WVU Football: 30 best games in Mountaineers history

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Oct 4, 2014; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts on the sidelines against the Kansas Jayhawks during the third quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers won 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Game 18: 1940 vs. Kentucky

Autumn in West Virginia is usually beautiful. That wasn’t the case on Nov. 17, 1940 as the Mountaineers and Kentucky Wildcats battled through a mud pit and snow storm. West Virginia pulled out the 9-7 victory, mostly because the Wildcats’ offense couldn’t get moving in the mud, at all.

West Virginia’s only touchdown came on a short reception by Howard Lewellen, which was set up by a long run by Bill Gardner.

Hank Goodman of the Mountaineers sacked UK quarterback Ermal Allen in the end zone for a safety to win the game.

Next: Game 17: 1961 vs. Army