MORGANTOWN - They both hail from Baltimore, Md. They wear the same No. 1 on their respective uniforms. And, they each play at the wide receiver slot and return kicks.
Other than that, there are few comparisons when it comes to WVU's Tavon Austin and Maryland's Stefon Diggs.
"On tape, he has some twitch, but there are a whole lot of kids that have twitch," Mountaineers' head coach Dana Holgorsen said. "He's a Baltimore kid that wears No. 1 that's a receiver and return guy - I guess they're clones.
"I don't know the kid, but he's a good player."
No. 8 West Virginia's second-year coach does know what he has in Austin, however. And, he likes what he has seen in the old gold and blue's first two games of the season.
Heading into the team's 49th career meeting with the Terrapins, Austin has latched onto 21 passes - one less than team-leader Stedman Bailey - for 166 yards and two scores.
The Terps' No. 1, Diggs, has nine catches for 146 yards and one six-pointer as Maryland has jumped out to a 2-1 start to the season.
In Maryland's 24-21 setback to Connecticut last Saturday, Diggs latched onto three Perry Hills aerials for 57 yards - one going for a 29-yard score in the fourth quarter.
The freshman returned three punts for 68 yards (22.2 avg.) and as many kickoffs for 98 yards (32.2 avg.) - one going for 45 yards.
Austin was just as busy against the Dukes from No. 5 (FCS) James Madison, catching 11 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown, returning one kickoff for eight yards and running the ball once for 14 yards.
"He (Austin) can play better," Holgorsen said following his 12th victory at the helm of the Mountaineers. "Their punter did a great job of hanging the punt so that their coverage could get down the field and their kickoff guy just wasn't going to kick it to him."
The impact both have on their teams' success have coordinators busily finding ways to cope with their abilities.
"They are the same scheme that we're going to have to figure out when we play everybody else on our schedule," said Holgorsen. "Everybody else on our schedule is going to have a quick twitch return guy that can make plays and is problematic because of talent and all the rest.
"We faced a guy that was like it in the bowl game last year. They're called good players, and there are more than just Tavon Austin and Stefon Diggs across the country. I can assure you that.
"We don't care who they are; we figure out what their schemes are and what we have to do to contain guys like that. It's about our coverage units, and we spend a lot of time on kickoff coverage, we spend a lot of time on punt coverage and we have to get people down the field and make tackles."