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West Virginia beats No. 14 Iowa State 20-16

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A scolding from coach Dana Holgorsen after a double-digit loss a week ago helped West Virginia's players regain their focus and throw a wrench in No. 14 Iowa State's magical season. Will Grier threw two touchdown passes, Justin ...

FAU beats Marshall; bowl eligible for 1st time since 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary had 275 total yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Young made three of Florida Atlantic's four interceptions, and the Owls beat Marshall 30-25 on a rainy Friday night to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2013. Young tied a single-game program ...

LB David Long goes on tackling tear for West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer On a defense that has seen its struggles, West Virginia outside linebacker David Long Jr. is starting to put together a season worth bragging about. The redshirt sophomore missed the first month after injuring a knee in summer workouts that required surgery. He ...

In dog-eat-dog Big 12, road to playoff fraught with peril

BY DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer Gary Patterson remembers quite keenly the controversy that swirled around the playoff rankings a few years ago, when TCU dropped from third to sixth in the final release. The Horned Frogs were coming off a 55-3 win over Iowa State the day before the final ...

No. 14 Cyclones travel to face Grier, West Virginia

The Associated Press No. 14 Iowa State (6-2, 4-1 Big 12, CFP No. 15) at West Virginia (5-3, 3-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2) Line: West Virginia by 2.5 Series record: West Virginia leads 4-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Iowa State, in a four-way tie for first place after beating previously ...

Bedlam to start November in Big 12; maybe more in December

By The Associated Press Some things to watch during Week 10 of the Big 12 Conference, with five games Saturday: GAME OF THE WEEK Bedlam to start November, and maybe more to come a month later. For only the second time in 13 years, No. 8 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) and No. 11 Oklahoma State ...

Steelers lean on D, Smith-Schuster in 20-15 win over Lions

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster made an inside move like a veteran and used his young legs to do the rest. The rookie receiver scored on a 97-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger late in the third quarter, and the Pittsburgh Steelers forced the ...

Iowa State climbs into 4-way tie atop Big 12

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State will enter November in first place in the Big 12 and in control of its own destiny. No, seriously. The Cyclones (6-2, 4-1) are tied with TCU (7-1, 4-1), Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1) and Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1) after beating the ...

Rudolph shines in rain, No. 11 Oklahoma St. beats No. 22 WVU

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even without a week of practice, Mason Rudolph outshined Will Grier in the rain. Rudolph threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 50-39 victory over No. 22 West Virginia on Saturday. A ...

Gundy wants sloppy play eliminated heading into Bedlam

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Before he can focus on Bedlam, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wants to eliminate some sloppy play that slowed the Cowboys in a double-digit win in rainy West Virginia. West Virginia recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a ...