CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Dana Holgorsen has a simple message for West Virginia's players as they wrap up a disappointing season: Win one for the seniors.
Hobbled by injuries on defense and coming off a bye week and an embarrassing road loss to Kansas, the Mountaineers (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) have little more than pride as a motivator when they meet Iowa State (2-9, 1-7) Saturday.
After that, the season will be done for both teams. The Mountaineers' streak of 11 consecutive bowls is over. Iowa State isn't going to a bowl for the first time since 2010.
Holgorsen says his 14 seniors have withstood plenty of adversity, including coaching changes and last year's transition to the Big 12.
For most of them, the highlight was an Orange Bowl win over Clemson in 2011.
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