September 30, 2008

Stewart wants CBs doing a 'Passmore' on talented RU duo

MORGANTOWN--Bill Stewart continued heaping praise on rookie cornerback Brandon Hogan and, with senior Ellis Lankster, hopes the pair can take care of Rutgers wide receivers Kenny Britt and Tiquan Underwood like they did Darius Passmore last week.

WVU (2-2) hosts Rutgers (1-3), noon, Saturday (ESPNU) in the first Big East game for both members.

Passmore, a rangy wide receiver for Marshall, entered last Saturday's "Coal Bowl" as the nation's leading pass catcher. With the help of a defensive front that pressured scatter-armed quarterback Mark Cann, Hogan, a sophomore, and Lankster, expected to be an NFL draft pick, blanketed Passmore. The Thundering Herdsman was slowed to a gallop (4 receptions, 39 yards, long 15) and West Virginia poured it on, 27-3.

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