Mountaineers win ugly, rooting for Bearcats
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Running back Dustin Garrison of West Virginia rushes for a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter against South Florida. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
West Virginia is closing in on a BCS bid out of the Big East after escaping Tampa with a last-second win, and a share of the Big East championship, Thursday night.
Tyler Bitancurt‘s 28-yard field goal as time expired gave West Virginia a 30-27 win against South Florida and moved the Mountaineers one step closer to a possible BCS spot. Now tied with Louisville, West Virginia needs a Cincinnati win against Connecticut on Saturday to create a three-way tie for the Big East championship. With the three teams splitting their head-to-head match-ups this season the tiebreaker used would be base don BCS rankings, which play in West Virginia’s favor. If Cincinnati loses to Connecticut at home then Louisville would advance to the BCS as the Big ...