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Minnesota beats West Virginia 18-6 in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 02:57 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — While watching “Breaking Bad” for the first time last year, a particular scene caught P.J. Fleck's attention. The Minnesota coach had used television shows and movies — “Elf," “Full House” and “Family Matters” among them — as motivation in the past...

Minnesota to face West Virginia in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Dec. 27, 2021 13:38 PM EST

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: West Virginia (6-6) vs. Minnesota (8-4), Dec. 28, 10:15 p.m. Eastern (ESPN) Line: Minnesota by 5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Minnesota is looking to win its fifth...

West Virginia facing tough run test against Minnesota

Dec. 27, 2021 12:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — West Virginia was already facing a difficult task against a Minnesota defense that's one of the best in the country. The Golden Gophers shut down the pass, smother the run, rarely give an inch. The Mountaineers' climb became much steeper when leading rusher Leddie...

West Virginia RB Leddie Brown to skip bowl game

Dec. 16, 2021 16:25 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia running back Leddie Brown says he'll skip the Mountaineers' bowl game to focus on preparations for the NFL draft. Brown announced his decision Thursday on Twitter. Brown surpassed 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. He was...

Minnesota set to play West Virginia in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 17:48 PM EST

Minnesota (8-4, Big Ten) vs. West Virginia (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 28, 10:15 p.m. ET LOCATION: Phoenix TOP PLAYERS Minnesota: LB Jack Gibbens, team-leading 86 tackles, 4 1/2 tackles-for-loss, three pass break-ups. ...

West Virginia holds off Kansas 34-28 to become bowl-eligible

Nov. 27, 2021 23:13 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia will finish its season in a bowl game. Sure beats Saturday night inside mostly empty Memorial Stadium in Kansas. Jarret Doege threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns, Leddie Brown ran for 156 yards and another...

Smith LB to RB to lead Big 12 quintet of 1,000-yard rushers

Nov. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EST

Abram Smith was tackling Big 12 running backs at the end of last season as a starting linebacker for Baylor. He is now bruising defenders as the league's leading rusher. Breece Hall has rushed for a touchdown in 23 consecutive games for Iowa State,...

West Virginia beats Texas, Longhorns' bowl hopes dashed

Nov. 20, 2021 20:02 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Suddenly, Texas has just a week left in a stunningly bad season under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian. West Virginia will get one more chance to avoid joining the Longhorns in ending the year in late November. Jarret Doege...

Texas, West Virginia need to win out to become bowl eligible

Nov. 18, 2021 11:02 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Disappointing football seasons for Texas and West Virginia have come down to this: Win twice or stay home. Both need two victories to at least make something out of their respective messes by becoming bowl eligible. One of...

Vaughn leads Kansas State to 34-17 win over West Virginia

Nov. 13, 2021 15:49 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State kept watching West Virginia stubbornly convert fourth downs to keep its comeback hopes alive. Finally, the Wildcats did the same thing on fourth down to dash them. Deuce Vaughn ran for 121 yards and a touchdown,...