The nationally televised contest between Marshall and West Virginia is just a few short hours away and we're going to hit you with the big three impact players on offense for West Virginia that you should keep an eye on.
Noel Devine is easily one of the best running backs in all of college football. He's already piled up over 3,492 yards and 24 touchdowns during his prolific career in Morgantown and will look to add to that total tonight when he faces off against Marshall.
Blessed with blazing speed and uncanny acceleration, Devine is truly a threat to take the football the distance on any given moment and must be accounted for at all times.
Marshall's defensive unit will have their hands full with the talented senior and if they wish to pull off the upset, it clearly begins and ends with containing the superstar running back.
The 5'9, 173 pound sophomore hauled in five catches for 90 yards in the Mountaineers opening win over Coastal Carolina. Austin is a running back with superb hands who will likely get the ball in a variety of ways, both as a running back and a receiver.
While he might not be as well known as Devine, Austin is every bit as explosive and will be utilized in the Mountaineers kick return game. Last season, Austin had 17 kick returns for 426 yards, an average of 25.1 yards per return.
Clearly, Austin is a home-run hitter who must be accounted for at all times. The Marshall defense must limit his big play potential if they want to slow the West Virginia offensive attack.