September 11, 2011

Defense steps up in second half

West Virginia's defensive unit played solid bend but not break defense in the first half of Saturday's 55-12 victory over Norfolk State giving up a series of drives that led to four field goals for the Spartans.

At the half, Norfolk State had amassed 242 total yards, keeping the Mountaineers off balance with a nice mix of rushes and passes.

"When you've got to go in and your head coach has to get on you for coming out slow, that isn't good," senior defensive end Bruce Irvin said. "We're satisfied with the win, but we've got to come out much faster if we want to reach our goals."

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