Boston College 36,
West Virginia 17
-- Paul Peterson threw two first-half touchdown passes and No. 21 Boston College returned two punts for scores to beat No. 13 West Virginia, 36-17, on Saturday.
Boston College (7-2, 3-1 Big East) can earn a share of the conference title by beating Temple and Syracuse in its final season before moving to the ACC next year.
"It is a huge leap for our program and school," said Eagles Coach Tom O'Brien, whose team hadn't won in Morgantown since 1990.
The Mountaineers (8-2, 4-1) could have clinched their first BCS bid and a tie for a second straight conference title. West Virginia lost in November for the first time under fourth-year coach Rich Rodriguez. Its 10-game conference and home winning streaks also ended.
West Virginia out-gained Boston College, 452-243.
DeJuan Tribble returned a first-quarter punt 41 yards for a score and Will Blackmon went 71 yards for a touchdown with a punt return in the fourth quarter. They were the first punt returns for scores by the Eagles in two years.