September 1, 2012

Five keys to victory: WVU over Marshall

No. 11 West Virginia scored a 69-34 victory over Marshall in the final scheduled installment of the Friends of Coal Bowl racking up 655-yards of total offense. Here's's five keys to the final outcome.

5. J.D. Woods/defensive turnovers. All off-season the question has been asked which receiver was going to step up behind Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey and if Saturday is any indication Woods took that role and ran with it passing his production from all of last season with seven grabs for 75 yards and a touchdown. Tied with Woods as the fifth key, were the two turnovers produced by the West Virginia defense. While both came later in the game, they both led to touchdowns, effectively closing the door for Marshall.

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