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WVU builds big lead, holds on to beat No. 15 Va Tech 27-21

Virginia Tech West Virginia Football
Posted at 10:21 PM, Sep 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-18 22:21:34-04

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia survived No. 15 Virginia Tech’s furious rally from a 20-point deficit to beat the Hokies 27-21.

Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes and Leddie Brown rushed for 161 yards and a score for the Mountaineers, who built a 27-7 lead midway through the third quarter.

Virginia Tech’s Braxton Burmeister threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Holston with 3:10 left and the Hokies got the ball back on an interception.

But Burmeister threw incomplete on fourth-and-goal from the 3. It was one of three Virginia Tech drives that stalled inside the West Virginia 10 and the Hokies came away with no points.