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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...

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...

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,...

Doege, Brown lead West Virginia over No. 22 Iowa State 38-31

Oct. 30, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia finally put together a solid effort after blowout losses to No. 22 Iowa State the past three seasons. Jarret Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown ran for two scores and West Virginia upset the Cyclones 38-31 on...

No. 4 Oklahoma, West Virginia will meet to open Big 12 play

Sep. 23, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

West Virginia (2-1) at No. 4 Oklahoma (3-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Oklahoma by 17 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Oklahoma leads 10-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma needs a...

WVU hosts No. 15 Hokies at sold-out Mountaineer Field

Sep. 16, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

No. 15 Virginia Tech (2-0) at West Virginia (1-1), Saturday at noon EDT (FS1). Line: Virginia Tech by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: West Virginia leads 28-23-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The...

No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU battle for Black Diamond Trophy

Sep. 16, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Black Diamond Trophy has been in No. 15 Virginia Tech's possession since the current players were preschoolers. It's time to dust off the prize that has symbolized the rivalry between the Hokies (2-0) and West Virginia (1-1), which began in...

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...

West Virginia looks to fix mistakes after fading at Maryland

Sep. 07, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

West Virginia's Neal Brown went into the season opener with cautious optimism and returned home with a mess. Now the third-year coach needs to figure out why things went totally wrong for the Mountaineers in the second half of a 30-24 loss at Maryland on Saturday. The...