Newcomer Washington was key in West Virginia's win in Lubbock

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Lubbock, TX - Saturday's match up between West Virginia and Texas Tech consisted of another high scoring affair. Shocking right? When these two teams get together the scoreboard operator almost always earns his paycheck. The game seemed to be well in hand at halftime, but West Virginia hit a brick wall on offense in the 2nd half causing the defense to spend more time than they would like on the field.

One notable player from yesterday's game? Newcomer, Keith Washington.

Washington, formally of the Michigan Wolverines had himself an absolute day. His coverage was the best a Mountaineer corner has displayed this year. The big catch down the field by Antoine Wesley was perfect coverage, but Wesley just made a terrific play. There's not too much you can do in that situation, he played it the best he possibly could have.

Over the past two games, Washington has starter to see the field more and more and showed flashes of his abilities last week vs Kansas State. This week, he certainly earned his stripes by snatching a pick six that would be the eventual game winner.

"Keith has been playing well, I've been telling you guys the last couple weeks that he's a guy that's going to be in the mix. He's a baller, when it's game time he goes and he can run, he's skilled and I really like where he's at." -Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson

Washington earned his first career start this week and made the most of it. Expect him to continue to see the field and eventually lock down one of the starting spots if he continues to play at this level.