Our number 7 and number 8 plays in our 2016 Top Ten Plays for WVU Football both included spectacular interceptions. So we’re asking you, the fans, to let us know which one was better: Maurice Fleming’s game ender against BYU or Sean Walters rolling interception against Texas Tech?
But since it is man-to-man, the defenders are running with receivers, and that not only means Nana Kyeremeh is in position to tip the pass but that Maurice Fleming has to be on the lookout for the ball and that he’s in the vicinity to step off his receiver and catch the tip.
And then it was over. All the worrying was assuaged. All the writing on the wall was erased. WVU is 3-0 for the second straight season but dodged a wrecking ball for the first time in a long time.
Tech ran a crossing pattern with jitterbug Justin Stockton but Mahomes pass was low and behind Stockton. Stockton attempted to corral the pass but tipped it and bobbled. As Sean Walters closed in on the halfback, he wrapped his arms around him and felt the ball. As he closed down, he wrestled the ball away from Stockton to gain possession and end the Red Raiders drive.
This interception really deflated the Red Raiders. This game went from a back and forth offensive affair to a one sided beatdown. The Mountaineers would score a touchdown after the interception and then force the Red Raiders to punt before adding another touchdown. The game quickly went from 10-7 to 24-7 at half time. After the interception, the Mountaineers scored on every possession except the one at the end of the first half when they simply elected to run the clock out.
Who’s interception was better?
This poll is closed
Maurice Fleming’s game-ending interception against BYU
Sean Walters rolling interception against Texas Tech