West Virginia’s comfy lead evaporated, the sellout crowd’s cheers had turned to boos and possession of the Black Diamond Trophy purchased proper right here down to a goal-line stand.

Braxton Burmeister nearly launched No. 15 Virginia Tech as soon as extra from a 20-point deficit, however his fourth-down cross fell incomplete on the intention line all through the ultimate minute, handing the Mountaineers a 27-21 victory Saturday.

West Virginia security Alonzo Addae acknowledged there was no sense of desperation on the security when Virginia Tech was handed a golden varied to win.