seven catches for 63 yards in Saturday’s 24-17 win over William & Mary.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A look inside, behind and around the numbers that comprised West Virginia’s 24-17 win over William & Mary on Saturday:

7—Team-high number of receptions for WVU freshman Daikiel Shorts (“Pretty good, huh?” said offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson.)

3:52—Amount of game time required for Charles Sims to score his first WVU touchdown.

6—Snaps taken by Clint Trickett

65—Snaps taken by Paul Millard

50.6—Punting average for Nick O’Toole, including a 60-yarder in the fourth quarter out of his own endzone. (“Shout out to Nick O’Toole—talk about flipping the field,” said coach Dana Holgorsen.)

44—Number of running plays for West Virginia

27—Number of passing plays for West Virginia

23—Carries for Charles Sims, within three of his single-game career high. (“I didn’t even know I had that many carries,” he said. “I was just going with the flow of the game—just basically having fun.”)

8—Number of first-time starters for WVU on Saturday

2—Third-down conversions for the Mountaineers in 10 attempts

108—Receiving yards for William & Mary’s Tre McBride on three receptions. (“This was normal for him last year. I hope he keeps making these plays,” said Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock.)

409—Total offense for WVU

309—Total offense for William & Mary

14—Game-high number of tackles for Tribe safety Jerome Couplin III (“This is our one chance each year to suit up against what people call the big-boy schools. And just because they’re in the BCS doesn’t mean we can’t play with them, and it doesn’t mean we don’t belong on the field with them.”)

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  • Allen

    I was WVU had some fans and not bandwagons.

  • Davy

    Oh well. Next week will most likely suck .

    • EPR

      Guarantee it will. Hate to say it but after watching Oklahoma play last night, it's gonna be ugly..

  • Fatty

    He looked good as long as he had enough time. O line def needs to play better next week.

  • Chief Casavantes

    Millard is our QB for sure. He was decisive, made good reads, and distributed the ball well.