All-purpose runners get billing for Md, No. 8 WVU



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Both wear jersey No. 1. They went to high school an hour apart in Maryland. And there’s a good chance that West Virginia’s Tavon Austin and Terrapins freshman Stefon Diggs will be difference makers in their teams’ rivalry game.

Austin is last year’s all-purpose yards leader in the Football Bowl Subdivision. He’ll be looking for his third straight solid effort against Maryland (2-1) when the Terrapins play at No. 8 West Virginia (2-0) on Saturday.

The senior will cap his career against his home-state team that lost out to the Mountaineers in the recruiting war for him.

Austin and Diggs rank in the top 30 in all-purpose yards this season. Austin says Diggs is “doing some things that remind me of myself.”