Latest Neal Brown News

Doege leads West Virginia to 24-20 upset of K-State

Nov. 16, 2019 8:14 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown was staring down the prospects of a six-game losing streak amid his first season in Morgantown, a streak of futility unmatched by the Mountaineers since 1986. Instead, he walked out of Kansas State with a foundational win for his vast rebuilding effort....

K-State aims to bounce back from Texas loss vs West Virginia

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The message new Kansas State coach Chris Klieman delivered in the locker room after a gut-check loss at Texas last weekend was almost identical to the one he relayed after the Wildcats upended then-No. 5 Oklahoma to shake up the Big 12. “We have to wipe it clean pretty...

No. 7 Minnesota making major strides in Ciarrocca’s offense

Nov. 13, 2019 7:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With no game on the schedule the week before Minnesota played Penn State, most of the Gophers coaches hit the road for recruiting. Kirk Ciarrocca hung back and crafted the game plan to beat a Nittany Lions defense that entered with the second-fewest points allowed in the FBS....

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...

Stumbling Texas Tech, WVU looking to avoid Big 12 basement

Nov. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas Tech and West Virginia have lumbered through sour seasons under first-year coaches. One of them will get a sorely needed boost and end a losing streak when the Red Raiders (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) and Mountaineers (3-5, 1-4) meet on Saturday. The winner will prop up fading bowl...

Ohio facing troubling trends when it comes to prep football

Nov. 4, 2019 4:03 PM EST

CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — The late August game between Pickerington High School North and Canal Winchester was just a preseason scrimmage. Still, hundreds of fans filled the stands on a cool evening that had a hint of fall to watch two schools in the suburbs southwest of Columbus work out the kinks....

No. 12 Baylor still undefeated after 17-14 win over WVU

Nov. 1, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 12 Baylor got quite defensive to remain undefeated. While Charlie Brewer threw for 277 yards with two touchdowns, the defense blocked a late field goal try while allowing only one big play, and the Bears won a game when scoring less than 20 points for the first time since 2006. "A...

No. 12 Baylor saw turn with Brewer's near-comeback vs. WVU

Oct. 30, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — With No. 12 Baylor undefeated and alone atop the Big 12 less than two years after a 1-11 season, West Virginia's return to Waco provides a reminder on when the Bears started turning the corner. Just flashback to quarterback Charlie Brewer's first significant action, in a game the Bears...

West Virginia tries to fix mistakes during losing streak

Oct. 29, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

West Virginia is looking for some type of spark as it tries to avoid falling into last place in the Big 12. A bye week allowed coach Neal Brown to focus on fixing the mistakes and bad habits of a young team without the distraction of preparing for an opponent. Now comes the task of getting the heavy underdog...

Led by Hurts, dual-threat QBs rule in the Big 12

Oct. 24, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The pass-happy Big 12 isn't what it used to be. The dual-threat quarterback is taking over. No longer is 400-plus yards through the air the norm in a league where most of the starting quarterbacks are mobile and adding another element to an offense. "It's always more difficult on...