WVU Eyes Bowl Eligibility Heading To Kansas

By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer
By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer
After going to bowl games 11 consecutive seasons, a streak spanning three head coaches, the Mountaineers must win their final two games starting Saturday at Kansas to become eligible.

Kansas' James Sims (29) is tackled by West Virginia's Darwin Cook (25) during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The situation is simple for West Virginia down the stretch.

After going to bowl games 11 consecutive seasons, a streak spanning three head coaches, the Mountaineers must win their final two games starting Saturday at Kansas to become eligible.

Coach Dana Holgorsen isn't taking anything for granted, even though the Mountaineers (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) wrap up their season with Kansas (2-7, 0-6) and Iowa State (1-8, 0-6), the only winless teams left in the league. West Virginia has had plenty of trouble of its own.

The Jayhawks are trying to end their streak of 27 straight conference losses. If they can't beat the Mountaineers or win one of their final two games against Iowa State and Kansas State, they'll break Baylor's Big 12 record of 29 straight defeats.


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