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2016 Schedule
10-2, 2nd in Big 12

'Backyard' renewal would have been fun

We used to enjoy West Virginia-Pitt every year. They'll get back together in 2022, but it could have been done in Orlando in only a few weeks. Dream bowls


WVU among the nominees

West Virginia is one of Mark Schlabach's nominees for most surprising team of the 2016 season. Schlabach has chosen Penn State as his pick for this category, but what do you think? Vote now!

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Rittenberg predicts Mountaineers win

No. 16 West Virginia has experience and talent, especially on offense, and Adam Rittenberg likes the Mountaineers in a shootout with the Hurricanes in Orlando, Florida. Bowl Predictions

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Big 12 commish wants answer for Ohio St. in CFP

Bob Bowlsby is looking for answers from College Football Playoff officials after Ohio State made the playoff without winning its conference and Washington had a weak nonconference schedule.

WVU holds on to top Baylor (1:43)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

The terms of West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen's extension: 5-year deal worth $18.6 million plus incentives. He'll make $3.5 million plus incentives in 2017, up from $2.9 million this year.

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Dana Holgorsen clinched his second 10-win season as West Virginia's coach, a milestone he also reached in 2011, his first season with the Mountaineers. He is one of three West Virginia coaches with multiple 10-win seasons, along with Rich Rodriguez (three) and Don Nehlen (two).

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bizarre ending to Baylor-West Virginia. The Bears were driving to tie or win the game, but QB Zach Smith was stripped and OL Ishmael Wilson tossed the ball forward, which WVU recovered. Officials determine Wilson never had possession of the ball and give it to WVU for the 24-21 win.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 16 West Virginia was suddenly in some trouble for a moment. Baylor got a 43-yard TD from Ishmael Zamora to make it 24-21 and recovered the onside kick with 2:39 to go. But officials flagged an illegal block and West Virginia recovers the re-kick. Strange sequence.

Hobbling Smith throws a strike for Baylor TD (0:24)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia RB Justin Crawford has 203 rushing yards on 25 carries vs. Baylor early in the 4th quarter. The juco transfer might be clinching Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors with this performance.

Jennings darts upfield for 58-yard West Virginia TD (0:41)
Shorts gets feet down for West Virginia TD (0:30)
Cannon catches 60-yard Baylor touchdown (0:20)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor is showing some fight in its regular season finale at No. 16 West Virginia. The Bears are up 14-3 in the 2nd quarter on a 60-yard TD pass from Zach Smith to KD Cannon in a game that's featured very little passing so far.

Cannon makes great bobbling catch for Baylor (0:25)

Team Stats

Passing Yards267.430th
Rushing Yards239.518th
Points For32.6Tied-45th
Points Against23.436th

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