Steve Slaton was outstanding, as usual. Slaton ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns, freshmen Noel Devine amassed 125 yards on his first three carries, and No. 4 West Virginia beat out Maryland 31-14 Thursday night. Slaton scored on runs of 22, 1 and 1 yards. He has 41 touchdowns at West Virginia, one short of the school record shared by Ira Errett Rodgers and Avon Cobourne.
There have been five quarterback (Miami, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest) changes after two weeks of ACC football. A sixth team (Duke) has used two quarterbacks and seventh (Maryland) might have but the backup is academically ineligible.
Duke coach Ted Roof spoke directly and concisely about placekicker Joe Surgan's three missed field goals in Duke's 24-13 loss at Virginia on Saturday.Roof was not diplomatic like most coaches when speaking about their very sensitive kickers. "We've gone round and round about it. He's talked to people. He's gone [to camps]," Roof said. "The bottom line is when he's had the opportunities he hasn't gotten it done."Ouch!