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Countdown to Kickoff: 99 Days

We're looking back at the best of WVU history as a new season nears

Morgantown - No. 99 Darwin Cook, 99-yard fumble return for Touchdown  (2012)

 

Today marks 99 days until West Virginia’s opener against James Madison.  Do you remember where you were the night of the West Virginia-Clemson Orange Bowl game?  For Mountaineer fans, it’s easy to recall that victory for WVU.  The turning point of the game was in the second quarter when Clemson running back Andre Ellington followed a mass of blockers into a goal line pile of players. A pair of Tiger players raised their arms, making the touchdown call. That was a little premature as West Virginia’s Darwin Cook grabbed the ball from Ellington and scampered 99-yards for the WVU touchdown.

 

 

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