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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (9/14/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, week 2 victory edition. We're brought to you today by Rolaids.

We may be sponsored by Rolaids, but we spell relief "J A R R E T T B R O W N." Yes, there is a collective sigh of relief by the WVU fans. Not that there isn't plenty to improve on, mind you. But, many worries about the O and D are gradually subsiding. We also got our first real glimpse of the future phenom, Tavon Austin (WOWOWOWOW!!!). Now let's head down to The Plains and take down the Tigers again. Any requests for content can be submitted HERE. Here we go....

What you may have missed:

Mountaineers Overcome Miscues - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU-ECU Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com
WVU-ECU Game Notes and Fun Facts

Stew's Views: Week 2 Sunday Teleconference -
Evaluation of the ECU game and a look ahead to Auburn.

Tables turned - The Charleston Gazette

First college TD just the beginning for frosh Austin - The Times West Virginian

For WVU, everybody got footloose - The Charleston Gazette

ECU praises Brown, WVU defense - The Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers' Brown delivers win - PPG
"In some ways, the West Virginia football team should forget about the opponent."

WVU notebook: Brown's most impressive stat? No sacks - The Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

Mountaineers' Brown delivers win - PPG
"In some ways, the West Virginia football team should forget about the opponent."

Completely Different Set of Emotions for Mountaineers - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Bill Stewart says belief in team was force for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

Six Inducted Into WVU Sports Hall - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Bell, Millines commit to West Virginia
Getting a lot of good pub in southern Florida.

College GameDay Final - ESPN
Is this 2007 all over again? The first two weeks of the 2009 college football season looked a lot like two years ago.

On to Auburn:

Notebook: Williams, Berry day-to-day with injuries - The Charleston Gazette
Hickman's notebook redux

No place like home - The Charleston Gazette

Stewart, Chizik stories have similarities - The Times West Virginian

WVU-Auburn all about the little things - The Times West Virginian
Hertzel's Column

Auburn game will tell the tale - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
First was a quiz, then the test with ECU and NOW the Auburn game will tell the tale? Make up your freakin' mind dude!

WVU looks to fix special teams mistakes - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Jock Sanders and Brandon Hogan mishandled first-half punts that led to East Carolina scores for West Virginia this past weekend.

WVU seeks answers to gaffes - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

News of Note:

West Virginia: Brown standing tall in the pocket - PPG

Williams relishes leading - The Journal
Mickey F's column

Football Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com
Antonik's Notebook

Pastilong’s future undecided - The Times West Virginian

College Football Stats - Division I-A
AH sent me this little nugget. We're No.1 in completion percentage. I had to double check it on anther site. I would have never guessed. WOW. Who's Hot (Sept. 13) ...
"6. West Virginia QB Jarrett Brown He’s not Pat White. Maybe that’s no longer a criticism."

NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 2 - ESPN
Feldman + Schlabach = Fail

Big East helmet stickers, Week 2 - ESPN
NCAA College Football news, commentary, scores, stats, standings, audio and video highlights from ESPN.

Around the League (and beyond):

No. 23 UC outclasses SEMO 70-3 - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Pittsburgh safety Andrew Taglianetti out for year with torn ACL - ESPN
Pittsburgh sophomore starting safety Andrew Taglianetti will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Saturday's 54-27 victory at Buffalo.

Penn State 28, Syracuse 7 Wrap-Up - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
What folks are saying about the Syracuse - Penn State game.

Glass Half Empty Or Glass Half Full: Penn State 28, Syracuse 7 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Syracuse loses to Penn State. Fans will have to decide for themselves what to take out of the game.

Worst. Loss. Ever. -
Shows you how long they've been playing with the big boys. They have no idea.

Frazer out at least two weeks -

Grothe helps Bulls get by Western Kentucky - Tampa Tribune
FCS teams are putting up a fight across the nation. Also, sadly (for WVU fans) Grothe passed Pat White in all-time total yardage in the Big East.

East Carolina Grad Thinks East Carolina A State - The Onion
This was sent to me by Jason C. Great find!!!

Buff players voice support of head coach - The Denver Post
Coach Hawkins is feeling heat in Colorado. This is what happens when you give up 54 points to Toledo.

Weis: Michigan officiating 'left a lot to be desired' - Chicago Tribune
I don't like either team a little bit. But this is just another example of him making excuses.

Whats on tap:

Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. The NFL kicked off this weekend too. We have a Monday night double header tonight:

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots - September 14, 2009 - ESPN
7 pm EDT on ESPN. NE is a 13 point favorite.

San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders - September 14, 2009 - ESPN
10:15 pm EDT on ESPN. SD is an 11 point favorite on the road.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

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Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Greek goddess...literally. Meet Ria Antoniou.