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Morgantown alum Shea Campbell gets first interception for West Virginia

Morgantown High alum Shea Campbell put his former safety skills to the test in the Mountaineers’ 58-14 win against Baylor on Saturday.

Campbell intercepted Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer in the second quarter — Brewer’s third pick of the game.

Campbell played as a defensive back with the Mohigans and originally walked on to the WVU football team as a safety, but gained enough weight to play linebacker.

With long-term injuries to several linebackers, Campbell is getting significant reps.


“Everyone in that room is disappointed. We didn’t see it coming.” — Baylor coach Matt Rhule on the devastating loss.

“We go out there and play this game every day, and we say that we love it so much. So let’s really have fun with it.” — Mountaineers receiver David Sills

“We tackled better and that’s one of the things that we came out of the game with last week. We missed 31 tackles and I knew that’s not who we were.” — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen

Crunching the numbers

82 — Yards rushing Baylor got against West Virginia, a lot less than the 244 Iowa State ran for in the previous game.

5 — The number of sacks the Mountaineers defense got against Baylor. Also the number of players who got a sack: David Long, Ezekiel Rose, Dante Stills, Jovanni Stewart and Exree Loe.

12 — Tackles for loss by the West Virginia defense, led by two each from David Long and Exree Loe.