WVU Football: 5 Players to Watch Versus Texas

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Oct 22, 2016; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu (97) pressures the quarterback during the fourth quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 5: Noble Nwachukwu

Preseason All-Big 12 selection Noble Nwachukwu anchors the defensive line for one of the most unique units in the country – Tony Gibson’s 3-3-5 stack. He will be an integral part in slowing down the nation’s leading rusher D’Onta Foreman, but also in maintaining Tyrone Swoopes, the Longhorns 6’4″ beast of a (running) quarterback.

Nwachukwu leads the team in sacks with three, and is eighth on the team in tackles. A true team effort will be needed to slow Texas, and Nwachukwu is the best lead-by-example player on the defense.