The 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers will come off of their bye-week with a few new faces on both sides of the ball as they prepare to shut down Geno Smith and the 3-2 New York Jets.
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan ripped West Virginia after coach Dana Holgerson and a couple Mountaineer players ripped the “lack of leadership” quarterback Geno Smith demonstrated while at Morgantown.
Dominated by linemen and defensive players, the draft lacked the name recognition and flair that skill position players bring. That doesn’t mean this year’s rookie quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends won’t make an impact.
As both Geno Smith and E.J. Manuel take reps and prepare for the upcoming season, the question remains, which of them will have the best rookie season?
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Geno Smith threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns in his final home game to lead West Virginia to a 59-10 win over Kansas on Saturday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The final touchdown pass drew only a slight fist pump from Collin Klein. It was still the third quarter, but Milan-Puskar Stadium was half-empty. Most of the West Virginia fans had seen enough of a game that had turned into a Heisman Trophy campaign ad for the Kansas State quarterback.
CBS college football analyst Spencer Tillman explains why he still thinks West Virginia is the team to beat in the Big 12 and looks ahead to the Mountaineers’ huge game against No. 4 Kansas State.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a season-high 499 yards as Texas Tech shocked No. 5 West Virginia 49-14, ending the Mountaineers’ hopes for an unbeaten season.
West Virginia football play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi checks in with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Geno Smith threw for 656 yards and tied a Big 12 record with eight touchdown passes to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-63 win over No. 25 Baylor on Saturday.
West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen checks in with Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — West Virginia made an NFL stadium its home for a day and put up numbers that would be the envy of any pro offense, marching quickly to score on its first four possessions and piling up 569 yards Saturday in a 42-12 win over James Madison.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Geno Smith threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 11 West Virginia to a 69-34 win over Marshall on Saturday in the Mountaineers’ highest-scoring season opener in school history.
If this was going to be the last time both Pitt and West Virginia met for a football game, then they sure got it right. With hopes of a possible share of the Big East title at stake for the winner serving as just an appetizer, the underlying tone of bragging rights for the foreseeable future represented the main course.
The Pitt Panthers came close but lost to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 21-20 in the Backyard Brawl Friday night. Tino Sunseri completed 12 passes for 137 yards and threw one pick.