By Alex Hickey\r\n\r\nAHickey@DominionPost.com\r\n\r\n<strong>MORGANTOWN, W.Va<\/strong>. \u2014 West Virginia players saw the highlight of North Texas punt returner Keegan Brewer pulling off the craziest, gutsiest fake-out in special-teams history. Brewer nonchalantly acted as if he made a fair catch at his own 10-yard line before jetting off for a 90-yard touchdown while the Arkansas punt unit mostly headed back toward the sideline.\r\n\r\nOf course Brewer never signaled for a fair catch, and thus the play was never whistled dead, thanks to Mean Green coaches alerting game officials that they would use the trick play.\r\n\r\nThe touchdown\u00a0gave North Texas a 14-0 lead that snowballed into a 37-17 mashing of the Hogs, but there was massive risk involved for Brewer. Had any Arkansas tackler actually realized what was\u00a0happening, the returner might have been obliterated into the upper deck.\r\n\r\nAnd that\u2019s exactly what would have happened had he been playing West Virginia, says Mountaineers safety Toyous Avery.\r\n\r\n\u201cKnowing one of our players, we probably would have hit him,\u201d Avery said. \u201cI can just see Jovanni Stewart just rocking him and going, \u2018What? I didn\u2019t hear a whistle.\u2019 I don\u2019t think that would have happened to us.\u201d\r\n\r\nAvery said that the way the Mountaineers play on special teams makes it highly unlikely such a play would work on them.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve got people on our team who think \u2018If we don\u2019t hear a whistle, we\u2019re not stopping,\u2019\u201d Avery said. \u201cWe get in trouble for being too aggressive sometimes.\u201d\r\n\r\nThough nearly everything in football is mimicked, WVU coach Dana Holgorsen doesn\u2019t expect the Mean Green punt return fake-out to be one of those things. He\u2019ll be surprised if it even survives the offseason.\r\n\r\n\u201cI guarantee that play will be illegal going forward,\u201d Holgorsen said on his Monday night radio show, drawing on past trick plays that have been banned. \u201cYou can\u2019t do deceiving trick plays. You can\u2019t fumblerooski. This will be the next one to go away.\u201d\r\n<h4><strong>Watching instead of playing<\/strong><\/h4>\r\nBecause scheduled bye weeks are spent on the recruiting trail, WVU\u2019s unscheduled bye allowed Holgorsen to do something he\u2019s not all that used to \u2013 watch games as a fan. Sort of. He also sprinkled in a bit of scouting against Big 12 opponents.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou can get irritated trying to scout it on TV, because you just can't see everything,\u201d Holgorsen said. \u201cI probably do it a little bit more as a fan.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe said there is benefit in having a copy of the game with commentary included, though.\r\n\r\n\u201cFrom a knowing-who-their-people-are, personnel-wise, the TV copy is pretty beneficial,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nSenior tight end Trevon Wesco said it\u2019s been a long time since he watched so many games with a remote in his hand. It got old quickly.\r\n\r\n\u201cI hadn\u2019t watched a game since like 2013,\u201d Wesco said. \u201cI enjoyed watching on Saturday. But I\u2019d rather be playing any day of the week.\u201d\r\n\r\nDefensive lineman Kenny Bigelow was probably more annoyed than most that the Mountaineers couldn\u2019t play NC State. He\u2019s already missed two full seasons of his college career due to injuries, so another week off was just another annoyance.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019m not going to lie -- I was really disappointed, because looking at them on film that was a talented team,\u201d Bigelow said. \u201cThat quarterback could throw that ball and that offensive line was older.\u201d\r\n<h4><strong>Robinson has eyes for QB<\/strong><\/h4>\r\nWest Virginia safety Kenny Robinson still takes grief from teammates over an\u00a0interception from last year\u2019s Kansas State game.\r\n\r\nIn theory, they should be highly appreciative of Robinson\u2019s critical fourth-quarter pick at the Kansas State 13-yard line, which salvaged the Mountaineers' 28-23 lead. Instead, they tease Robinson because Wildcats quarterback Skylar Thompson chased him down around midfield to prevnt a pick-six.\r\n\r\n\u201cThey were on me all week, saying \u2018You got caught by the quarterback,\u2019\u201d Robinson said. \u201cI still hear about it even now.\u201d\r\n\r\nIf he gets his hands on another Thompson pass, he vows the outcome will be different.\r\n\r\n\u201cIf I get one this year, he\u2019s not catching me."