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WEST VIRGINIA 34, RUTGERS 19

10/11/2003

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Ticker) -- Quincy Wilson rushed
for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries as West
Virginia rebounded from a last-second loss to Miami to defeat
Rutgers, 34-19, in a Big East Conference contest.

Wilson, who had a 33-yard TD run in the final minute of the
Mountaineers' 22-20 loss to Miami, opened the scoring with a
20-yard TD run with 11:51 left in the first quarter.

After the teams traded field goals, the game turned right before
the end of the first half, when West Virginia was merely trying
to run out the clock.

With the Mountaineers facing a fourth down, Rutgers called a
timeout with four seconds left, thinking West Virginia was going
to punt. But it backfired as Rasheed Marshall tossed an 83-yard
TD strike to Chris Henry as time expired to make it 17-3 at the
intermission.

Wilson scored on a four-yard TD run four minutes into the second
half to give West Virginia (2-4, 1-1) a 24-3 cushion, then
tacked on another four-yard TD to make it 31-13 early in the
fourth.

Marshall completed just 7-of-15 passes for 187 yards with an
interception for the Mountaineers.

Ryan Hart completed 17-of-28 passes for 188 yards with a
touchdown and two interceptions for the Scarlet Knights (3-3,
0-2).

Justise Hairston rushed for 115 yards on 27 carries for Rutgers,
including a one-yard TD run with 7:09 left in the third
quarter.