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Texas Tech roughs up West Virginia 38-17

Nov. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey continues to give West Virginia fits. The junior moved the offense at will in the first half and the Red Raiders used a fast start to beat West Virginia 38-17 on Saturday, handing the Mountaineers their fifth straight loss. Duffey threw for one...

WVU defense leans on youngsters with No. 5 Sooners looming

Oct. 15, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's defense has turned to a group of freshmen to shore up a depleted unit during the most difficult part of the schedule. West Virginia used safety Tykee Smith and cornerbacks Nicktroy Fortune and Tae Mayo in a 38-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The youngsters will...

WVU's 2018 loss to Iowa State, Purdy still echoes

Oct. 11, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Iowa State's smothering defense from a year ago is still hauntingly fresh in the memories of West Virginia players. So, too, is Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy bouncing through the Mountaineers with relative ease. That defense is still stout a year later and Purdy just seems to be...

West Virginia, Kansas try to build off wins in Big 12 opener

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program. Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme. After watching West Virginia get dominated by Missouri on the road, Brown spent last week on the sideline as his Mountaineers ran...

Kendall throws 3 TDs, West Virginia beats NC State 44-27

Sep. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn't repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game. Kendall threw three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 44-27 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. McKoy helped West Virginia's run game...