WVU Football: 30 best games in Mountaineers history

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Nov 29, 2014; Ames, IA, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen looks on during his teams game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. The Mountaineers beat the Cyclones 37 – 24. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Game 26: 1957 vs. Syracuse

In the 1950s, Syracuse touted one of the most high-powered offenses in the country. On Nov. 23, 1957, West Virginia ended the season on a high note by shutting down the Orangemen.

The Mountaineers earned a signature, 7-0, victory shutting out Syracuse for the first time in 32 games.

The lone touchdown came on a one-yard quarterback sneak by Mickey Trimarki in the second quarter. Then, the Mountaineers needed a defensive goal line stand to secure the win.

WVU and Syracuse would go on to develop an intense rivalry that got the most heated in the early 1990s as members of the Big East Conference.

The Orangemen do hold a 33-27 series advantage with the most recent win coming in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl.

Next: Game 25: 1993 vs. Boston College