Much like Maryland, West Virginia possesses a phenomenal field goal kicker in Josh Lambert. Next to Brad Craddock, Lambert is one of the most talented kickers in the nation, and we saw why in the 2014 matchup between the two schools. Craddock connected on three field goals, including two of them coming in the first half when the Terps couldn’t find the end zone.
On the other hand, Lambert connected on one-of-two field goal attempts for the Mountaineers. The one he converted was a 47-yard field goal as time expired, and that kick gave West Virginia a 40-37 victory in College Park. Lambert certainly has a flair for the dramatic as this wasn’t the only game-winning kick of his Mountaineer career. This is a kid that has a very strong leg, so it’s going to be very important for Maryland to force West Virginia to a few three-and-outs to avoid Lambert getting on the field. Lambert has the ability to make a kick from just about anywhere on the field. The Texas native hit a 55-yard game-winning field goal against Texas Tech just three weeks after he lifted the Mountaineers past the Terps.