MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Pat White threw three touchdown passes, Noel Devine rushed for a career-high 207 yards and West Virginia beat Auburn 34-17 on Thursday night.
White overcame two early interceptions to bring West Virginia
(5-2) back from a 17-3 deficit. The Mountaineers had their highest
points total since a season-opening 48-21 win over Villanova.
Auburn's Kodi Burns threw for one touchdown and ran for another
score before halftime but couldn't keep the early momentum going.
The Tigers (4-4) managed just 33 second-half yards, were shut
out over the final 40 minutes and now have a three-game losing
streak. That hadn't happened since 1999, coach Tommy Tuberville's
Dorrell Jalloh caught two of White's scoring tosses. His 2-yard
catch put West Virginia ahead to stay late in the third. On his
second, Jalloh shed the grasp of defender Zac Etheridge, turned
around without breaking stride, sidestepped Walter McFadden and
scored from 32 yards out early in the fourth to make it 27-17.
Devine completed the scoring with a 30-yard TD run late in the
game. He surpassed a 188-yard effort in an Oct. 11 win over
Syracuse and has four 100-yard efforts this season.
Auburn made a rare trip far to the north for its first
nonconference road game since 2003.
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