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West Virginia University Football Power Rankings Week 9

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Despite a difficult loss some individual performances stand out.

Justin K. Aller
1. Josh Lambert

Lambert has been the model of consistency hitting a perfect seven for seven on field goal attempts in the last three games. Against TCU he was three for three on his field goal attempts with a long of 44 yards.

Previous ranking #5

2. Mario Alford

Like fellow receiver Kevin White, Alford was largely held in check by TCU but he did score a touchdown and had a nice reception of 46 yards. Alford has now scored a touchdown in each of the previous three games. If he can manage one more touchdown this season he will join Kevin White in the top ten for receiving touchdowns in a season at WVU.

Previous ranking #2

3. Dreamius Smith

Smith continues to display a knack for breaking long runs, and has also scored a touchdown in each of his last three games. This past Saturday he broke a run for fifty yards, and finished the game with twelve carries for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Previous ranking #6

4. Terrell Chestnut

Chestnut made one of, if not the most, impressive plays of the day when he stripped Josh Doctson, recovered the fumble and returned it 31 yards for a score.

Previous ranking unranked

5. Jordan Thompson

With White and Alford blanketed Thompson finished with an individual season high of seven receptions. Thompson now has 35 receptions for the year matching his output from his first two seasons in Morgantown.

Previous ranking unranked

6. Vernon Davis

Davis was unspectacular but solid returning punts for the Mountaineers against TCU. It is pretty amazing that as a fan base we are beyond satisfied with someone who can just cleanly catch a punt.

Previous ranking unranked

7. K.J. Dillon

Dillon had a crucial interception and one pass breakup.

Previous ranking unranked

8. Nick Kwiatkoski

Kwiatkoski had another solid outing with seven total tackles. He now has at least seven tackles in each of his previous five games.

Previous ranking #9

9. Edward Muldrow

Muldrow had four tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack against TCU.

Previous ranking unranked

10. WVU fans

Great showing for GameDay and national television, and the cold and rain did not put a damper on the 61,190 fans in attendance.