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West Virginia closes 2017 with bowl loss

Chris Chugonov looks for No. 12{ } Gary Jennings down the sideline.

West Virginia (7-6) scored just one touchdown Tuesday in its 30-14 loss to Utah (7-6) in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Backup quarterback Chris Chugunov found Ka'Raun White on a fade pass to cut the lead to two scores with 1:58 left in the game. But it was too little too late. West Virginia recovered an onside kick the ensuing kickoff, but Chugunov threw his second interception of the night, essentially ending the game.

West Virginia turned the ball over four times, and produced just 151 total yards of offense.

Wide receiver Gary Jennings recorded a game-high 66-receiving yards. Linebacker David Long Jr. led the game with 2.5 sacks.

But David Sills' lack of touches was a massive hamper for the WVU offense. Sills, who leads the nation with 18 receiving touchdowns, failed to register a catch in the loss.

Hear from Mark Martin with coach and player reaction following the game.


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