The 6th Annual Friends of Coal Bowl is now in the books and, despite the weather-shortened game, the weekend was a success with broad participation by Association members and numerous guests from the Legislature, state government and both Universities.  The pre-game activities and the game, itself, were record setting with many “first to ever occur” events.  It was exciting and memorable. 

The lightning-shortened game  was the longest and shortest to ever be played in the history of either WVU or Marshall. From kickoff to the point when it was finally cancelled, by agreement of both schools, the game lasted 6 hours and 50 minutes, yet there was nearly a quarter (14:35) of regulation playing time remaining.  Thus, the longest and the shortest!  WVU was ahead 34-13 at the declared end and thereby was declared the winner of the traditional Governor’s Trophy.

Phone Call

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WVU

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Marshall

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