Noel Devine and Ryan Clarke each ran for a touchdown and JT Thomas' interception with 1:59 left helped West Virginia to a 24-21 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.
In beating Rutgers for the 15th straight time, West Virginia (9-3, 5-2 Big East) enhanced its chances for a Gator Bowl berth, possibly against Florida State and former WVU coach Bobby Bowden. Gator Bowl officials were on hand at Rutgers Stadium.
The Scarlet Knights (8-4, 3-4), who dropped to 4-31-2 against the Mountaineers, could go to any of four bowls.
Devine, the Big Easts second-leading rusher, was held to 65 yards while quarterback Jarrett Brown completed 10 of 20 passes for 116 yards.
Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage was 9-for-27 for 153 yards and two interceptions. Mohammed Sanu caught six passes for 105 yards.
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