West Virginia Sports

Grier throws for 5 TDs, West Virginia beats Texas Tech 46-35

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia finally beat a ranked opponent, using a big rally to do it. Will Grier threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half and West Virginia overcame an 18-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 24 Texas Tech ...

Litton throws for 3 TDs, Marshall beats Old Dominion 35-3

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Chase Litton threw for three touchdowns and Marshall scored three of its five touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from Old Dominion for a 35-3 Homecoming win on Saturday. Litton's second TD pass went 46 yards to Tyre Brady to give the Thundering Herd (5-1, ...

Teen survives brain injury to become championship wrestler

By GARY FAUBER, The Register-Herald SHADY SPRING, W.Va. (AP) — Daylin Toms has loved sports since he was a toddler. Through the years, the sport that emerged as his favorite was wrestling. He picked up the sport at age 4, and as the years went on he was giving the best wrestlers West ...

No. 24 Texas Tech looks to break 3-game losing streak to WVU

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 24 Texas Tech's resurgent running attack could throw off West Virginia's focus on slowing down quarterback Nic Shimonek. The Red Raiders (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) had their best game on the ground in five years in a 65-19 win last week at ...

Unbeaten KC looking to get even as Steelers roll into town

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith lived through last year's playoff loss to Pittsburgh, then relived it countless times on video, trying in vain to learn how the Chiefs lost to a team that didn't even score a touchdown. With the Steelers rolling into town ...

Texas rises to top of Big 12 early with rival Sooners next

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas fans have seen this before: a modest two-game win streak and a hot young quarterback giving the offense some desperately needed juice. The question heading into the annual rivalry game with No. 12 Oklahoma is, are these Longhorns ...

Undefeated Frogs: No. 6 TCU only Big 12 team without a loss

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sixth-ranked TCU is the only undefeated team remaining the Big 12 Conference, even after giving up more than 500 yards and needing some trickery after blowing a two-touchdown lead in the second half. "I would bet every game is ...

Hill scores 3 ways as No. 8 TCU beats No. 23 West Virginia

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Hill scored three different ways, and got the winning score by avoiding three defenders as No. 8 TCU remained the only undefeated team in the Big 12 Conference. Hill eluded a defender in the backfield and lunged forward ...

Big 12 showdown: No. 8 TCU, No. 23 WVU with former SEC QBs

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU senior quarterback Kenny Hill and West Virginia's Will Grier took similar paths to the Big 12, and a head-to-head matchup in the only game nationally Saturday with two Top 25 teams. Before becoming the starter last season for ...

BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT: Big 12’s offenses flying high once again

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is hardly the first team that comes to mind when you ponder high-flying Big 12 offenses. The Jayhawks averaged about 350 yards per game last season, which ranked somewhere south of the top 100 nationally. Their quarterback ...