WVU’s Dante Stills, Bryce Ford-Wheaton Make Presence Felt in Low Scoring Shrine Bowl
LAS VEGAS – Even though the East-West Shrine Bowl may have started off a bit slow with only a field goal on the board through one half of play, both West Virginia players were able to make their presence felt early.
After not receiving that many looks during practices all week, Ford-Wheaton garnered the most targets in the first half of the actual Shrine Bowl game on Thursday night with three. He did make one catch, a nice grab to move the chains as he was falling down on an under-thrown ball. Unfortunately, for Ford-Wheaton he could not haul on what would’ve been the biggest play of the day, granted he did face tough defense on the play.
But when a game is full of only field goals, it’s the defensive players who are going to have the opportunities.
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As for Stills, who looked really good throughout the entire week, impressing everyone with his tenacity and ability to find the ball. His personality was also a big talking point with a WWE scout even asking about the “the loud WVU guy who’s always smiling.” Stills made sure to also do some talking with his play on the field too, recording a couple assists and quarterback hurry.
The West beat the East 12-3, but it’s safe to say both Mountaineers came out on top individually speaking in their own way, especially Stills who could make an argument has the biggest winner of the entire experience.