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Defensive Helmet Stickers: Week 8



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It was a tough day for the Mountaineers in Norman. WVU held tough in the first half, but Oklahoma proved to be the much better team. After giving up 52 points and 560 yards to the Sooners, it was challenging to find three deserving players for helmet stickers. For this reason, I have subbed in a special teams player who delivered a prolific performance.

Josh Norwood

No surprise here, but Norwood led the team in tackles for the 4th straight game. He put together another fantastic performance with 11 tackles, 7 solo tackles, 1 TFL, and 2 pass break ups. The senior is putting together a special individual season.

Josh Growden

Growden played a key role and maybe even the most important position for the Mountaineers. He punted 9 times for 374 yards. The Australian punter averaged 41.6 yards per punt with a long of 56 yards. In a season of offensive struggles, Growden has flipped the field making a major impact on a weekly basis. His play of the game was the fake punt pass to Dante Bonamico for a first down. This led to a touchdown keeping the score relatively close in the first half.

Reese Donahue

Donahue had a quality performance against the Sooners. He finished the game with 2 tackles, 1 solo tackle, 1 TFL, and 1 sack. His sack on the elusive Jalen Hurts was the only sack of the game by the Mountaineer defense. The senior will continue working hard as his career at West Virginia is coming to a close.

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