GAMEDAY College Football

West Virginia 33, Virginia Tech 10

By JIMMY ROBERTSON
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. - J.T. Daniels threw for 203 yards and a touchdown to lead West Virginia to a 33-10 win over Virginia Tech.

Freshman CJ Donaldson rushed for 106 yards and West Virginia (2-2) got a strong performance from its defense to win its second straight game after losing the first two.

The Mountaineers, who beat Virginia Tech for the second consecutive season, scored on five straight possessions spanning the first and second half. Daniels' 24-yard touchdown pass to Sam James with 11 seconds left in the first half gave the Mountaineers a 13-7 lead, and they never trailed again.

The Hokies (2-2) closed within 16-10 on a field goal by Will Ross with 4:19 left in the third quarter. West Virginia answered, scoring on a 6-yard run by Justin Johnson Jr. with 14:13 left in the game. The Hokies had West Virginia stopped twice on the drive, but personal foul penalties on Norell Pollard and Dax Hollifield kept the drive alive.

Penalties hindered the Hokies all night. They committed 15 for 132 yards.

TAKEAWAYS

West Virginia: The Mountaineers picked up a nice win for coach Neal Brown, who moved to 19-20 in his fourth year at West Virginia. They played solidly in all three phases, but especially on defense. A unit that gave up 73 points in losses to Pittsburgh and Kansas held the Hokies to just 228 yards and also scored on an interception return.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies weren't good in any phase of the game and now haven't beaten a nonconference Power 5 team at Lane Stadium since 2009. The loss marked their worst ever over the Mountaineers at Lane Stadium.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WVUVaTech
WVU FG 3:19 Casey Legg 23 yard field goal 3 0
Second Quarter WVUVaTech
VaTech TD 14:52 Kaleb Smith 28 yard TD pass from Grant Wells (William Ross Extra Point) 3 7
WVU FG 1:50 Casey Legg 35 yard field goal 6 7
WVU TD 0:11 Sam James 24 yard TD pass from JT Daniels (Casey Legg Extra Point) 13 7
Third Quarter WVUVaTech
WVU FG 7:04 Casey Legg 25 yard field goal 16 7
VaTech FG 4:19 William Ross 44 yard field goal 16 10
Fourth Quarter WVUVaTech
WVU TD 14:13 Justin Johnson Jr. 6 yard TD run (Casey Legg Extra Point) 23 10
WVU FG 10:16 Casey Legg 38 yard field goal 26 10
WVU TD 9:36 Jacolby Spells 27 yard interception return for TD (Casey Legg Extra Point) 33 10
Team Stats
  West Virginia Virginia Tech
First downs 32 14
  Rushing 12 1
  Passing 12 10
  Penalty 8 3
3rd Down Efficiency 4-13, 31% 2-10, 20%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 46-218 18-35
Passing Yards 203 193
Return Yards 25 30
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-30-0 16-35-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-7 1-6
Punts 2 5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-69 15-132
West Virginia Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Daniels 20 30 203 1 0
Virginia Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Wells 16 35 193 1 1
West Virginia Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Donaldson 23 106 4.6 0
J. Johnson Jr. 11 83 7.5 1
T. Mathis Jr. 9 38 4.2 0
J. Daniels 1 -7 -7.0 0
Virginia Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Holston 4 18 4.5 0
G. Wells 6 15 2.5 0
K. King 6 4 0.7 0
C. Black 1 -1 -1.0 0
West Virginia Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Prather 6 69 11.5 0
M. O'Laughlin 3 33 11.0 0
R. Smith 1 27 27.0 0
S. James 2 25 12.5 1
B. Ford-Wheaton 3 23 7.7 0
J. Aaron 1 14 14.0 0
C. Donaldson 3 6 2.0 0
C. Braham 1 6 6.0 0
Virginia Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Smith 5 70 14.0 1
K. King 3 38 12.7 0
N. Gallo 4 22 5.5 0
C. Moss 1 21 21.0 0
C. Black 1 20 20.0 0
C. Blumrick 1 12 12.0 0
S. Gosnell 1 10 10.0 0
West Virginia Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Spells 1 27
Virginia Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
West Virginia Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
O. Straw 2 77 38.5
Virginia Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
P. Moore 5 210 42.0
West Virginia Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Smith 1 -2 -2.0
Virginia Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
West Virginia Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Virginia Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Duke 1 13 13.0
C. Black 1 17 17.0
West Virginia Missed FG
Player Length
Virginia Tech Missed FG
Player Length




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