Nehlen, who recorded his first college touchdown from 15 yards out, smiled when thinking of the team competition.
"We both pushed each other in the spring," Nehlen said. "And it really helped. We need him to be great for us to be great."
"The more playmakers we have, the harder it is to defense," Dawson said. "If we walk out with four receivers and only two can make consistent plays, it's tough. [McCartney] is doing a great job of filling it in."
Of course, WVU boasts star receiver Tavon Austin, who now has 490 yards. It has steady Bailey, who now has 456. And McCartney is now at 324.
Dawson was happy with the entire group after Saturday.
"They made plays," he said. "We dropped some balls, but all in all we played well."
Particularly one sick sophomore.
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