Defense beats offense in WVU spring game

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The defense bested the offense in the spring game at West Virginia for the second straight season on Saturday, by a score of 41-33.

Only this year, it was a little more expected.

West Virginia, which is breaking in two new quarterbacks and finding eight new starters on offense, was held scoreless through one quarter as the defense took 19-0 lead.

The team's scoring system awarded the defense six points for a touchdown, five points for a three and out, and three points for a drive stop, fumble recovery, or interception.

A crowd of approximately 8,000 was on hand at Milan Puskar Stadium, according to team officials.

Jordan Thompson caught three touchdowns -- a pair from each quarterback in the second quarter -- a 65 yard pass by Ford Childress and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Paul Millard.

He then caught a 24-yard touchdown with two seconds on the clock by Millard.

Dustin Garrison rushed for 51-yards on seven carries by the half.

Junior college transfer Kevin White had the play of the game with 4:21 to play in the third quarter. White caught a screen pass and broke free for a 46-yard touchdown help the offense creep closer.

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