West Virginia DB Beanie Bishop makes wild interception after the ball deflects off UCF player’s leg

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FORT WORTH, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: West Virginia Mountaineers cornerback Beanie Bishop Jr. (11) waits during a timeout during a college football game between West Virginia Mountaineers and TCU Horned Frogs on Sept 30, 2023, at Amon G Cater Stadium in Fort Worth, TX.(Photo by Christopher Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

West Virginia’s Beanie Bishop has three interceptions in 2023. (Photo by Christopher Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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West Virginia’s Beanie Bishop made what will surely be the wildest interception of Week 9 against UCF on Saturday.

Bishop intercepted a John Rhys Plumlee pass near the West Virginia goal line after the ball bounced off UCF wide receiver Javon Baker’s leg. Baker flat-out dropped what could have been a catch to set up first-and-goal, and as he fell to the ground, the ball bounced off his leg and up into the air for Bishop to grab.

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Take a look at what happened.

Yes, Fox play-by-play announcer Eric Collins said “funky” to describe the play.

The pick is Bishop’s third of the season as he’s been one of the most productive defensive backs in college football. Bishop entered the game with 11 pass breakups and was second on the team in tackles with 37.

The interception set up a West Virginia TD, too. The Mountaineers led 10-7 at the time of his pick and went 64 yards in 10 plays to take a brief 10-point lead after the pick. UCF quickly responded to cut the lead back to three, however.

The game is massive for both teams’ bowl hopes. West Virginia can move to 5-3 with a win while UCF would get its first Big 12 win ever with a victory and would be 4-4 overall.



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