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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 ...

FIU off to its best start, beats Marshall 41-30

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alex McGough threw a pair of touchdown passes to Thomas Owens as Florida International jumped out early and held on to beat Marshall 41-30 on Saturday. The Panthers (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA) are off to their best start in school history. It was also their second ...

West Virginia Basketball Capsule

By The Associated Press West Virginia Last season: 28-9, lost to Gonzaga in West Regional semifinals Nickname: Mountaineers Coach: Bob Huggins Conference: Big 12 Who's gone: F Nathan Adrian, G Tarik Phillip, F Elijah Macon. Who's back: G Jevon Carter, the reigning Big 12 defensive player ...

Huggins: ‘Press Virginia’ may not get used all the time

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia opponents, take note. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins isn't sure whether his tenacious pressure defense will be on full display this season. The Mountaineers' depleted roster might be unable to harass opposing offenses for ...

Air show expected when No. 11 Oklahoma State-No. 22 WVU meet

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mason Rudolph vs. Will Grier. Get ready for an old-fashioned Big 12 throwdown. The football should be flying around the field when Rudolph and No. 11 Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) take on Grier and No. 22 West Virginia (5-2, 3-1) on ...

West Virginia to play Baylor on Thursday night in 2018

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will have five Big 12 home football games next season, including a Thursday night game against Baylor on Oct. 25. The Big 12 announced WVU's 2018 schedule Thursday. Other conference home games for the Mountaineers next fall include Kansas State on ...

Big 12 Conference will start league play earlier in 2018

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 has released its 2018 conference football schedule, and league play will get started earlier next season. When Oklahoma plays at Iowa State next Sept. 15, it will be the third week of the regular season. That is a week earlier than the first conference games ...