West Virginia Beats Pitt in the Backyard Brawl

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Despite losing starting quarterback Garrett Greene early in the first quarter, the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-1) defeated the Pitt Panthers (1-2) in the 106th edition of the Backyard Brawl, 17-6.

West Virginia was led by sensational sophomore running back CJ Donaldson, who rushed 18 times for 102 yards and 1 touchdown. Jaylen Anderson added 62 yards on 19 carries. Redshirt freshman quarterback Nicco Marchiol, who replaced Garrett Greene in the 1st quarter, finished 6/9 for 60 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Mountaineers will be back in action at home next Saturday, September 23 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Texas Tech is 1-2 this season with losses against Wyoming and Oregon, and a 41-3 win today against Tarleton State.