CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's secondary has had its challenges this season. Nothing will compare to what Clemson brings to the table in the Orange Bowl.
Sammy Watkins is the latest in a line of standout receivers West Virginia will face in a bowl when the 23rd-ranked Mountaineers and No. 14 Clemson meet Jan. 4.
Watkins has 1,153 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns and was one of the nation's most dangerous kick returners as a freshman. West Virginia cornerback Brodrick Jenkins knows all about him. The pair were high school teammates in Fort Myers, Fla.
West Virginia also has to worry about Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and his other targets, including record-setting tight end Dwayne Allen.
Mountaineers defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel says getting ready for an offense like Clemson's can "ruin your holidays."