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Arizona State football: Cactus Bowl preview

Arizona State football will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers from the Big 12 in the Cactus Bowl on January 2nd. West Virginia started the season at 3-0, before dropping consecutive games to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, and TCU. WVU ended their season at (7-5, 4-5 Big 12). ASU had a streaky season as well. They began the year at 4-2, then they were blown out by USC at home...
Via isportsweb.com
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

No drama this time: Jayhawks fall 49-0 to Mountaineers

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen kept reminding his team all week about its trip to Kansas two years ago, when the lightly regarded Jayhawks stormed to a victory over the Mountaineers.The message apparently sunk in.Skyler Howard threw for 133 yards and a touchdown, ran for 129 yards and another score on the ground, and led a grinding West Virginia offense that...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No drama this time: Jayhawks fall 49-0 to Mountaineers

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen kept reminding his team all week about its trip to Kansas two years ago, when the lightly regarded Jayhawks stormed to a victory over the Mountaineers. The message apparently sunk in. Skyler Howard threw for 133 yards and a touchdown, ran for 129 yards and another score on the ground, and led a grinding West Virginia offense that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mountaineers beat Kansas 49-0 to become eligible for bowl

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Skyler Howard threw for 133 yards and a touchdown, ran for 129 yards and another score on the ground, and led a grinding West Virginia offense in a 49-0 victory over Kansas on Saturday that made the Mountaineers bowl-eligible for the second straight year. Wendell Smallwood added 118 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and Rushel Shell finished with 108...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Previewing Kansas

The West Virginia football team is coming off of their second straight conference win after a 38-20 beat down of Texas and have already been through the gauntlet of the Big 12, going 0-4 in those games. They come into their matchup with Kansas (0-10) this weekend with an overall record of 5-4 and looking to finish out the year strong with games against Iowa State and Kansas State...
Via isportsweb.com
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Grading the win over Texas

The West Virginia football team kept up the winning ways this past weekend with a win over the Texas Longhorns and their second straight conference victory. Lets take a look at the team grades in the win. Offense: B The offense wasn’t flashy by any means, but it was enough to score 38 points and gain a total of 379 yards. They were able to have short fields for much of the day...
Via isportsweb.com
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia keeps it on the ground in win over Texas Tech

Wendell Smallwood rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, Rushel Shell had 111 yards and two scores, and West Virginia beat Texas Tech 31-26 on Saturday.West Virginia (4-4, 1-4 Big 12) broke a four-game losing streak while Texas Tech (5-5, 2-5) lost its third straight in trying to become bowl eligible.The Mountaineers compiled 300 yards on the ground against one of the nation's worst...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech defense continues to struggle in loss to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Wendell Smallwood rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, Rushel Shell had 111 yards and two scores, and West Virginia beat Texas Tech 31-26 on Saturday. West Virginia (4-4, 1-4 Big 12) broke a four-game losing streak while Texas Tech (5-5, 2-5) lost its third straight in trying to become bowl eligible. The Mountaineers compiled 300 yards on the ground against...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech defense continues to struggle in loss to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Wendell Smallwood rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, Rushel Shell had 111 yards and two scores, and West Virginia beat Texas Tech 31-26 on Saturday. West Virginia (4-4, 1-4 Big 12) broke a four-game losing streak while Texas Tech (5-5, 2-5) lost its third straight in trying to become bowl eligible. The Mountaineers compiled 300 yards on the ground against...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU breaks 4-game losing streak, 31-26 over Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Wendell Smallwood rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, Rushel Shell had 111 yards and two scores, and West Virginia beat Texas Tech 31-26 on Saturday. West Virginia (4-4, 1-4 Big 12) broke a four-game losing streak while Texas Tech (5-5, 2-5) lost its third straight in trying to become bowl eligible. The Mountaineers compiled 300 yards on the ground against...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 30 – West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 5-4 Big 12 (lost to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Important was Tom Bradley? Dana Holgorsen brought in Bradley, a veteran defensive coordinator from Penn State, last season to help coach the WVU D. Although his job title was defensive line coach, Bradley undoubtedly had a big hand in helping coordinator...
Via The Student Section
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 30 – West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 5-4 Big 12 (lost to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Important was Tom Bradley? Dana Holgorsen brought in Bradley, a veteran defensive coordinator from Penn State, last season to help coach the WVU D. Although his job title was defensive line coach, Bradley undoubtedly had a big hand in helping coordinator...
Via Bloguin Best
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia RB/WR Wendell Smallwood is one to watch

West Virginia Mountaineers running back/wide receiver Wendell Smallwood is one of the top players to watch heading into the upcoming college football season. According to CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler, Wendell “is simply a playmaker that grabs your eye.” Despite sharing a backfield with Rushel Shell, Donte Thomas-Williams and Jacky Marcellus, Smallwood is a player who has the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU's strong running game poised to open up deep ball

With the likes of Rushel Shell and Wendell Smallwood leading West Virginia's rushing attack, opposing defenses will likely be focusing the bulk of their attention on thwarting the Mountaineers' run game. If the running backs live up to their billing, then the Mountaineers will frequently be relying on their passing game to create balance and keep defenses on their toes. “I would...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia will be the next team to make a leap in Big 12

More from Athlon Sports: Top 20 WRs on the rise in 2015 / Alabama is ready for another title run / Florida could win SEC East in 2015 / North Carolina's D must step up in 2015 *** West Virginia rebounded from a 4-8 mark in 2013 to finish 7-6 last season and earn its first winning record (5-4) in Big 12 action since joining the league. The Mountaineers return 16 starters for...
Via Fox Sports
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: A Texas A&M Assistant Has Taken 2 Cheap Shots At WVU Players

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has seen a great deal of offense, as Texas A&M and West Virginia have combined for 55 points and over 500 yards thus far. Unfortunately, it’s also been a bit chippy, both on the field and apparently on the sidelines. Twice in the first half, a Texas A&M student assistant named Mike Richardson has been seen asserting himself physically against Mountaineers...
Via College Spun
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty Bowl breakdown: Texas A&M-West Virginia

Liberty Bowl: Texas A&M (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5) Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 29, 2 p.m. KEY MATCHUP In a matchup of two well-recognized Air Raid-type offenses, it's somewhat strange to focus on an area in the backfield not involving the quarterback. All the same, Texas A&M's Achilles heel is stopping the run and West Virginia features some talent at the running back spot. The...
Via Fox Sports South
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia beats Iowa State 37-24

AMES, Iowa (AP) Backup quarterback Skyler Howard threw three TD passes, Rushel Shell ran for 146 yards and West Virginia beat Iowa State 37-24 Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Howard was 21 of 40 for 285 yards in his first career start in place of Clint Trickett, who missed the game with a concussion. Mario Alford added two TD catches for West Virginia (7-5, 5-4 Big...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 West Virginia rolls past Oklahoma St 34-10

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Wendell Smallwood ran for a career-high 132 yards to help No. 22 West Virginia defeat Oklahoma State 34-10 Saturday. Smallwood stepped in for Rushel Shell, who sat out with a foot injury suffered during a win over then-No. 4 Baylor last week. Clint Trickett passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns and Mario Alford caught seven passes for a season-high 136 yards...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia's Shell, Worley, Chestnut day-to-day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Three injured starters haven't been ruled out for No. 22 West Virginia's next game at Oklahoma State. Coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday that cornerbacks Daryl Worley and Terrell Chestnut and running back Rushel Shell are day-to-day. They were hurt in the first half of West Virginia's 41-27 win over Baylor on Saturday. Worley injured his ribs after fumbling...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Texas loses to West Virginia on last-second field goal

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Sophomore Josh Lambert kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal as time expired to lead West Virginia to a 37-34 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Mountaineers (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Red Raiders (2-4, 0-3), who dropped their fourth straight game, losing their first three conference games for the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia upends Texas Tech 37-34

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Sophomore Josh Lambert kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal as time expired to lead West Virginia to a 37-34 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Mountaineers (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Red Raiders (2-4, 0-3), who dropped their fourth straight game, losing their first three conference games for the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayhawks manage little offense in Bowen's coaching debut

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Clint Trickett threw for 302 yards and a touchdown, Mario Alford returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score and West Virginia beat Kansas 33-14 on Saturday. Rushel Shell ran for a season-high 113 yards and a score while Josh Lambert kicked four field goals for the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Big 12). Kansas (2-3, 0-2) managed little offense in the debut for interim head...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia hands Kansas 26th straight road loss

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Clint Trickett threw for 302 yards and a touchdown, Mario Alford returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score and West Virginia beat Kansas 33-14 on Saturday. Rushel Shell ran for a season-high 113 yards and a score while Josh Lambert kicked four field goals for the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Big 12). Kansas (2-3, 0-2) managed little offense in the debut for interim...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU looks to eliminate mistakes against Sooners

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Turnovers and special teams mistakes are starting to pile up for West Virginia, and the Mountaineers are looking for a quick fix with a showdown looming with No. 4 Oklahoma. West Virginia lost three fumbles and had several issues on its punt and field goal units in a 40-37 win over Maryland on Saturday. ''It's just going to get harder and harder each week...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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