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Long delay, quick start for Mountaineers

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

AUBURN, Ala. - After an hour delay because of lightning, West Virginia struck like lighting.

The Mountaineers scored on the opening possession of the game, the big play coming on a Jarrett Brown 58-yard pass to Bradley Starks, to go up 7-0 to quiet what had been a raucous crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Then, on the Mountaineers' next possession, Noel Devine shot through the middle of the Auburn defense and dashed 71 yards for a touchdown.

Just like that, West Virginia 14, Auburn 0.