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.