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West Virginia motors past LIU, 66-0

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s first home football game of the 2021 season went as planned. The Mountaineers scored early and often on Long Island en route to 66-0 victory.

With the win, WVU improved to 1-1 on the young campaign, while LIU fell to 0-2.

West Virginia got on the scoreboard the first time it touched the ball, as Winston Wright took the opening kickoff 90 yards for a score. That 7-0 lead would only grow, as WVU posted touchdowns on its next four offensive drives, and closed the first half with a quick sprint down the field that led to a 44-yard Casey Legg field goal. That gave the Mountaineers a 38-0 lead at the midway point, and they didn’t look back from there. Head coach Neal Brown played nearly every Mountaineer in uniform.

WVU will back at home next Saturday when it hosts 2-0 Virginia Tech. Game time for that one is slated for noon, and it will be broadcast on FS1.