Posted September 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
Linebacker Isaiah Bruce and 18 other players who got their first snaps for No. 9 West Virginia survived their college debuts. After a week off to soak in the experience, they now get to ponder the next challenge - their first road game. Proving themselves each week is the only way to remain on the field. And Bruce, who had 16 tackles and returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown in a lopsided win against Marshall, understands that. Sixteen of the first-time players in the opener were redshirt or true freshmen. Bruce says his first game felt pretty good, but knows there's room for improvement. Crash course No. 2 comes Saturday when West Virginia (1-0) plays James Madison (2-0) of the Football Championship Subdivision in Landover, Md.

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