Two former Mountaineers played a key role in stopping the Denver Broncos passing game as the Oakland Raiders won the season opener 24-16.
Karl Joseph and Daryl Worley did their part in holding the Denver Broncos offense to just six points through three quarters. Joe Flacco was able to get on track in the fourth quarter, but it was too late as the Raiders had already established a two touchdown lead.
Joseph led the team in tackles with seven, including a tackle for loss.
Worley did a great job of slowing down Emmanuel Sanders for much of the first half. After starting corner Gareon Conley went down, the Broncos did a great job of targeting his replacement.
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The two former Mountaineers were among the leaders in snaps among the players on the Raiders defense.
CB Daryl Worley (100%) the only #Raiders defender to crack 90% playing time. Vontaze Burfict topped LBs at 88%.
Jonathan Abram kinda disappointing at 77%. Karl Joseph and Lamarcus Joyner both over 80% at safety.
— Matt Schauf (@SchaufDS) September 10, 2019
Mountaineer fans were fired up to see the two team up again.
WVU gettinf represented tonight by way of the Raiders. Karl Joseph and Daryl Worley.
— #Retire5 (@wbgv1863) September 10, 2019
— Just Evan (@EERKing43) September 10, 2019
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It’s good to see these two Mountaineer greats uniting and helping their team get a win.
Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer!