But if all they did when they touched the ball was score, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
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If there was any message delivered to West Virginia University’s junior running back Dreamius Smith last Saturday it is this: Being on the field is better than being on the bench. And if you are going to be on the field, there’s no place better to be than the end zone.
The big running back out of Butler Community College in Kansas found the end zone for the first time at West Virginia from 75 yards out for the Mountaineers’ only score in a 16-7 loss at Oklahoma and had himself a nice celebration. “It was a blessing to get in there my first time at West Virginia, and I just wanted to celebrate and let them know it was the first touchdown,” he admitted.
He’s hoping to get there for the first time at Mylan Puskar Stadium when the Mountaineers take on a badly overmatched 0-2 Georgia State team at noon Saturday as a 35-point favorite. As it turned out, he did not have much more to celebrate on that day as there was another message delivered and it was this: If you want to be on the field, you’d better block.