West Virginia hung around long enough Saturday to add some intrigue to a game that didn’t seem headed toward the ending it would enjoy. The Mountaineers trailed 14-3 in the first quarter, 21-10 at halftime and 27-13 in the third, but managed to hold the ball down 27-20 early in the fourth.
Then the best thing happened to the team’s comeback chances.
Josh Lambert missed a 47-yard field goal.
“I knew we were in great shape because I knew he would come back and drill one,” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said.
Holgorsen’s faith would be shaken, but rewarded. The Mountaineers gave up another touchdown, but scored the final 17 points of the game as Lambert did indeed drill a 55-yard field goal as time expired to beat Texas Tech, 37-34, before 58,502 at Jones AT&T Stadium.
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