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.

West Virginia punter Phil Brady shows his frustration after two of his punts were returned for touchdowns.