College Football

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9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET4:00 PM GMT12:00 AM 北京时间9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST, Sep. 14, 2019
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia  Attendance: 57,052

Kendall throws 3 TDs, West Virginia beats NC State 44-27

(AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

By JOHN RABY

AP Sports Writer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn't repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game.

Kendall threw three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 44-27 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.

McKoy helped West Virginia's run game break out of a slump with a pair of scores, and the Mountaineers (2-1) had by far their highest offensive production of the season one week after looking lethargic in a 38-7 loss at Missouri.

"For us to play winning football, we have to identity ourselves as a blue-collar unit," West Virginia coach Neal Brown said. "We have to outwork people, we have to outphysical people. And we embraced that this week. I think what you saw on that field today was a product of that."

Kendall threw two interceptions against Missouri and had another pick on Saturday but overcame that with mostly solid decisions. Kendall had first-half TD tosses of 20 and 13 yards. His 25-yard run early in the fourth quarter set up his 9-yard scoring toss to freshman Ali Jennings for a 38-27 lead.

Kendall went 27 of 40 for 272 yards.

West Virginia broke a 21-21 halftime tie with the help of its special teams and defense, which had been criticized by the coaching staff for 22 missed tackles a week ago.

North Carolina State (2-1) managed just 97 yards of offense in the second half. Sophomore Matthew McKay threw a first-quarter touchdown pass but was harassed all game in his first road start.

McKay finished 23 of 48 for 207 yards. He was 9 of 24 for 72 yards after halftime.

West Virginia's McKoy had a 23-yard TD run in the first quarter and scored from 5 yards out in the third after Logan Thimons blocked a North Carolina State punt at the 12.

After combining for 27 points in its first two games, West Virginia finished with 445 yards of offense Saturday and avoided its worst three-game start to a season in 11 years.

"I told them, I said, they got embarrassed last week at Missouri. You're going to get their best," said North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren. "They're going to come home and not want to show that to their fans. I knew that was coming. I told them that was coming."

THE TAKEAWAY

North Carolina State: Facing its first Power 5 opponent, the Wolfpack ran 18 more offensive plays than West Virginia but fell flat. They were limited to two second-half field goals after outscoring their first two opponents 75-6.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers entered the game with an FBS-worst 1.1 yard per rushing attempt and wasn't expected to improve much with the pregame announcement that right guard Josh Sills would miss the game with an injured shoulder and left guard Michael Brown was out with an illness. But West Virginia's offense avoided the middle for most of the game. Its most effective plays went to the outside and through laterals.

McKoy said he saw a big difference in blocking on Saturday compared with the previous two games.

"When you get that movement, it makes it easier for us running backs to find those holes," he said.

STREAK BROKEN

Christopher Dunn's 51-yard field goal try on North Carolina State's first drive was well short, breaking his streak of 19 consecutive made field goals, the longest streak in the nation.

FROSH WR CONTRIBUTIONS

Three freshmen receivers helped infuse some needed life into West Virginia's offense.

Sam James caught nine passes for 155 yards and a score, Winston Wright had four catches for 13 yards and Jennings had three catches for 28 yards, including the fourth-quarter TD.

UP NEXT

North Carolina State: Hosts Ball State next Saturday.

West Virginia: Travels to Kansas for the Big 12 opener next Saturday.

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Updated September 14, 2019

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NCAA FB
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Duke   Sat 3:30pm
Virginia  
North Carolina   Sat 3:30pm
Virginia Tech  
NHL
Carolina   10:00pm
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Ohio State   8:30pm
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Miami  
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Duke   Sat 3:30pm
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LSU   Sat 3:30pm
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Temple   Sat 3:30pm
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Tulsa   Sat 3:30pm
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UL Monroe   Sat 3:30pm
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Baylor   Sat 4:00pm
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Missouri   Sat 4:00pm
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Arizona State   Sat 6:00pm
Utah  
Kentucky   Sat 6:00pm
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Kansas   Sat 7:00pm
Texas  
Florida State   Sat 7:30pm
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Michigan   Sat 7:30pm
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Tennessee   Sat 9:00pm
Alabama  
Boise State   Sat 10:15pm
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Houston 8 F
New York 3
Houston   7:08pm
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Teams Score Time
Miami 107 F
Orlando 98
Atlanta 93 F
Chicago 111
Minnesota 96 F
Milwaukee 118
Portland 104 F
Denver 110
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Los Angeles 87
Washington   7:00pm
Philadelphia  
Toronto   7:30pm
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Miami  
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Memphis   8:30pm
San Antonio  
Los Angeles   10:30pm
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Denver 6
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Houston   Sun 1:00pm
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Los Angeles   Sun 1:00pm
Atlanta  
Miami   Sun 1:00pm
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Minnesota   Sun 1:00pm
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Los Angeles   Sun 4:05pm
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Baltimore   Sun 4:25pm
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New Orleans   Sun 4:25pm
Chicago  
Philadelphia   Sun 8:20pm
Dallas  
New England   Mon 8:15pm
New York  
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Minnesota 0 F
Montreal 4
New York 2 F
New Jersey 5
Tampa Bay 4 F/SO
Boston 3
New York 3 F
Winnipeg 1
Vancouver 4 F/SO
St. Louis 3
Detroit 1 F
Calgary 5
Nashville 2 F
Arizona 5
Ottawa 2 F/SO
Vegas 3
Buffalo 3 F
Los Angeles 0
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Florida  
Dallas   7:00pm
Pittsburgh  
New York   7:00pm
Washington  
Columbus   8:30pm
Chicago  
Detroit   9:00pm
Edmonton  
Carolina   10:00pm
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1 12 Ryan Blaney 9
2 6 Ryan Newman 13
3 11 Denny Hamlin 40
4 10 Aric Almirola 5
5 34 Michael McDowell 22
6 3 Austin Dillon 20
7 32 Corey Lajoie 33
8 9 Chase Elliott 1
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 7
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT DOVER
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 00 Cole Custer 3
2 7 Justin Allgaier 8
3 22 Austin Cindric 2
4 11 Justin Haley 11
5 98 Chase Briscoe 1
6 1 Michael Annett 16
7 9 Noah Gragson 7
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek 17
9 8 Zane Smith 10
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Pos # Name Start Pos
1 20 Spencer Boyd 25
2 4 Todd Gilliland 6
3 51 Riley Herbst 7
4 24 Brett Moffitt 8
5 52 Stewart Friesen 10
6 16 Austin Hill 13
7 17 Tyler Ankrum 2
8 88 Matt Crafton 1
9 2 Sheldon Creed 5