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West Virginia Sports

Steelers’ Conner scores 2 TDs, Hodges wins first start

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that read "I'm The Boss," befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed ...

Frosh RB Hall leads Iowa State over West Virginia 38-14

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left. The freshman rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 ...

Iowa State leaning on QB Brock Purdy in run game

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has been searching for a primary ball carrier all season. The Cyclones might have found their guy in quarterback Brock Purdy. Purdy gave Iowa State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) the boost it was looking for in its ground game last week ...

Heinola, inexperienced D lead Jets past Penguins, 4-1

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The youngest member of an inexperienced Winnipeg Jets defensive unit led the way to a big win. Ville Heinola scored his first NHL goal and the Jets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday night. "It was a good moment for me," the ...

Texas tailback Johnson emerges from ’emergency’ role

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Roschon Johnson arrived at Texas expecting a season of learning how to be a college quarterback, not being the Longhorns' emergency fix at running back. Yet five games into the season, the freshman is arguably the No. 11 Longhorns' most ...

McCann, second-period burst leads Pens past Blue Jackets

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded from a season-opening dud. Jared McCann scored twice as the Penguins had five goals in the second period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Saturday night. The offensive outburst helped Pittsburgh ...

Ehlinger leads No. 11 Texas over West Virginia 42-31

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Before he took a knee on the final play, quarterback Sam Ehlinger flashed the "Hook'em Horns" sign toward the Texas fans in West Virginia's stands. He got his payback, even if he insists he'd put aside last year's defiant celebration by ...

Quoth the coach: To be a Raven, you must beat the Steelers

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The fact that neither team has a winning record doesn't diminish one bit the intensity of the rivalry between the Ravens and Steelers. If it is not the most historic series in NFL history, it's as intense as any. Just listen to what John Harbaugh told ...

O’Hara leads Middle Tennessee past Marshall 24-13

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Asher O'Hara threw for 261 yards, ran for 76 yards and Jovante Moffatt had two interceptions and Middle Tennessee beat Marshall in a 24-13 win on Saturday. Middle Tennessee (2-3) never trailed in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Each squad exchanged ...

McElvain guides Northern Iowa past Youngstown State 21-14

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Redshirt freshman Will McElvain threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Weston, and Trevor Allen and Tyler Hoosman ran for scores, as Northern Iowa held off Youngstown State 21-14 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener between two ranked teams on ...

Ehlinger, No. 11 Texas look for another road win at WVU

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown is well versed on his offense's struggles to make impressive plays downfield. No. 11 Texas, with all its injuries in the secondary, will give the Mountaineers an opportunity to fix that problem Saturday, ...

No. 11 Longhorns head outside Texas for 1st time, face WVU

By The Associated Press undefined No. 11 Texas (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-1, 1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Texas by 10 1/2. Series record: West Virginia leads 5-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Longhorns have to keep their focus on this week with an Oct. 12 showdown ...

Just like dad: DL Dante, Darius Stills create sacks for WVU

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer The Stills family is once again creating problems on defense at West Virginia. Linemen Dante Stills and his older brother, Darius, are among the Big 12's sack leaders and they'll look to cause more disruption when Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas take on the ...

Full Big 12 schedule will allow challengers to rise

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Finally, the Big 12 has a full slate of conference games this weekend. By Sunday, the league should have a pretty good idea of which teams are in the mix with Oklahoma and Texas for spots in the Big 12 championship game in December. The ...

New faces, same heat? New-look Steelers, Ravens set to clash

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger’s right arm is in a cast while he recovers from right elbow surgery. Joe Flacco is trying to keep the Denver Broncos afloat. Terrell Suggs is in Arizona. Time to see if the professional hatred that’s long been a ...

Hurdle fired, Reds beat Pirates 3-1 in season finale

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates will head into the offseason searching for a new voice after firing Clint Hurdle. The Cincinnati Reds may have found theirs during a season that offered tangible proof that years of rebuilding might finally be producing forward ...

Ridder throws 4 TDs, Cincinnati whips Marshall 52-14

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cincinnati started off slowly in its past two games and quarterback Desmond Ridder wanted to make sure that didn't happen against Marshall. Ridder threw a season-high four touchdown passes, three in the first half, and the Bearcats ...

Division II Charleston (WV) rallies past Valparaiso 19-13

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tim McCutchen kicked four field goals, and his 20-yarder late in the third quarter gave Division II Charleston (West Virginia) the lead for the first time as the Golden Eagles held off winless Valparaiso Saturday. Valparaiso (0-4) took a 13-10 lead into intermission ...

West Virginia staring at tough October after 3-1 start

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia coach Neal Brown has little time to gloat about a winning record and what went right in the initial third of the season with the toughest part of the schedule just ahead. How well the young Mountaineers play in October will help determine whether ...

No. 24 K-State into Big 12 opener undefeated under Klieman

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch on the fifth weekend of Big 12 Conference play: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 24 Kansas State at Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 Big 12). The Wildcats have their first 3-0 start since 2015, and that season they lost their fourth game in a Big 12 ...