Lamonte’ Turner had 23 points and No. 1 Tennessee held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory.
West Virginia hired Troy’s Neal Brown on Saturday to coach the Mountaineers, landing the youngest of six coaches in the FBS who have won at least 10 games each of the last three seasons.
Houston hired West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers.
Abdul Adams rushed for two touchdowns in his Syracuse debut after transferring in, and fellow transfer Trishton Jackson caught a TD pass from Dungey.
West Virginia quarterback Will Grier won’t play for the 15th-ranked Mountaineers in the Camping World Bowl against No. 17 Syracuse and instead will focus on preparation for the NFL draft. Grier announced his decision in a statement released by West Virginia. He was a Heisman contender this season and a finalist for the Maxwell Award as player of the year. Grier averaged 351 yards passing and threw 37 touchdown passes.
Kyler Murray threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, No. 6 Oklahoma scored two defensive TDs and the Sooners beat No. 12 West Virginia 59-56 Friday night in Morgantown, West Virginia for a spot next week in the Big 12 championship game.
Appalachian State’s first visit to the AP Top 25 will be short-lived. Shai Werts ran for 129 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown, and Georgia Southern beat No. 25 Appalachian State 34-14 to spoil the Mountaineers’ first week in the Top 25.
McDougle, a high-profile transfer from West Virginia, signed a letter of intent with Mike Leach and the Cougars Wednesday. McDougle will have three years of eligibility remaining when his clock restarts in 2019
Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.
Sporting the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s chalkiest region doesn’t give Villanova coach Jay Wright any special confidence heading into Friday night’s game against West Virginia.