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WVU football: Dana Holgorsen says fans should stop rioting, get used to winning

West Virginia fans set fires, tried to flip cars and neglected police outside campus in celebration of the Mountaineers' 48-45 win over Texas on Saturday night, but Coach Dana Holgorsen said Tuesday he encourages "everyone involved to get used to wins like that."

"I don't understand what was so special about it if they were using that as some sort of excuse to get rowdy," he said.


"Does it count as a championship? No. It counts as one win. It counts as a win the same as Baylor did, which counted as a win the same as Marshall did, minus the conference standing," he said. "Our goal is to win the conference. We're 2-0, but the two wins are equal. There's no difference in the Texas win and the Baylor win."

The second-year head coach said the win was a big moment for the program, but it shouldn't have caused chaos.

Holgorsen said he wasn't aware of the riots until Monday. When questioned on the riots, Holgorsen answered, "Even if I did know about it, what am I going to do about it? ... I worry about what I can control and what I can control is what happened in Austin."

West Virginia (5-0) quarterback Geno Smith threw four touchdown passes in Saturday's win over Texas, including a 6-yard strike in the fourth quarter to take the lead.

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