William & Mary beating West Virginia: Latest FCS upset in the works?

Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

The Tribe have dominated time of possession in the first half and could be working toward yet another FCS upset.

If a 17-7 halftime lead over West Virginia holds, William & Mary could provide the fifth upset by a FCS team in college football's opening weekend.

Playing at Morgantown, W.Va., William & Mary scored 17 unanswered points after West Virginia scored first on an 11 yard-rush by Charles Sims. Tribe quarterback followed that up by engineering a 6-play, 62-yard drive, capped with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Darnell Laws.

Graham added a 5-yard touchdown scamper at the 8:56 mark in the second quarter, and then kicker John Carpenter sent a 29-yard field goal through the uprights with 23 seconds left in the half.

All together William & Mary held a 17:06-12:54 advantage in time of possession. West Virginia quarterback Paul Millard was an effective 9-for-12 in the first half, but he lost a fumble after a first-down sack at WVU's 34-yard line with 2:06 left in the half.

A William & Mary Upset would be the latest in a string of Week 1 FCS upsets. North Dakota State, Samford, Towson and Southern Utah all picked up victories over the first two days of the season.

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