ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Undrafted rookie Tyree Jackson hit David Sills for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds left in rallying the Buffalo Bills to a 27-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings to...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms is looking to transfer.
The school confirmed Monday that Simms has put his name into the NCAA's transfer...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Camping World Bowl: No. 15 West Virginia (8-3) vs. No. 17 Syracuse (9-3), Friday, 5:15 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Syracuse by 1.
Series Record: Syracuse, 33-27.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Syracuse is trying for its first 10-win season since 2001, and its chance comes in a game against a former Big East rival. West Virginia is seeking to avoid falling in a bowl game for a third consecutive season, which would match the longest such drought in the program's history.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has shored up its secondary by signing five defensive backs.
The Mountaineers landed 16 players Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period.
Osita Smith, a 6-foot-2 safety, is from Wilde Lake High School in Bowie, Maryland, and 6-2 cornerback Dreshun Miller is transferring from Eastern Arizona Community College. Both are four-star recruits according to 247sports.
No. 7 West Virginia (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) at Oklahoma State (5-5, 2-5), 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC)
No. 12 West Virginia (6-1, 4-1 Big 12, No. 13 CFP) at No. 15 Texas (6-2, 4-1, No. 17 CFP ), 3:30 p.m. EDT (Fox)
Line: Texas by 2.
Series record: West Virginia leads 4-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Both teams need a win to stay in first place in the Big 12 and control their own destiny for the conference title game. Texas is coming off a loss that broke a six-game win streak. West Virginia rebounded from its only loss with a romp over Baylor last week.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 13 West Virginia was determined to make up for being embarrassed in its last game on the road.
Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and the Mountaineers used a big second quarter to cruise to a 58-14 victory over Baylor on Thursday night.
The Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12) bounced back from a blowout loss at Iowa State with arguably its top performance of the season on offense and one of its best on defense.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen knew he had two of the Big 12's top wide receivers entering the 2018 season in David Sills V and Gary Jennings.
At the moment, though, it's junior Marcus Simms putting together a breakout year.
Simms will go after his fourth straight 100-yard receiving performance on Saturday when No. 9 West Virginia (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) hosts Kansas (2-3, 0-2).
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen isn't worried about quarterback Will Grier being overwhelmed by the attention and pressure that comes with being a Heisman Trophy candidate. Grier has thrown far too many passes. Played in far too many games. Diagnosed far too many defenses to let the hype train get in his head.
Kansas State (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 12 West Virginia (2-0, 0-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).
Line: West Virginia by 16
Series record: Kansas State leads 5-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
West Virginia tries to regroup in the teams' Big 12 opener after its Sept. 15 game at North Carolina State was called off due to Hurricane Florence. Kansas State is coming off a 41-17 win over UTSA and now goes on the road for the first time this season.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Gary Jennings slammed the door on all those jokes at his expense about his lack of scoring a year ago.
The senior is more than making up for it so far in 2018.
Jennings caught three touchdown passes from Will Grier to lead No. 14 West Virginia to a 52-17 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday night.
"It feels great," Jennings said. "And the win feels even better."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It isn't in Will Grier's nature to panic.
So two dropped touchdown passes, a 10-minute drive by the opposing offense and an hour-long weather delay at halftime weren't about to distract the West Virginia senior quarterback on Saturday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills worked well together at West Virginia last year, right down to announcements a few days apart that they'd return for their senior seasons.
Rather than wondering what might have been if the duo chose to enter the NFL draft, No. 17 West Virginia is ecstatic to have its top playmakers back for a season that begins Saturday against Tennessee in Charlotte, North Carolina.
West Virginia has two good reasons to feel confident heading into next season.
Announcements by quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills earlier this month that they will return instead of enter the NFL draft has amped up excitement in Morgantown, West Virginia, about the Mountaineers' potential to compete for a Big 12 championship.
"Getting those juniors back is important," said West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen. "We've got some momentum going into 2018."
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver David Sills is returning for his senior season in 2018.
The Mountaineers announced in a statement Monday that Sills is coming back, keeping West Virginia's dynamic pass-and-catch combination intact for another year. Quarterback Will Grier announced last week that he'll return as well.
Utah (6-6, Pac-12) vs. West Virginia (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. EST
Utah: RB Zack Moss, 1,023 yards rushing, nine rushing touchdowns.
West Virginia: WR David Sills V, 60 catches for 980 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Utah: The Utes lost six of their final eight games but beat Colorado 34-13 in their regular-season finale to become bowl eligible. QB Tyler Huntley missed that game with an injury.
David Sills would prefer to focus on the fun part of West Virginia's offense.
The crazy catches. The quick-scoring drives. Piles of yards and points — all in the first half of West Virginia's last two games.
The second half: Silence.
No. 24 West Virginia has been held scoreless after halftime in back-to-back contests, something that hasn't happened since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 in 2012.
No. 23 West Virginia (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) at Kansas State (5-4, 3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Line: Kansas State by 2 ½.
Series record: Kansas State leads 5-2
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Mountaineers, fresh off an impressive win over Iowa State, still have Big 12 title game aspirations, but they would need to win out and get some help. The Wildcats are coming off an overtime win over Texas Tech that means they would become bowl-eligible with a win.
No. 11 Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) at West Virginia (5-2, 3-1), Saturday, Noon ET (ABC)
Line: Oklahoma State by 7.5.
Series record: Tied 4-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Oklahoma State and West Virginia bring two of the nation's top scoring and passing offenses. They are tied with No. 10 Oklahoma and No. 25 Iowa State for second place in the Big 12 behind No. 4 TCU, and a loss would put a crimp in one team's hopes of reaching the conference championship game.
No. 23 West Virginia (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) at Baylor (0-6, 0-3), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (FS1/FS2 if ALCS Game 7 necessary)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia was supposed to be in rebuilding mode in the Big 12 this season as the conference welcomes the return of its championship game. Behind national touchdown receptions leader David Sills V and comeback kid Will Grier, the Mountaineers' latest performance has put the rest of the conference on notice.
West Virginia has immersed itself in the early title chase in a league it has yet to win since joining in 2012.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia did what most people expected it would against Kansas in the first half Saturday, building the kind of lopsided advantage that should have made it an easy afternoon in Memorial Stadium.
Instead, the banged-up Mountaineers blew much of that lead during a stagnant third quarter.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — After a couple of school transfers and position changes, West Virginia's David Sills has found his purpose in college football.
Sills went from sought-after quarterback to wide receiver, back to quarterback, and now is one of the nation's most prolific pass catchers early in the 2017 season.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Will Grier gave West Virginia fans the offensive show they had been waiting more than a year for.
Grier threw five touchdown passes, including three to David Sills, to lead the Mountaineers to a 56-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.
"It was unbelievable, man," Grier said. "It was awesome to play out there for the first time. I can't wait to do it again. You can never be unhappy with a win for Mountaineer nation."
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Wide receiver David Sills, who transferred from West Virginia to a California junior college after the 2015 season, is returning to the Mountaineers.
Sills was among seven junior college players whose signings were announced by West Virginia on Wednesday night for the 2017 season.