The tenth day of the Twelve Days of Mountaineers highlights one of the most exciting and stressful games of the season. The Mountaineers hosted Baylor in their first Big 12 game in Morgantown on Oct. 3.
West Virginia was up 14-7 late in the fourth quarter when Charlie Brewer led the Bears down the field to tie the game.
In the first overtime, Jarret Doege found Bryce Ford-Wheaton for a touchdown.
In response, Brewer found Ben Sims for a 25-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive to answer to WVU’s score.
The Bears got the ball to start the second overtime but was disrupted by a Tykee Smith interception. Smith had an over-the-shoulder catch to give WVU a chance to win the game.
The Mountaineer offense took full advance of the Smith interception took the ball all the way to the 3-yard line.
On 3rd & 1, Doege handed off the ball to Leddie Brown, who pounded his way into the end zone to give WVU a win.
The Philadelphia native finished with 93 yards, alongside two touchdowns. This was the consistent start of play from Brown we saw the entire season.
This win helped the Mountaineers stay competitive for the following months in the conference.
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