The West Virginia Mountaineers are finally bowl eligible. The Mountaineers held on in Ames, Iowa to top the Iowa State Cyclones, 31-24, thanks to a late ISU fumble and some heroics from their all-purpose bundle of fireworks, Tavon Austin.
Two months ago, WVU was Mountaineering the national rankings all the way up to the Top Five. Then, five consecutive losses sunk the boys in gold and blue into the depths of the Big 12 Conference.
On Friday, the heartbreak finally ended for West Virginia, which improved to 6-5 with the win, potentially earning the squad a bowl berth at season's end.
Here are some lessons we can take away from WVU's win over Iowa State: