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McPhearson fumble return lifts Texas Tech over West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Cornerback Zech McPhearson returned a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown with 8:44 left to lift Texas Tech to a 34-27 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. West Virginia's Sam James caught a short pass from Jarret Doege but fumbled on a hit from Jacob Morganstern. ...

Wells throws 2 TD passes, No. 22 Marshall beats FAU 20-9

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Grant Wells showed some poise in the pocket when No. 22 Marshall faced its first deficit of the season. Wells threw two touchdown passes, including a 41-yard strike for the go-ahead score, and the Thundering Herd beat ...

Steelers dominate early, hold off Titans for 27-24 win

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stand alone as the AFC's last undefeated team thanks to a dominant start and a bit of late luck. Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Diontae Johnson, and the Steelers remained perfect by ...

No. 22 Marshall schedules Nov. 7 game with Massachusetts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — No. 22 Marshall has scheduled a Nov. 7 home football game against Massachusetts, athletic director Mike Hamrick said Monday. Unbeaten Marshall (4-0, 2-0 Conference USA) had three other games called off this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. "With so much ...

Spillane’s shot: Steelers LB primed to replace injured Bush

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Spillane doesn't have Devin Bush's pedigree. He doesn't have Bush's speed or game experience either. That doesn't mean, however, that Spillane or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers believe he can't fill in capably while Bush recovers ...

Pitt-iful: Browns try to end 16-game losing streak at Heinz

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer The Browns have been pitiful in Pittsburgh — for half a century. Whether playing in old Three Rivers Stadium or at Heinz Field, with its tricky winds and rowdy, towel-twirling fans, most of Cleveland's trips down the Turnpike and across the Pennsylvania state ...

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger predicted Chase Claypool's breakout. Now the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is gearing the rookie wide receiver for what comes next. Score four touchdowns in a game, as Claypool did in a 38-29 win over Philadelphia last ...

Kansas hopes to have coach Les Miles back at West Virginia

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Four games into the college season, West Virginia will finally welcome thousands of people to a home football game. Kansas plans to have coach Les Miles there, too. Miles announced last week that he tested positive for COVID-19 and has quarantined at his home. In ...

Same old Browns? Cleveland can quiet critics in Pittsburgh

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The trappings of a rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have lingered even as the results have grown remarkably one-sided. Bad blood. Trash talk. Emotionally charged games. The only thing the long-running series has ...

College football graduate transfers making immediate impacts

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tony Fields had the desert in his blood growing up in Las Vegas and as a three-year starter at Arizona. Heading to the tree-lined hills of West Virginia might seem like a whole 'nother world. For Fields, it was an easy choice. "I like ...

Brown’s TD run lifts West Virginia over Baylor 27-21 in 2OT

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leddie Brown scored a 3-yard touchdown run in the second overtime after West Virginia's defense made a stop, and the Mountaineers outlasted Baylor 27-21 on Saturday. West Virginia (2-1, 1-1 Big 12) squeaked out the win in a game where ...

West Virginia wary of Baylor multitasker Ebner and the Bears

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Neal Brown watched Trestan Ebner zig, zag and bull his way to four touchdowns in Baylor's opener, leaving West Virginia's coach with the task of devising a plan to slow him down. Ebner became the first player in the Big 12's 25-year history to score three ...

Hubbard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, escape with another victory

By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn't pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he and his team made the plays they needed to. Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon ...

No. 15 Oklahoma State unsure of QB for West Virginia game

By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — With Spencer Sanders' status unclear for Saturday's game against West Virginia, it is uncertain who will be at quarterback for No. 15 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools. Will Sanders' right foot injury, which ...

No. 15 Oklahoma State opens Big 12 slate vs. West Virginia

By The Associated Press undefined West Virginia (1-0) at No. 15 Oklahoma State (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Oklahoma State by 7. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 7-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma State entered the season with high hopes but nearly slipped in its opener ...

Doege, RBs shine, West Virginia beats E. Kentucky 56-10

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield gave West Virginia's running game a lift it hadn't seen in quite some time, and the Mountaineers beat Eastern Kentucky 56-10 Saturday. Brown and Sinkfield both ...

West Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Coach Neal Brown announced the suspensions Saturday before the Mountaineers played at home against Eastern Kentucky. The school would not specify what the ...

Big 12 to implement rapid COVID-19 tests day before games

By The Associated Press . The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff. The partnership with Virtual Care for Families calls for a testing program that will ...

Jarret Doege named starting quarterback at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarret Doege will get the start at quarterback when West Virginia opens the season next week, coach Neal Brown said Thursday night. Doege, a junior, beat out senior Austin Kendall in preseason camp, Brown said on his statewide radio show. "We had a long quarterback ...

Marshall rolls 59-0 in dazzling debut for QB Wells

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Grant Wells threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns to set and tie school records for a debut quarterback and Marshall rolled past Eastern Kentucky 59-0 on Saturday in both teams' season opener. Wells, a redshirt freshman, was 16-of-23 passing with his 307 yards ...