Latest West Virginia Mountaineers football News

West Virginia defensive end VanDarius Cowan (8) tackles Oklahoma State  cornerback Jordan Reagan (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Hubbard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, escape with another victory

Sep. 26, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he and his team made the plays they needed to. Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon and help No. 15 Oklahoma State beat West...

Oklahoma State student Harley Huff, of Evansville, Ind., guides Bullet across the field after an Oklahoma State touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (John Clanton/Tulsa World via AP)

No. 15 Oklahoma State unsure of QB for West Virginia game

Sep. 24, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — With Spencer Sanders’ status unclear for Saturday’s game against West Virginia, it is uncertain who will be at quarterback for No. 15 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools. Will Sanders’ right foot injury, which caused him to leave the...

Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders (3) hands the ball off to running back Chuba Hubbard (30) duyring the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

No. 15 Oklahoma State opens Big 12 slate vs. West Virginia

Sep. 24, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

West Virginia (1-0) at No. 15 Oklahoma State (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Oklahoma State by 7. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 7-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma State entered the season with high hopes but nearly slipped in its opener against Tulsa and took a dive in the AP poll. The...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells (8) rushes upfield on a keeper against Appalachian State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Knox, Wells help Marshall beat No. 23 Appalachian State 17-7

Sep. 19, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall coach Doc Holliday and his young quarterback saw the two injured Appalachian State players on the ground after a collision. So they knew what to do next. Holliday called for redshirt freshman Grant Wells to run toward the side of safety Ryan Huff's replacement. Wells...

West Virginia running back Leddie Brown (4) stiff arms Eastern Kentucky's Davion Ross (10) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va.  (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Doege, RBs shine, West Virginia beats E. Kentucky 56-10

Sep. 12, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield gave West Virginia's running game a lift it hadn't seen in quite some time, and the Mountaineers beat Eastern Kentucky 56-10 Saturday. Brown and Sinkfield both finished with career highs of 123 yards and...

West Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virus

Sep. 12, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Coach Neal Brown announced the suspensions Saturday before the Mountaineers played at home against Eastern Kentucky. The school would not specify what the players did,...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown watches during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, in Morgantown, W.Va. .Brown went 5-7 in his first season at West Virginia in 2019 and faces challenges on both sides of the ball as the Mountaineers try to compete for a Big 12 title. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

West Virginia set to debut against FCS Eastern Kentucky

Sep. 10, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

West Virginia coach Neal Brown has a soft spot for teams from his native Kentucky, keeping his comments positive for an upcoming opponent that did little right in its opening game. Besides, Eastern Kentucky is his mother’s alma mater. The Mountaineers start the coronavirus-delayed season Saturday in its...

Appalachian St., La.-Lafayette, back as Sun Belt favorites

Sep. 2, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appalachian State and Louisiana-Lafayette have given the Sun Belt Conference a top-heavy look in recent seasons. The rest of the 10-team league could be hard-pressed to change that in 2020. While the Mountaineers are on their third head coach in three years, they’re also coming...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege (2) looks for an open receiver against TCU in an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. Doege started three games during a redshirt season in 2019 and is battling veteran Austin Kendall to win the starting job again. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

West Virginia looks to improve under second-year coach Brown

Sep. 1, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

West Virginia coach Neal Brown gave his players some much-welcome good vibes as they started fall practice during the coronavirus pandemic, unveiling an upgraded locker room to the sounds of celebration. After the news hit that the Big 12 season would go on, the reality has set in that the Mountaineers will need...

WVU safety Martin to sit out season, cites health issues

Aug. 5, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Kerry Martin is opting out of the upcoming college football season due to health concerns. The sophomore made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, saying he has sickle cell anemia and asthma and that he does not feel safe to play during the coronavirus ...