West Virginia Sports NewsLast Update: Monday, December 9, 2013 2:59 AM EST
Dalton's 4 TDs lead Bengals over Colts 42-28
Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another on Sunday, and the Cincinnati Bengals remained perfect at home and in control of the AFC North with a 42-28 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Bengals improved to 6-0 at Paul Brown Stadium on a cold, windy day — 28 degrees at kickoff with a wind chill of 19 and light flurries.
Dalton gave his most consistent performance since October, throwing for three touchdowns that kept the Bengals ahead and finishing it off with an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter. Dalton was 24 of 35 for 275 yards without a sack or interception.
The Colts had another slow start in the cold, falling behind 21-0 before Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to keep them close.
Despite the loss, the Colts were in position to clinch the AFC South later Sunday if Tennessee lost at Denver.
Dolphins shake off snow, Steelers 34-28
Once the Miami Dolphins got used to the snow, the Pittsburgh Steelers were no problem.
Charles Clay caught two touchdown passes, including a 12-yard strike from Ryan Tannehill with 2:53 remaining and the Miami Dolphins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-28 on Sunday.
Daniel Thomas ran for 105 yards and a score. His zig-zag 55-yard burst at snowy Heinz Field set up Clay's winner. Tannehill completed 20 of 33 passes for 201 yards and three scores for the Dolphins . Miami blew a 10-point third-quarter lead but rallied to win for the third time in its last four games.
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 349 yards and three scores but the Steelers lost their second straight game to all but end any outside shot of making the postseason. Antonio Brown raced into the end zone after a series of laterals on the final play, but officials ruled he stepped out before scoring.
Chiefs thump Redskins 45-10 to break 3-game skid
The Kansas City scored early and often Sunday, breaking a three-game losing streak with a 45-10 embarrassment of the Washington Redskins.
The Chiefs improved to 10-3 by dominating an opponent that offered little resistance. They scored on their first four possessions, sacked Robert Griffin III five times and Kirk Cousins once, and returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns.
The score was 17-0 after the first quarter and 38-10 at halftime. Quintin Demps immediately answered the lone Redskins touchdown with a 95-yard kickoff return, part of a stunning tally of 321 return yards by Kansas City in the first half alone.
The Redskins fell to 3-10, increasing speculation that coach Mike Shanahan will be gone at the end of the season.
Capitals' Grubauer stops 30 shots in 1st NHL win
Jason Chimera, Steve Oleksy and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals to power the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Washington defenseman Nate Schmidt added a goal in the third for the Capitals, who beat Nashville at home on Saturday. Schmidt, a 22-year-old rookie, scored his first NHL goal in that game.
Grabovski's goal came on a penalty shot.
In his fourth NHL game, Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves for Washington to earn his first career win. The Capitals have won four of five.
New York , beaten at home in overtime by New Jersey on Saturday, has lost three of five. Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves, and Benoit Pouliot scored the Rangers' lone goal with 1:53 left to spoil Grubauer's shutout bid.
Virginia Tech-UCLA is set for Sun Bowl on Dec. 31
EL PASO, Texas
Virginia Tech and UCLA have accepted bids to meet for the first time in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
Virginia Tech played its first postseason game in the 1947 Sun Bowl, losing to Cincinnati. This will be the Hokies' 21st consecutive bowl appearance under coach Frank Beamer.
No. 17 UCLA will be making its fourth appearance in the Sun Bowl. The Bruins came from behind to beat Northwestern 50-38 in their last appearance in El Paso, in 2005.
The Hokies are led by Thomas Logan, who has completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,861 yards and 16 touchdowns.
UCLA's Myles Jack is the Pac-12's freshman of the year on both offense and defense after starring at linebacker and as a running back.
Virginia Tech beats Miami 61-60 in OT
CORAL GABLES, Fla.
Jarrell Eddie scored 24 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 61-60 overtime victory against Miami in the opening ACC game for both teams on Sunday.
Eddie hit a jumper with 19 seconds remaining in overtime to break a 59-59 tie for the Hokies . Garrius Adams converted the first of two free throws for the Hurricanes (5-5) with seven seconds left but missed the second.
Eddie's corner 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining in regulation tied it at 56. Miami had a chance to re-take the lead but Davon Reed's 3-point attempt with 14 seconds left failed to hit the rim and went out of bounds. Virginia Tech's Joey Van Zegeren made a short bank shot with .03 seconds left for the chance to win in regulation, but it was ruled after the buzzer.
Adams scored 14 points to lead Miami and James Kelly finished with 12.
Reddic leads VCU past rival ODU, 69-48
Juvonte Reddic scored eight of his 24 points during a 17-2 second-half run and VCU beat longtime rival Old Dominion for the fourth consecutive time, 69-48, on Sunday.
Reddic made 12 of 16 shots, and added 12 rebounds, four blocks for the Rams , who trailed 41-40 before JeQuan Lewis' basket in the lane sparked the go-ahead burst with just over 12 minutes remaining.
Aaron Bacote and Keenan Palmore scored 13 each for Old Dominion , which lost its fourth in a row. The Monarchs scored 24 of their first 28 points in the paint until VCU adjusted on defense.
Bacote's third 3-pointer had given the Monarchs the 41-40 edge with 12:50 to play before Lewis scored inside and Reddic followed with a dunk and then a putback. A layup by Briante Weber and Lewis' 3 boosted the Rams' lead to 10, and the cold-shooting Monarchs fell further behind thereafter.