WVU Sports

Close Friends Holgorsen, Kingsbury Lead Teams

LUBBOCK, Texas — Friends will be friends. But, when your friend is the head coach of the team you are playing on Saturday, then friendships will be set aside — at least until the game is over. “We have known each other a long time, and go way back,” WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen ...

Little Sleep Ahead for Defensive Coordinator Gibson

MORGANTOWN — When asked how he’s been sleeping these days, West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson had a very succinct answer. “Not well,” Gibson said during Tuesday’s press conference. “Especially this week with watching this Texas Tech offense.” And with ...

Holgorsen: Not All Turnovers Are Bad

MORGANTOWN — Believe or not, but not all turnovers are bad. Just ask West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen. “We were moving the ball,” Holgorsen said following the No. 12 Mountaineers’ 35-6 victory over Kansas State in the Big 12 opener for both. “What did we have, four ...

Grier Tosses 5 TDs As WVU Rolls Kansas State

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen isn’t worried about quarterback Will Grier being overwhelmed by the attention and pressure that comes with being a Heisman Trophy candidate. Grier has thrown far too many passes. Played in far too many games. Diagnosed far too many defenses to ...

Defense Comes to Play for Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — No. 12 West Virginia (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) has been looking for more turnovers from its defense after forcing one in wins over the University of Tennessee (40-14) and Youngstown State (52-17). After the first 30 minutes of action in Saturday’s Big 12 opener against Kansas State, ...

No. 12 WVU Opens Big 12 Play Vs. Kansas St.

MORGANTOWN — Quarterback Will Grier and his West Virginia teammates have had the type of beginning they all dreamed of when the finals moments of the 2017 season came to a close at the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl. A season-opening 40-14 victory over the University of Tennessee at the ...

Mountaineers, Wildcats Open Big 12 Schedule

MORGANTOWN — It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly a year ago when No. 12 West Virginia (2-0) held on for a 28-23 victory over Kansas State (2-1) at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The defense limited the host Wildcats to a 39-yard Matthew McCrane field goal in the fourth quarter ...

Stopping QB Run Game Key for West Virginia

MORGANTOWN —Even the least knowledgeable football fan knows that to stop Kansas State, you have to be able to stop the quarterback run. “Well, they block,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said when asked how team’s stop KSU’s quarterback run. “That’s the most important aspect ...

WVU Will Look to Make It Three Straight Vs. Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Veteran Kansas State coach Bill Snyder won’t talk comparisons when his unranked (2-1) Wildcats invade Milan Puskar Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. showdown with No. 12 West Virginia (2-0). “I think West Virginia does a wonderful job doing what they do, and we need to do a ...

WVU Players Move On to K-State

MORGANTOWN — It was the players’ turn to take on questions from the media following head coach Dana Holgorsen and coordinators Tony Gibson and Jake Spavital. Unsurprisingly, their answers were very much like the men who coach them day to day. “I actually just found out about five ...

West Virginia, N.C. State Game Is Canceled

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State will not play its scheduled football game with West Virginia University this weekend because of the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence. Emergency management resources are expected to be fully ...

West Virginia Routs Youngstown State

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s Gary Jennings slammed the door on all those jokes at his expense about his lack of scoring a year ago. The senior is more than making up for it so far in 2018. Jennings caught three touchdown passes from Will Grier to lead No. 14 West Virginia to a 52-17 ...

WVU Is Not Slowed By Weather

MORGANTOWN — Dean Martin would have been right at home Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as the ‘weather outside was frightful, but the fire – make that game — was so delightful’ as No. 14 West Virginia moved to 2-0 with a 52-17 victory over Youngstown State. On a day made for ...

WVU Looks to Continue Winning Ways vs. YSU

MORGANTOWN — No. 14 West Virginia will look to start the season 2-0 when the Mountaineers entertain FCS member Youngstown State University at 6 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium. “First home games are always great,î” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said during Tuesday’s press conference. “I ...

First-Year Players Make Impact for WVU

MORGANTOWN — When No. 14 West Virginia (1-0) took to the field at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., eight players saw their dream of starting for the Mountaineers come to fruition. Among those who helped open the 2018 season with a 40-14 victory over Tennessee were a pair of ...

Holgorsen Talks Grier, Injuries in Preparation

MORGANTOWN — Two things West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen won’t do when it comes to his No. 14 ranked Mountaineers — make excuses concerning injuries or divulge any secrets when it comes to redshirt senior quarterback Will Grier. “Well, injuries affect ...

West Virginia Looking to Avoid Upset Against Penguins

MORGANTOWN — It took the University of Tennessee only three series to figure out that the only way to keep No. 14 West Virginia’s offense out of the end zone was to control the football. And, now you can bet that every team remaining on the Mountaineers’ schedule will attempt to mock ...

Food, Will Grier And Adjustments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ever wonder what a college football coach does when his team is forced to wait out a prolonged halftime? Well, if you are West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen, the plan is a simple one. “Watched football games, ate two bananas, had a couple cold beverages and then ...

West Virginia Makes Statement in Season Opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It isn’t in Will Grier’s nature to panic. So two dropped touchdown passes, a 10-minute drive by the opposing offense and an hour-long weather delay at halftime weren’t about to distract the West Virginia senior quarterback on Saturday. Grier got his Heisman Trophy ...

Grier Throws Five Touchdowns in Win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First impressions usually are the most lasting ones. Just ask first-year University of Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt. “Yeah, to answer your question, he (WVU’s Will Grier is pretty good. The thing I was most impressed with was he let the game come to him. “In the ...