Minnesota beats West Virginia 18-6 in Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Guaranteed Rate Bowl Football Minnesota running back Ky Thomas (8) runs away from West Virginia safety Alonzo Addae and safety Sean Mahone (29) during the first half of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — (AP) — Ky Thomas ran for 144 yards and a touchdown, Mar'Kiese Irving added 129 yards rushing and Minnesota shut down West Virginia on defense to win the Guaranteed Rate Bowl 18-6 on Tuesday night. The two running backs carried most of the load offensively against West Virginia (6-7), accounting for 273 of Minnesota's 358 total yards. West Virginia couldn't get anything going against Minnesota's defense in the second half, crossing midfield only once while being held to 79 yards. Then again, the way Minnesota swarmed to the ball, it may not have mattered.wftv.com
WVU builds big lead, holds on to beat No. 15 Va Tech 27-21
Virginia Tech West Virginia Football West Virginia running back Leddie Brown (4) rushes for a touchdown against Virginia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Virginia Tech got the ball back with 2:11 remaining on Jermaine Waller's interception of Doege at the West Virginia 17, but Burmeister threw incomplete on fourth-and-goal from the 3 and West Virginia ran out the clock. It was one of three Virginia Tech drives that stalled inside the West Virginia 10, with the Hokies coming away with no points. West Virginia doesn't have a reputation for fast drives but jumped ahead 14-0 less than 6 minutes into the game. West Virginia: Despite a second-half fade, the Mountaineers took back the Black Diamond Trophy for the first time since 2003.wftv.com
Tagovailoa, turnovers lift Maryland over West Virginia 30-24
Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns, and Maryland topped turnover-prone West Virginia 30-24 on Saturday. With his brother Tua on the sideline watching, Tagovailoa threw touchdown passes of 66 yards to Dontay Demus, 18 yards to Chigoziem Okonkwo — and then a 60-yarder to Rakim Jarrett in the fourth quarter that gave the Terrapins a 30-21 lead. “It's always good to have family at my games, knowing that I'm far away from home,” Tagovailoa said.news.yahoo.com
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.