West Virginia Rumors & News

  • No. 16 West Virginia edges Baylor to reach 10 wins

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Justin Crawford ran for 209 yards, Skyler Howard accounted for three touchdowns and No. 16 West Virginia overcame a slow start to hold off Baylor 24-21 in a Big 12 game Saturday. Gary Jennings took a slant pass 58 yards and Daikiel Shorts made an acrobatic, toe-tapping..." December 03

  • No. 18 West Virginia blows out Iowa State 49-19

    The Sports Xchange "AMES, Iowa -- Skyler Howard threw five touchdowns, four on deep passes, and freshman running back Martell Pettaway made the most of a late-season debut as No. 18 West Virginia buried Iowa State 49-19 on Saturday. Showing no hangover from a loss to Oklahoma that knocked them out of the Big 12..." November 26

  • No. 16 West Virginia holds off Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- No one has come after Texas the way West Virginia's defense did on Saturday afternoon at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and that max-blitz, come-from-anywhere strategy was the difference in 16th-ranked Mountaineers' 24-20 victory over the Longhorns. West Virginia's..." November 12

  • Howard, No. 20 West Virginia throttle Kansas

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Skyler Howard produced five touchdowns, and came close to a sixth on a heels-over-head leap that left teammates wincing, as No. 20 West Virginia recovered from its first loss of the season by crushing Kansas 48-21 on Saturday night. "I'm worried about his safety, so he..." November 06

  • Rudolph, Cowboys end No. 10 West Virginia's unbeaten streak

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- All week long, Oklahoma State heard the reports about West Virginia's dominant defense. The Cowboys took it all in, too, on offense and defense, vowing to carry it to the field. Saturday, it was Oklahoma State's defense that claimed the day, forcing three turnovers..." October 29

  • Howard, No. 12 West Virginia blitz TCU

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Skyler Howard threw four touchdowns against the hometown school that didn't recruit him as No. 12 West Virginia crushed TCU 34-10 on Saturday. Rushel Shell ran for 117 yards, Howard threw for 231 and the Mountaineers (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) extended their best start since..." October 22

  • Howard leads as Mountaineers rout Red Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- Skyler Howard looked more like a record-smashing quarterback than did Patrick Mahomes and No. 20 West Virginia's defense made a bold statement in crushing Texas Tech 48-17. Howard threw for 318 yards, ran for 89 more and accounted for three scores as the Mountaineers (5-0,..." October 15

  • Ex-Florida QB Will Grier says Jim McElwain pushed him to transfer after suspension

    Alabama "Today marks the one-year anniversary of former Florida quarterback Will Grier's one-year NCAA suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The cause and aftermath of that suspension, including Grier's decision to transfer to West Virginia, has been the subject of widespread..." October 13

  • West Virginia slips past Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "Matthew McCrane missed a late 42-yard field goal attempt and West Virginia ended Kansas State's four-year stranglehold in the series with a 17-16 victory on Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. Skyler Howard found Jovan Durante for a 9-yard touchdown with 6:11 left and West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big..." October 01

  • West Virginia holds off late BYU rally

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- Skyler Howard threw for 332 yards, Rushel Shell ran for two scores and West Virginia finished non-conference play unbeaten by holding off Brigham Young 35-32 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (3-0) assembled first-half touchdown drives of 86 and 88 yards, and Howard capped a..." September 24

  • Howard leads Mountaineers to victory

    The Sports Xchange "Skyler Howard threw five touchdowns, riddling Youngstown State with deep passes, and West Virginia overcame an early scare to prevail 38-21 at home Saturday. The Mountaineers (2-0) trailed 14-7 late in the first half but piled up 624 yards and improved to 17-0 all-time against FCS teams...." September 10

  • West Virginia loses offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste for the season

    Fox Sports "West Virginia got some bad news Sunday after an MRI revealed that standout offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste sustained a right knee (ACL) injury Saturday during the Missouri game and will miss the remainder of the season. The 6-5, 305-pound former basketball player has blossomed into a terrific..." September 05

  • Howard shakes injury, helps West Virginia win

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Quarterback Skyler Howard returned from a first-half injury scare and West Virginia's rebuilt defense proved resilient until the final two minutes in a 26-11 win over Missouri on Saturday. Justin Crawford ran for 101 yards and a score, Rushel Shell ripped off a 23-yard..." September 03

  • West Virginia S Dravon Askew-Henry sidelined for season with knee injury

    Yahoo! Sports "West Virginia’s secondary will be without Dravon Askew-Henry in 2016. The team said Friday that Askew-Henry would miss the season with a torn left ACL. “This is a tremendous loss for our football team,” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. “Without a doubt Dravon was one of our..." August 13

  • WVU’s leading returning tackler suffers torn ACL, lost for season

    College Football Talk "With the start of the new season a little over three weeks away, West Virginia’s defense has taken a significant punch to the gut. WVU confirmed Friday that Dravon Askew-Henry sustained a torn ACL in his left knee during practice Wednesday. As a result, the junior safety will be sidelined for..." August 12

  • WVU DE Larry Jefferson Arrested

    The Smoking Musket "Senior defensive end Larry Jefferson was arrested on the morning of July 26. He was found with small amount of marijuana and cocaine. An officer stopped Jefferson on Clay Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The officer, investigating a weapons brandishing incident, stated he could he smell..." July 28

  • Former Tennessee OL Ray Raulerson transfers to West Virginia

    Tennessean "Former Tennessee offensive lineman Ray Raulerson is transferring to West Virginia, the school announced Friday. Raulerson, 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds, played five games in a reserve role for Tennessee as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He will have sit out the 2016 season because of NCAA rules." July 03

  • David Sills set to transfer from West Virginia

    Yahoo! Sports "West Virginia quarterback/wide receiver David Sills is transferring. West Virginia issued a statement about Sills' departure Thursday morning. "We appreciate everything David has done for the Mountaineer football program," WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. "He has done everything..." June 23

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