Monday, December 11, 2017

White Dominates; Heisman Talk Starts

Baylor’s Xavien Howard couldn’t do it. Alabama couldn’t do it in the season opener. Oklahoma State is next.

Can anyone stop West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White?

“He keeps getting better. I think his best football is ahead of him.” said WVU head football coach Dana Holgorsen.

White played a big role in the Mountaineers upset win over No. 4 Baylor catching 8 balls for 132-yards and 2 touchdowns.

White has gone over the 100-yard mark in all seven game this season, setting a school record and leading the country in receiving yards. While White has been performing since the season opener against Alabama, the national media in now taking notice of his play.

He is the fifth different Mountaineer in school history to record 1,000+ receiving yards in a single season, something that has only happened seven times total. White has also caught a touchdown pass in 5 straight games.

White is quickly becoming the next great receiver in Dana Holgorsen’s offense.

“I think Kevin has improved to where he is in that discussion,” Holgorsen said. “He is on pace statistically to do what Crabtree, Blackmon and Stedman Bailey did.”

White’s highwire act has hit the national stage, and the Heisman talk has begun.

FoxSports’ Bruce Feldman has White 4th on his list while Stewart Mandel has White 5th.

When White takes the field, he take it personal. It’s a one-on-one battle, man vs man.

“Man up,” White said. “Either he’s better than me or I’m better than him. I try to make it personal.

No. 22 West Virginia will get another chance to raise the bar when they travel to Stillwater this weekend to play Oklahoma State. The game will be televised by ESPN with a 3:30 kick.

 

 

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“I think Kevin (White) has improved to where he is in that discussion,” Holgorsen said. “He’s on pace statistically to do what (Michael) Crabtree, (Justin) Blackmon and Stedman Bailey did.”
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