Welcome Back! WVU Ranked 23rd In AP Top 25 And Coaches Poll
After spending a week out of the national rankings, the Mountaineers have resurfaced. WVU ranked 23rd in both the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll.
A big victory over nationally ranked Texas Tech has propelled WVU back into the rankings. In the third quarter things did not look promising for the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers trailed 35-17 before scoring 29 straight points unanswered to close out the game 46-35. A big part of the offensive explosion was Will Grier throwing 5 touchdown passes.
2nd largest comeback in program history? ?
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— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 14, 2017
David Sills also made big-time contributions in the win. He had 6 catches for 89 yards to go along with three touchdowns. He continues to lead the nation in touchdown catches with 12. In fact, there is no other player in a Power 5 conference with more than 7 touchdown catches. Talk about dominating the competition!
Don’t forget the Mountaineers were finally able to snap their losing streak against ranked opponents. WVU took a 9-game losing streak against ranked teams into this contest. Good for Holgorsen and the boys to get that monkey off of their back.
The wins puts the Mountaineers in the hunt for the Big 12 title. Big games against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State still remain on the schedule. There is still plenty of opportunity for the Mountaineers to improve their resume.
Next up for the Mountaineers is the winless Baylor Bears. With Art Briles out and new coach Matt Rhule in, it has been a struggle for the Bears to find their footing.
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— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) October 9, 2017