The Mountaineers upset No. 15 Virginia Tech.MORGANTOWN, WV-West Virginia nearly blew a
20-point lead against Virginia Technology on Saturday however hung on to come away with a 27-21 win and also reclaim control of the Black Diamond Trophy.The Mountaineers left to a rapid begin scoring on their 2nd play from skirmish with an 80-yard run from Leddie Brown who went unblemished right up the middle. Virginia Technology’s offense was stifled for much of the first fifty percent, specifically early. The Hokies went 3 as well as out on their second offending collection and also West Virginia took advantage of. The Hokies jumped offsides so with the totally free play, QB Jarret Doege heaved one up toward completion area and also Bryce
Ford-Wheaton fell victim to it to press the lead out to 14-0 a little over 5 minutes into the video game. It had not been up until WVU started dedicating penalties that the Hokies started relocating the sphere. Redshirt freshman edge Daryl Concierge Jr.
was flagged for a late hit out of bounds which added 15 backyards and also an automatic initially down. The Mountaineers were flagged for illegal substitution having 12 guys on the area which established up a 1st and 5 instead of a Second and 11 had the play stood. Daryl Porter was flagged once more, this moment for a defensive pass disturbance contact 3rd down which maintained the drive alive. Two plays later, Braxton Burmeister discovered Tayvion Robinson for a 23-yard touchdown to get the Hokies on the board.Midway through the 2nd quarter, Neal Brown inserted Garrett Greene in at quarterback for a modification of rate and to offer a spark to the offense. He
hurried for a gain of ten to relocate the sticks but Leddie Brown was packed on 1st down and also on 2nd down, Greene had not been anticipating the breeze and also needed to pick it up and also throw it away. Doege was re-inserted on 3rd down and attached with Sam James on a banana course for a gain of 30. Doege went right back to James over the center for a 16-yard goal, pushing the lead back up to 21-7. The last mins of the very first fifty percent were very intriguing. WVU marched right down the field and also had a possibility to type another goal however had to opt for a Casey Legg basket after Sam James was eliminated of bounds on the catch in the back of the end area. Virginia Technology located some offensive rhythm for the first time on the day and obtained the round down inside the five. On 3rd and 1, the Hokies were asked for an incorrect beginning after Neal Brown called back-to-back timeouts to obtain Technology out of sync. Burmeister after that sailed a pass too expensive over the head of a wide open receiver in the long run zone, setting up a field goal. John Parker Romo missed out on a chip shot basket attempt from 24 yard out, maintaining ball game 24-7 entering into the break.West Virginia consumed virtually half of the 3rd quarter on their opening drive. Brown chosen to go for it on 4th as well as 2 which assisted obtain WVU in area goal placement. Doege finished a three backyard pass to limited end Mike O’Laughlin which would at some point establish a 44-yard area objective from Casey Legg.Braxton Burmeister came up clutch for the Hokies providing a 39-yard strike to Drake Deiuliis to relocate the ball right into plus WVU area. A botched breeze on 1st down and a sack by Taijh Alston on 2nd established up a third as well as 23 for the Hokies. Nonetheless, Burmeister removed and scurried for the very first down getting 25 lawns on the play. Raheem Blackshear topped off the drive with a 20-yard scuttle to the outside reducing the West Virginia cause 27-14. Virginia Tech’s protection thought of significant momentum-swinging play as TyJuan Garbutt required Jarret Doege to screw up the ball at midfield. The Hokies discovered theirselves in another 3rd as well as long complying with Jared Bartlett’s second sack of the day. Burmeister completed a pass to Kaleb Smith
to make it fourth and convenient, then went right back to Smith on fourth to relocate the sticks. The Hokies functioned their method well inside the WVU 10 however fell short to transform on 4th down as Bartlett had a strip sack of Burmeister, providing the Mountaineers the sphere back and also their 13-point lead maintained. West Virginia went three as well as out and also offered the sphere right back to Virginia Tech. In spite of being in third and also 18,
Burmeister and also Jalen Holston linked for a 29-yard goal to bring the game within six. This was the 3rd big play the Mountaineer defense permitted on 3rd as well as long scenarios. With the game on the line, WVU just needed
an initially down to secure the win however an incorrect beginning moved them back to a 3rd and also long. Jarret Doege threw an interception on the tunnel display providing Virginia Technology an incredibly short area to collaborate with. The Hokies got on the cusp of taking the lead yet West Virginia’s protection
swung into action and also put adequate stress on Braxton Burmeister on third and fourth downs to compel back-to-back incompletions inside the five-yard line and inevitably win the ready West Virginia.The Black Ruby Trophy has gone back to Morgantown.You can follow us for future coverage by liking us on Facebook & following us Twitter: Facebook- Twitter- as well as Schuyler Callihan at.