Mountaineers lost earlier meeting
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 1 against Maryland (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP).
West Virginia (8-4) finished the regular season with seven consecutive victories. The Mountaineers (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) started the season 1-4, including a 34-7 loss at Maryland.
The Terrapins finished 9-3 after losing their first two games.
West Virginia finished tied with Miami for the Big East title,
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