Josh Lambert, who booted a 55-yard game-winning field goal in West Virginia's win at Texas Tech two years ago, is no longer on the Mountaineer team. Rumors of his departure began to circulate as the team reassembled following the mini-break of the off week following the Mountaineers' win over Kansas State. In that game, Lambert missed his first field goal attempt of 30 yards, but returned to make a 37-yarder in the third quarter. Mike Molina handled the ensuing kickoff, then was the kicker for both extra points after West Virginia's touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Lambert apparently did not return for practices in the break since Kansas State, but no further word was forthcoming from head coach Dana Holgorsen, who wished Lambert well. Lambert has already earned his degree from WVU.
Lambert finishes his WVU career with 340 points. He made 69 of his 92 field goal attempts and 133 of 135 extra point tries. He is second on West Virginia's all-time list for field goals made, and third in scoring. Had he played a full season, he likely would have been the all-time record holder in both of those categories.