WVU Football: 30 best games in Mountaineers history

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Oct 4, 2014; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers offensive linemen Mark Glowinski (64) and Tyler Orlosky (65) block at the line of scrimmage against the Kansas Jayhawks at Milan Puskar Stadium. West Virginia won 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Game 13: 2002 vs. Virginia Tech

On Nov. 20, 2002, the Mountaineers and head coach Rich Rodriguez made a statement that the entire nation witnessed on a Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va. The unranked Mountaineers went into a notoriously tough place to play and showed up the No. 13 Hokies.

WVU won, 21-18, thanks to a goal line stand led by linebacker Grant Wiley, who went on to become a soap opera actor. The defensive plays continued late in the fourth quarter when Brian King picked off a pass to seal the deal.

Quincy Wilson’s 125-yard performance included a 42-yard touchdown run in the third quarter which propelled the Mountaineers to the finish.

The victory was WVU’s first over a ranked team in nine years.

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