No. 22 West Virginia holds off Connecticut

BY foxsports • October 24, 2009

Connecticut nearly pulled out a win for Jasper Howard.

Noel Devine's 56-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes lifted No. 22 West Virginia to a 28-24 win over the Huskies on Saturday in the Huskies' first game since the starting cornerback was fatally stabbed outside a university-sponsored dance a week ago.

Devine ran for 171 of his 178 yards in the second half as West Virginia (6-1, 2-0 Big East) overcame the inspired play of the Huskies (4-3, 1-2).

"That's what football is all about - making big plays when your teammates need you," Devine said.

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