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West Virginia’s Charles Sims scores on a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Scoring drives from West Virginia’s season-ending game against Iowa State on Saturday at Mountaineer Field:

FIRST QUARTER
WEST VIRGINIA 3, IOWA STATE 0 (11:36)
• Josh Lambert 50-yard field goal
Charles Sims ripped off a 17-yard run and Clint Trickett hooked up with Kevin White for 10 yards and Mario Alford for 7. But on third-and-2 at the ISU 32, Trickett’s pass for Cody Clay was batted up and nearly intercepted. That brought on Lambert for a booming kick.
(Drive recap: 7 plays, 38 yards in 2:27)
WEST VIRGINIA 10, IOWA STATE 0 (4:16)
• Charles Sims 7-yard run (Lambert kick)
Nick Kwiatkoski picked off ISU’s Grant Rohach at the Cyclones 6. Two plays later, Sims hit a seam on the right side.
(Drive recap: 2 plays, 6 yards in 0:39)
WEST VIRGINIA 17, IOWA STATE 0 (3:57)
• Karl Joseph 38-yard fumble return (Lambert kick)
Iowa State running back Aaron Wemberly was stripped by WVU freshman safety Jeremy Tyler and fellow safety Karl Joseph was on the spot for a 38-yard scoop-and-score. It was West Virginia’s second defensive touchdown of the season.
WEST VIRGINIA 17, IOWA STATE 7 (1:19)
• Grant Rohach 54-yard run (Cole Netten kick)
After Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads successfully gambled on a fourth-and-1 at his own 44—with Jeff Woody diving for the first down—Rohach sprinted untouched on a quarterback keeper. The 54-yarder was a season-long for the Cyclones
(Drive recap: 6 plays, 81 yards in 2:33)

 

SECOND QUARTER
WEST VIRGINIA 24, IOWA STATE 7 (14:55)
• Clint Trickett 17-yard pass to Kevin White
WVU started at its own 9 after an abysmal kick return by Wendell Smallwood, but Trickett got the Mountaineers moving with passes of 30 and 40 yards to Mario Alford. Then he found White crossing the middle, the junior receiver’s fifth TD of the season.
(Drive recap: 4 plays, 91 yards in 2:27)
WEST VIRGINIA 31, IOWA STATE 7 (9:05)
• Sims 76-yard run (Lambert kick)
After Iowa State’s Cole Netten missed a 42-yard field goal off the uprigt, Sims gashed the Cyclones up the middle. The senior surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on the carry.
(Drive recap: 1 play, 76 yards in 0:12)
WEST VIRGINIA 31, IOWA STATE 14 (7:23)
• Rohach 10-yard pass to Quenton Bundrage
Roahach was 3-of-4 on the drive for 57 yards, with the lone incompletion coming on a deep crossing route that Bundrage dropped. The sophomore receiver hung on to the one at the goal line, however.
(Drive recap: 5 plays, 64 yards in 1:37)

 

FOURTH QUARTER
WEST VIRGINIA 31, IOWA STATE 21 (14:00)
• Shontrelle Johnson 3-yard touchdown run (Netten kick)
The Cyclones marched 99 yards to keep the game close. Rohach was 3-for-4 for 55 yards on the drive. He had a 36-yard pass that featured tough running by tight end E.J. Bibbs.
(Drive recap: 12 plays, 99 yards in 4:25)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 21 (13:42)
• Trickett 76-yard touchdown pass to Mario Alford (Lambert kick)
Alford beat man coverage off the line to run free over the middle. Trickett made a spot-on throw that made it easy for the junior college transfer to take it to the house.
(Drive recap: 1 play, 76 yards in 0:11)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 28 (9:38)
• Rohach 62-yard pass to Bundrage (Netten kick)
Bundrage tied an Iowa State single-season record with his ninth touchdown catch.
(Drive recap: 7 plays, 72 yards in 3:57)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 31 (4:21)
• Netten 31-yard field goal
After Rohach converted a fourth-and-7 to Justn Coleman for 21 yards to keep the drive alive, Netten put two misses behind him to make a key kick.
(Drive recap: 8 plays, 25 yards in 3:50)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 38 (1:00)
• Rohach 19-yard pass to Justin Coleman (Netten kick)
Iowa State’s Jacques Washington ripped an interception away from Kevin White on the sideline, giving the Cyclones the ball at West Virginia’s 33. Two runs by Aaron Wemberly netted a first down before Coleman ran open on a crossing route.
(Drive recap: 5 plays, 33 yards in 1:46)
FIRST OVERTIME
IOWA STATE 41, WEST VIRGINIA 38
• Netten 40-yard field goal
Iowa State netted only 3 yards on three plays before Netten came on. He had missed from 42 and had a 38-yarder blocked, but this time he was true.
(Drive recap: 4 plays, 3 yards untimed)
IOWA STATE 41, WEST VIRGINIA 41
• Lambert 41-yard field goal
On third-and-9 from the Iowa State 24, Trickett had Kevin White at the sticks, but the receiver couldn’t hang on while being hit by a defender.  On came Lambert for his second field goal of the day.
(Drive recap: 4 plays, 1 yard untimed)

 

SECOND OVERTIME
WEST VIRGINIA 44, IOWA STATE 41
• Lambert 26-yard field goal
Trickett hooked up with Alford on a 12-yarder for a first down, but three plays later they miscommunicated on an incompletion. That forced Lambert to come on for his third field goal.
(Drive recap: 5 plays, 16 yards untimed)
WEST VIRGINIA 44, IOWA STATE 44
• Netten 26-yard field goal
Iowa State earned a first down on the legs of Shontrell Johnson but bogged down on third-and-3 inside the 10.
(Drive recap: 7 plays, 17 yards untimed)

 

THIRD OVERTIME
IOWA STATE 52, WEST VIRGINIA 44
• Rohach 25-yard pass to Coleman (Rohach 2-point pass to Bibbs)
Iowa State struck quickly with Coleman racing open across the middle. Then—under the triple-overtime mandate—the Cyclones went for the 2-point conversion and Rohach found Bibbs open deep in the end zone.
(Drive recap: 1 play, 25 yards untimed)
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Comments

  • JJ KABIR

    One of greatest regrets of my life! With ISU trailing at 7-31 early second quarter, I thought the game was over. Right at that time the sun set had occurred, and the cold was getting increasingly difficult to bear in the open stadium. Disappointingly, I decided to leave the stadium and started driving back towards home, Pittsburgh -- sensing it was a lost game and the cold was too much for me. Upon reaching home after a couple of hours, when I saw the score 52-44 in favor of ISU the jubilation was unreal. You can't decribe that feeling. Alas, I missed the game even after being there!

  • W D Lilly.

    Go to a local high school and hire a coach, it would be about the same except it would only cost a few thousand. At least we could rejoice in the departure of drunk and co. That would do,
    It's a shame lucky really doesn't know a thing about coaches. Or football.
    Back to W.P.U. Hope is over for a few more years. Go HURD!! Lol

  • RT

    Hey...every conference needs a whipping post...The BIG 12 has us!

  • richard

    J.R......i dn't believe they have to buy out the assistant coaches salaries. just the head coach. assistants salaries aren't guaranteed.

  • JimJim

    When Stew followed Rich Rod there was a slight decline or none at all. When the Dude followed Stew the bottom fell out. I'll watch them next year on TV, won't travel to any away games, & not by the season tickets. Times change, time to move on. I may come back 3 to 4 years when Lucky and the Dude are gone. They are not Mountaineers.

  • W D Lilly.

    Wear the colors? What for? It would take to much time to change so he could go to the closest bar, and have a party, to celebrate the win! We did win didn't we?? Drinks on Dana. Go big 12! I hear there's a great QB in Texas, maybe coach could take him out for drinks and woo him away from, A&M. Also Saben may be looking for another place to go???? I think he's a 304 boy.

  • W D Lilly.

    We fired stew, for this? Well all I have to say. I'd rather loose with A 304 boy than a bunch of guys from the outside. It's about state pride. And the drunks, and thugs running the show is a humiliation to our wonderful state. And tax payers do have a dog in this fight, it's a shame about our bad LUCK. If you catch my drift.

  • WOW WOW WOW WOW

    What is life!?

  • WOW WOW WOW WOW

    Wow I'm done with west Virginia I'm burning all my stuff that has west Virginia on it!!!

    • Benthere

      Wow wow, how about this idea. Everyone box up a shirt or some inexpensive article of WVU clothing and mail it to Almost Orange Ollie. When several thousand show up he'll get the message.

  • Joe

    Dana does need to wear blue and gold. I have been indifferent on that topic thinking he may have had his reason.... Being identified easier on sidelines or something.... I'm sick of it. Put on some Blue & Gold. We are WVU and our colors are Blue & Gold

    • Big Larry

      Dana "The Man in Black" Holgorsen has not wore the WVU school colors since he has been here and he never will...

      It is what it is.

  • Joe

    Not sure what the answer is.... Let's wait and see how this off season / recruiting goes. We need a decent OL. We need a decent QB.

  • Cardinal

    What happened today is what we will have to deal with for years to come unless new people, including players and staff are brought in at all levels to rebuild this terrible program. And force the team to wear the uniform that Don Nehlem established in 1980. Get the players and staff to wear gold and blue. This is the first step to create unity. Where are the players from West Virginia? These guys are overlooked. They know what it takes to be a Mountaineer.

  • Toadman

    Did anyone notice that Coach Rhoades didn't show any dissapointment or negative action on his sidelines during the game. He was constantly reinforcing his players. He pulled all the offensive players together and talked them up and did the same thing with the defense twice. Even when they where down by 17 points he never once was negative. He did what a good coach does, he coached his players up.
    This team is going nowhere with Hogerson and company at the helm. It was embarrassing to watch Holgerson on our sideline. 2014 & 2015 will be no different. This program is going to be a bottom dweller for many, many years to come. Too bad! What a change from several years ago.

  • Mike H

    WVU is not Alabama or USC

  • Mike H

    I am so glad we have Coach Huggins. The basketball team is coming around.

    • RT

      Doesn't Huggs wear alot of black too? Just sayin!

    • Big Larry

      Oh Please....