September 4, 2007

White's play does the talking

MORGANTOWN--After breaking numerous records and producing countless highlight video clips during his first two years in Morgantown, WVU quarterback Pat White often found himself at a loss of words this summer when reporters asked how he planned on improving for the 2007 season.

Following his team's 62-24 shellacking of Western Michigan on Saturday, White didn't have to say a word. His performance had already spoken for him.

The native of Daphne, Ala., connected on 10 of 18 pass attempts for 192 yards and two touchdowns (on a 20-yarder to Dorrell Jalloh and a 50-yard catch and run by Steve Slaton) while rushing for two more touchdowns and 98 yards on nine carries. As incredible as it sounds, White's statistics failed to render justice for his often spectacular play against the Broncos.

"Pat White saved us a bunch of times," Mountaineers coach Rich Rodriguez said. "There were a couple times when guys were unblocked in the hole, and Pat somehow got out of it. That's just Pat being his usual self. Everyone wants to have that special player, the guy that won't only make plays when they are there, but more than anything, when they're not there. He is a tremendous competitor, and he's continued to prove that he's one of the best football players the school has ever had."

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