WVU picks up first road win, Florida St. shakes up top 3 BCS ran - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

WVU picks up first road win, Florida St. shakes up top 3 BCS rankings

Posted: Updated:

---The WVU football team finally picked up their first road win of the season Saturday against TCU.

Both teams entered the game with equal records of 3-5.

The Mountaineers trailed 17-10 into the 4th quarter before putting two touchdowns and a field goal on the board.

The Horned Frogs also put up a TD and a field goal tying the game 27-27, setting it into overtime.

WVU clinched the win by a 34 yard field goal by Josh Lambert in OT improving their record to 4-5.

"We found a way to get the win which was obviously big. (we) needed the win, and was proud of the way our guys didn't quit," said head coach Dana Holgorsen.

The Mountaineers are still on the hunt for bowl eligibility and will face Texas at home Saturday.

---There was a big shake-up in the BCS rankings after the weekend. Alabama stayed at the top, followed by Florida State, Oregon, and Ohio State.

The Seminoles jumped the Ducks to land the number 2 spot after their 41-14 win over Miami.

Two of the top three teams have tough games this week, #1 Alabama will face #13 Auburn and #3 Oregon faces #5 Stanford.

---Former WVU standout quarterback Geno Smith picked up a big win with the Jets on Sunday.

Smith was only 8 of 19 for 115 yards in the 26 to 20 win over the Saints. But, the offense helped out on the ground picking up 198 yards rushing. Also a big showing by New York's defense edged the win over one-loss New Orleans.

The win brings the Jets record to 5-4 and keeps their playoff hopes alive.

  • Saints kicker Shayne Graham no stranger to this area

    Saints kicker Shayne Graham no stranger to this area

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:39 GMT
    With the black and gold scrimmage Saturday morning, the team hit the fields Friday morning in hopes what they practice today will translate well into Saturday's game-like situation.With 7 days of practice under their belts it's time for Saints to show what they've learned so far in camp."You know, it's one of those things where you get excited but I've been doing it for a while so it's still practice," said linebacker Parys Haralson.The players are ready to set aside drills and get on the fie...
    With the black and gold scrimmage Saturday morning, the team hit the fields Friday morning in hopes what they practice today will translate well into Saturday's game-like situation.With 7 days of practice under their belts it's time for Saints to show what they've learned so far in camp."You know, it's one of those things where you get excited but I've been doing it for a while so it's still practice," said linebacker Parys Haralson.The players are ready to set aside drills and get on the fie...
  • Saints get physical as training camp continues

    Saints get physical as training camp continues

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:08:04 GMT
    With position battles still in place and a scrimmage on the horizon it didn't take long Thursday for things in practice to get physical.It seemed everyone entered day 6 of practice with a different outlook."We woke up, we came to work, and we put a helmet and pads on everyday and today we emphasized setting the tone." said defensive end Cameron Jordan.The tone was intensity, physicality and toughness. While some plays looked a bit too rough, like a confrontation between two players broken up ...
    With position battles still in place and a scrimmage on the horizon it didn't take long Thursday for things in practice to get physical.It seemed everyone entered day 6 of practice with a different outlook."We woke up, we came to work, and we put a helmet and pads on everyday and today we emphasized setting the tone." said defensive end Cameron Jordan.The tone was intensity, physicality and toughness. While some plays looked a bit too rough, like a confrontation between two players broken up ...
  • Saints fans come out for team picnic

    Saints fans come out for team picnic

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:54:29 GMT
    New Orleans Saints fans gathered at the Greenbrier facility Saturday for the ceremonial opening of the Advocare training facility before having a picnic with the team.
    New Orleans Saints fans gathered at the Greenbrier facility Saturday for the ceremonial opening of the Advocare training facility before having a picnic with the team.