West Virginia pushed over the 200-yard mark both passing and rushing to beat Iowa State 30-6 in a game marred by mist and rain. A first half full of problems was corrected with a much stronger showing in the later half with explosive performances form Shelton Gibson and Skyler Howard. A varied attack and tough defense kept the Cyclones on their heels long enough for West Virginia to pull out another tough conference win, and give head coach Dana Holgorsen a final home record of 6-1 this season, tying for the best such record since WVU went 7-0 in 2009.
Holgorsen, above, dissects the win, including the improvements in West Virginia's running game, the changes made on both sides at the half, how tempo and pace affected Iowa State and his displeasure with the offense early. Holgosen also praised the defense and specail teams, which anchored a fourth consecutive win that has WVU on the verge of an 8-4 season and solid bowl appearance.