2002, 21-18 WVU win
This game is remembered by four words, “Suggs is stopped short!” WVU linebacker Grant Wiley stopped VT’s standout running back, Lee Suggs, at the goal line in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
It was a huge win for the Mountaineers as they came in unranked and the Hokies were heavy favorites ranked No. 13 in the country. It was a Thursday night game in Blacksburg, Virginia. As the nation was watching, the Mountaineers proved that they too belong in the national limelight. It was the first time the WVU football team beat Virginia Tech since 1997.
While it was the defense that ultimately won the game, some of the Mountaineers’ greatest offensive stars stood out. Quarterback Rasheed Marshall completed 13 of 20 passes for 124 yards and a long pass of 56 yards. Running backs Quincy Wilson and Avon Cobourne combined to go for more than 200 yards.