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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 Tech goes for 3rd straight win over WVU with backup QB

Sep. 30, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Good things happen when Texas Tech starts a backup quarterback against West Virginia. On Saturday the Red Raiders (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) will try to beat the Mountaineers (2-2, 0-1) for the third straight year doing just that. ...

WVU builds big lead, holds on to beat No. 15 Va Tech 27-21

Sep. 18, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's comfortable lead evaporated, the sellout crowd's cheers had turned to boos and possession of the Black Diamond Trophy came down to a goal-line stand. Braxton Burmeister nearly brought No. 15 Virginia Tech back from a 20-point...

Doege, Greene, Wright shine, WVU trounces Long Island 66-0

Sep. 11, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarret Doege threw three touchdown passes, Winston Wright returned a kickoff for another score and West Virginia beat Long Island 66-0 Saturday night. The Mountaineers (1-1) bounced back from a dull effort last week at Maryland with 542 yards of...

West Virginia's James focuses on mental health, solid 2021

Sep. 09, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver Sam James used the offseason to focus on his own mental well-being and put a tough stretch in the past. With a reputation for some great moments as well as mistakes, James is looking to return to the form that saw him...