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Mountaineers Face Monumental Challenge

MORGANTOWN — To say West Virginia has its work cut out for itself Saturday is understating the obvious. The Mountaineers travel to Norman to face 6-0 Oklahoma. The Sooners are rated No. 5 in both major polls and enter the noon start as whopping 33-point favorites. Oklahoma is riding high ...

WVU Suffers Painful Loss To Cyclones

MORGANTOWN — Only a snap away. Such is the life of a backup quarterback. That is a role that Jack Allison has served at WVU this season, understudy to Austin Kendall. That all changed during the Mountaineers’ first offensive series Saturday against Iowa State. Kendall was injured when ...

Iowa State Tops WVU

MORGANTOWN — Freshman Breece Hall rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. Hall scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and also had a 12-yard TD. He might have given the Cyclones (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) the dependable ...

West Virginia Bracing for Cyclones

MORGANTOWN — All games are big when you have a 12-game schedule. Some, however, take on more importance than others. Such is the case for WVU this Saturday. The Mountaineers play host to a quality Iowa State squad. The Cyclones are 3-2 after downing TCU six days ago. WVU, meanwhile, is ...

WVU Coaches, Teammates Back Quarterback Austin Kendall

MORGANTOWN — Coaches and teammates are rallying behind West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall as fans question his ability to lead the team following another multiple-interception game. Kendall leads the Big 12 with 190 pass attempts. He knows he needs to limit his mistakes in order for ...

Mountaineers Falter in 2nd Half

MORGANTOWN — I have said it countless times: I am a huge Neal Brown fan. I appreciate coaches who win while doing things the right way. I have no doubts Brown will build a successful program at WVU in Don Nehlen style — that being winning at a high level, doing so with class, abiding by ...

Texas Gets Payback on WVU

MORGANTOWN — 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 several Mountaineers on his ...

WVU Primed For Longhorn Visit

MORGANTOWN — Some see it as a monumental challenge. Others view it as a golden opportunity. No matter how you look at it, WVU is playing host to nationally ranked Texas on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium in the nationally televised game. The Mountaineers ...

Stills Brothers Create Sacks for WVU

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 Mountaineers on Saturday. Their ...

WVU Escapes Kansas, 29-24

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Martell Pettaway couldn’t remember the last time he spent an entire game watching from the sideline, never once getting onto the field after warmups — much less getting a carry. That was the case for West Virginia’s senior running back a week ago. But after the ...

WVU Bids to Make It Two Straight

MORGANTOWN — What a difference a week makes. The West Virginia football nation was in a funk after the Mountaineers 38-7 drubbing at Missouri on Sept. 7. Gloom and doom, however, were swept away this past Saturday when WVU turned in an impressive 44-27 triumph over previously unbeaten ...

Fresh Faces Lead to Strong Starts for West Virginia, Kansas

MORGANTOWN — Something wasn’t right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach Matt Moore nervous, too, so Moore ...

WVU Downs N.C. State

MORGANTOWN — Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn’t repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game. Kendall threw three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 44-27 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. McKoy helped West Virginia’s ...

Mountaineers Unleash Rushing Attack

MORGANTOWN — What happens when you have the second worst rushing attack in major college football and must play without your two starting guards? If you are WVU, you run the ball very effectively. The Mountaineers have been nothing short of anemic on the ground in their first two games. ...

West Virginia Eyes Bounce Back Against North Carolina State

MORGANTOWN — The road proved a bumpy one for West Virginia University this past Saturday. After a 20-13 debuting win over James Madison at Milan Puskar Stadium, the Mountaineers found Columbia, Missouri, an unfriendly venue. Missouri routed WVU by a 38-7 count. The outcome left both teams ...

Former WVU Assistant Tony Gibson Returns Home With N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tony Gibson’s West Virginia homecoming comes with a twist. The North Carolina State defensive co-coordinator who spent 13 seasons on the Mountaineers’ staff now is trying to beat many of the same players who lobbied for him to be their new head coach. Their reunion ...

West Virginia Falls Flat in Loss To Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri coach Barry Odom showed up this week displaying little black-and-yellow cards that he handed out to his team that read quite simply: “Takeaways = Victory.” The Tigers didn’t have enough of them in a stunning loss to Wyoming last weekend. They had plenty in a ...

WVU Hits the Road

WHEELING — Neal Brown’s debut as WVU head coach was a successful, albeit nail-biting, one. His Mountaineers squeaked past FCS power James Madison, 20-13, on Saturday at sold-out Milan Puskar Stadium. Things get no easier this week for WVU. The Mountaineers travel to Columbia, Mo., to face ...

Bush Gives Mountaineers a Boost

MORGANTOWN — Hints that Tevin Bush could make an impact for West Virginia in 2019 began at a simple team-building exercise during preseason camp. During a game of musical chairs, 300-pound linemen were knocking each other over to get to empty seats when the song stopped. The speedy Bush ...

Mountaineers Survive James Madison Scare

MORGANTOWN— Austin Kendall loved the outcome but wasn’t happy that West Virginia’s offense struggled for much of the game against a Championship Subdivision opponent. The Oklahoma graduate transfer threw two second-half touchdown passes in his debut for the Mountaineers, who needed a ...